I'm getting back on the air finally, after having been QRT for almost two years. I find my CW skills have atrophied somewhat. Can't copy much above about 25 WPM, but that should improve with practice. But what is really frustrating is my sending skill. 18 WPM is about it, and even then my decrepit old fingers misfire and screw up a letter here and there. Grrrrrrr! So, I grab a book, open it up, and start sending (sidetone only). I figure after maybe 40 or 50 pages it might all come back. Durn paddles. Maybe I need to switch to a J38.