Hi, I have recently got back into Ham Radio and in particular CW. I am improving with practice and am ok at 12 to 15wpm on a good day. I am happy with the speed I am at and have had many QSO's at these speeds. I have no burning desire to get faster and am happy for my skill to naturally improve with time. However I do feel an underlying pressure to get faster as most operators on the air are going faster than 15wpm. For those new to CW it must be like chasing after a speeding bus and trying to hop on! I don't think this does much to encourage new operators to try CW. I think we should encourage more operators to have a go at whatever speed they are comfortable at. Clubs such as CW Fists www.fists.co.uk www.fistsna.org and Second Class Operators Club www.qsl.net/soc promote having a go at slower speeds/skill levels and they have a good following. This shows there are some Hams with the same view. What are your thoughts ? Thanks for reading, 73, Glyn, G7UQN. "Keep CW Alive"