After getting comfortable on the air with CW, I'm starting to wonder if eliminating the code requirment on the Tech test was a bad idea. Yes, it took a bit to learn, but wow....It opens up many more opportunities to communicate than the 2 meter band that everyone seems to start on. After using CW for a month. 2 meters I am rarely on 2 meters anymore. Also, it seems like a basic foundation skill to have as an operator. Any thoughts???