Thank you everyone for all of the great tips! I had a QSO this evening and had some bad QSB in the beginning and QRMD (did I use that right?) at the end. So I learned something. It's great to have all of these tools at my disposal, and I worked the filters and the RIT to make it happen, but employing these tools and copying at the same time is no easy feat! I feel like a hurdler in a way. Learning to copy the code was just the first hurdle of many. You have to be able to send well too. And then you have to be able to copy on the air with all of the challenges that come along. CW isn't a planet; it's a whole universe!