Hi guys. I just got a Youkits HB-1B and have been doing more CW as a result the past few days (much better receiver than the Icom 7200, more selective, too) so I'll see if I get any "naughty nooby" cards in the mail on that rig. I have had a huge response to CQs on the youkits rig so obviously power output is no handicap in the CW world. Although most OM CW ops are helpful as heck for a new CW op, I occasionally run into some who have gone to the Dark Side of ex-elmering, when I visit The Drooping Dipole (a ham bar near here). I choose to sit at a different table. Am really enjoying CW, slow as I am! I do intend to have a friend nearby tune me in and record me on the Icom, soon. I'm just having too much fun with the youkits rig right now to have done it. This is fun.