Many thanks, AB2T, for the advise. I am in the process of learning the code and have been wondering about the techniques for moving away from thinking letters and into words. Your description was very helpful in making the connections. Essentially it helps me understand how much further I have to go. Ok, back to learning the letters and prosigns..... Cheers and 73s, David/KG6IRW A no-code Extra who doesn't want to be!