I've been thinking about something the past couple weeks - something to help promote ham radio and CW... I've been thinking about starting a QRS CW "Net" for the purpose of CW practice for those wishing to learn the art. Format would be a moderated "net" by me and/or other seasoned CW operators and go something like this... Round 1: Checkins Net Op requests checkins by call area, assigns numbers and makes a list of checkins Round 2: Intros Each check in sends their call sign, name, QTH, license class and how long they've been licensed (standard format - intent is to help guide those copying the code on what to expect - for example (de. wf4w name is RJ. Qth is Roswell, GA. Class is Extra. Been licensed for 28 years BK) This will help build word common word recognition. Round 2: Guided Conversation Net control will ask a question that each checkin will respond to such as "de WF4W - Describe your station plz. My rig is Ic7300 with 100 watts to vertical. Using vibroplex iambic paddles for CW. BK" Each participant sends the exact same sequence so everyone knows what's coming and helps build word-sound recognition. Round 3 - x : Contacts Each participants gets an opportunity to contact another stations using standard format "KK4KK de WF4W ur RST is 599 599 KN" / "WF4W de KK4KK R 599 - ur rst is 579 579 BK" I need to put some more thought into this b/c I'd like to have an internet chat going along with the net to communicate more easily if necessary. Perhaps use the assisted chat to keep track of checkins/checkouts, suggested topics, etc. or provide a means for participants to ask for slower speed, etc. Thoughts? What's going to make this NOT work aside from being tedious? For those trying to learn, does this sound helpful?