Do you mind if a CW op is so low level that they can only give you a signal report, say TU, and that is it? I would say "beginner" but I'm not a beginner, and just have opportunity to plink around with CW from time to time. I stopped because after almost 9 months of practice at 15 mins or so a day, I wasn't happy with my progress (and I have too many other things going on to continue it). I do like listening to stations and finding where they are from. But should I be on air transmitting if a signal report is all that I can do, or will this just bother people? I have tried this before, but some want to say more than that, and I quickly become lost, and end the conversation (unless I use FLDIGI and cheat). I have considered picking up a QRP pocket rig to try from the mountains near home.