Just signed up for the Level 1 CWOps academy starting in January. Also purchased a pristine condition Bencher BY-1, as it's recommended by the hosts that I learn with a paddle type key. I'm very excited. Right now, the only letter I know is "K", but I couldn't pick it out of a string of characters being sent for the life of me. I can send the heck out of it with a cheap straight key though! K - K -K - K - K In the meantime, I'd like some tips on learning from those who are experienced. It's a little intimidating really, I know I'm going to stumble and make mistakes, but at the same time, it's something that I genuinely do want to learn to do (and have fun with)!