cw the " old " forgotten mode

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KA1BSZ, Jun 9, 2021.

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  1. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm impressed. A troll topic that hasn't gone awry yet. You guys must've gotten your Geritol early
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  2. KJ4KPW

    KJ4KPW Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm 34 and you'll find me on CW almost every day (unless it's constant storms like the past few days, but I managed to squeeze in a QSO).

    Is it my favorite mode? Yes!
    Do I think it is the best mode? Yes! Why else would I operate it almost exclusively?

    Everyone has their favorite mode and reasons why they think it is the best, and that doesn't detract from anyone else enjoying their favorite mode.

    I will say, CW (and the bands) are not dead! I can't even remember the last time I got on the radio and failed to make a qso. It's pretty normal to have DX respond to my generic CQ, and there is always something going on around the SKCC frequencies.

    Get on the air and call CQ on your favorite/best mode!
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  3. WA1GXC

    WA1GXC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Shower, ****, and a shave. What more can you ask outta life?

    "I feel pretty, Oh so pretty....."

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  4. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    What more? :confused: Let me count the ways...:p (A winning lottery ticket comes in there, somewhere.:D)
  5. KA1BSZ

    KA1BSZ Ham Member QRZ Page

  6. KA1BSZ

    KA1BSZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    It was that long ago. maybe last week or so, think it was here on qrz.
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  7. KA1BSZ

    KA1BSZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    to reply to my post...I have also tried JS8CALL and it's ok...but it's very hard to make a contact and have any kind of a qso, so I go back to psk and cw. I'm proud to know the code. as an older ham told once, " the code separates the men from the boys. "
  8. WA4KCN

    WA4KCN XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Every musician can play a piano, and every ham should know how to play CW.
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  9. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    To me FT8 nowadays/ it's just a Beacon mode to check Band conditions. It's very useful in that respect to me.
    Then I turn
    to CW or a voice mode.
    CW is not forgotten.

    73 from,
    The K0UO " Rhombic Antenna Farm" 2 miles of wire in the air
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2021
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  10. W3SY

    W3SY Ham Member QRZ Page

    QRZed, is this frequency in use? Whiskey Thuh-ree Strawberry Yogurt.
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