Became a Tech in early 2017 decided to be 100% CW. Went to CWAcademy to learn code. Now, an Extra, a CWOps member and an advisor in CWAcademy teaching basic class. Active in CWOps and SKCC (working on Tx2) and learning to use a bug well. I ragchew , limit is at 32wpm, Now my limitation is not head copy but sending. I've hit a wall at 35wpm but am stubborn and I wont give up! Most, I've been told, simply go to a keyboard at 35, but I'm not giving in that easily! Heh, I even got my youngest brother to become a HAM and he's learning code (somewhere around 25/20 Farnsworth now)! The last qso on my bug, I got the best compliment ever , my pride swelled up like a ripe carcass in the noon day sun! He sent: "nice fist"