The SKCC Weekend Sprint is this weekend, 1200Z Saturday to 2359Z Sunday. DETAILS For those, especially those new to CW, why not give it a try? It's easy (and free!) to sign up. CLICK HERE These Sprints are very laid back and OPs will gladly slow down to a speed you're comfortable with. After all, most are using straight keys, so speed change is easy and instantanous. If you don't have a straight key, there are (relatively) inexpensive ones available that are perfectly servicable. Switching from paddles to a SK is easy -- you already know what proper spacing sounds like, you just have to add some more muscle memory to your repertoire. As a bonus, you'll find your speed increasing rapidly.