Good sign or bad?

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by W6ELH, Mar 18, 2017.

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  1. W6ELH

    W6ELH Ham Member QRZ Page

    So... I'm trying to take the plunge and learn Morse. Have been using one of the online study programs in the evening, listening to a "Gordo" CD during my short work commute, and listening to CW QSOs trying to pick out what little I can.

    I'm still very early in the process, but now I "hear" CW in random background noise. I'll be reading or working on something, and think I hear CW. "Did I leave a radio on?" Nope, nothing, it's just that muddled up mass of gelatin inside my head bone.

    I hope this is a good sign, but I'm not exactly certain! o_O

    Cheers... Jim
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  2. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's not a problem until you start copying that phantom CW an i tells you to do bad things Jim!
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  3. KO4LZ

    KO4LZ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    This happens to me too -- sometimes I think I hear CW in random background noise. Completely normal :)
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  4. AA4OO

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  5. K4OCY

    K4OCY Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I hear it in all sorts of things:) Good luck!
  6. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wait..Wait.. is that a faint call in the noise ?
    When I call CQ on 12 M I sometimes think I hear someone answering me down in the noise luck.
    I have made 5 CW QSOs on 12M in the last 10 years and have logs to prove it :D
    Anybody , call me on 24.910 soon !
  7. KO4LZ

    KO4LZ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    My phone's ringtone is actually my call (KO4LZ) in CW at 20 WPM -- it's a unique sound that always gets my attention even when it's almost buried in noise :)
  8. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    I hear it all the time too, only problem it's always key down carrier, and way off frequency!
  9. KT0G

    KT0G Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have CW ringtones for names of 5 or 6 people that call me regularly. I also have my an app on my cell phone that plays my text messages in code as received. Plus I hear tones from all types of sources. Its a curse I can't shake.
  10. NT4TC

    NT4TC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Where can I get these apps? I'd love to have my ringtone be my call sign... and then others' names? The text message app sounds cool too. I've an Android phone.

    Tom - N7TGC

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