I received my Extra in 2014 because I could never pass the Morse Code requirement. Being 65 back then wasn't the biggest hurdle, it was the chemicals involved in my stem cell transplant that was the primary cause of loss of my short term memory, about 85+ percent. I did try, many times, using different techniques I found advertised, but could never get beyond 4 characters. It just wasn't a goal that I could make. I do like CW, it's clear to hear, even with low power and long distances and the usual noise involved. Lately, I see that there's a couple of transceivers that can translate incoming Morse, and i can, using my keyboard, produce Morse using this same transceiver. MFJ makes one for a couple hundred. I wondered if this could be a possibility that would work for me, as obviously a lot of people use it. I wondered what you guys thought about it, and if you could recommend a brand / model that would work the best. I realize there are the "purists" out there who are against it, and I truly "get it". But for those of use who would not otherwise have a chance, this seems like a fair alternative.