My penance...? Admit the facts. Chagrin and everything that comes with it. I failed the ten questions. "Copy to paper" was my salvation. I had more than one 25- character "stretch" of " perfect copy. So, only with the perfect copy, I passed the code test. Whew ! Not proud, but happy to get over that hump. I did not like copying to paper, and finally realized that only certain facts need be copied to paper...his/her callsign, his/her name and location, his/her dididahdahdidit, if any, etc. Later, I learned that except for that (previous sentence), all that is needed is the gist of the incoming message. Code ? I love it...it hates me.