I work CW a lot (probably about 80-90% of the time, lately) which means old-timers, newbies, and everything else. Two annoying things: Stations who insist on giving me their SKCC number, when I couldn't care less and would much rather just have a conversation. Stations using bugs who really shouldn't. I'm glad CW is so active and usually get answers to my CQs. Practice with the bug off the air until when you play back a recording of your sending, it sounds like real code; and be happy about SKCC and all the other organizations, but please realize a lot of us just use code to have conversations, work DX or whatever and it's meaningless to us. "I wouldn't join any club who would have me as a member." -Groucho Marx.