When someone asks, Why CW?

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by KD7ICW, Oct 16, 2019.

?

Is CW the best mode?

  1. Yes

    12 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. -.-.

    14 vote(s)
    58.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
ad: L-HROutlet
ad: l-rl
ad: Left-3
ad: MessiPaoloni-1
ad: Left-2
ad: L-MFJ
ad: Subscribe
  1. KD7ICW

    KD7ICW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Why CW?








    Why CW?

    Because this is how I sound when I try to use a microphone, that's why.

    o_O;)o_O
     
  2. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    CW is faster than TXTing
     
    K1LKP likes this.
  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Because it’s FUN!

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
    VE3BXG, K0UO, W9RAC and 7 others like this.
  4. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    An excellent reply. A reason is not a requirement.
     
    VE3BXG, K0UO, N0TZU and 2 others like this.
  5. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Most fun I've ever had with my clothes on.:)

    It's still my preferred mode, after 54 years in amateur radio.

    And there's no shortage of activity. There is often a shortage of propagation, however.:p
     
    K0UO likes this.
  6. K1LKP

    K1LKP Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

  7. K1LKP

    K1LKP Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    HI BRAD,

    I ENJOYED LISTENING TO THE BORING CONVERSATION YOUTUBE.

    IT'S WHEN HE SAID "SITUATION NORMAL" THAT I DID LOL....LOL...

    IN THE SERVICE WE USED TO USE THE EXPRESSION SNAFU

    "SITUATION NORMAL ALL FOWLED UP"...........HIHIHI....

    OR

    "NFG" NOT FUNCTIONING GOOD .......HIHIHI......
     
    KD7ICW likes this.
  8. W5WTH

    W5WTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I get asked this from time to time. Especially, from non hams.

    I'm going with the above answer; "it's fun". I have no illusion that I am going to save the world because CW is the only sig that will make the contact.
    The learning process was enjoyable and it's just a fun challenge. That's what hobbies are suppose to be; fun!
     
    VE3BXG, W9RAC, N7BKV and 2 others like this.
  9. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

  10. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Here's a reason: I just worked Jack K6ZMF on 40CW. He's 77, which isn't all that old, but was just getting back into CW after what may have been a long break.

    Sending: Not good, but good enough.

    Copying: It took me sending my call 7 times before he actually got it. (Signals 599 both ways.)

    But...this is part of the fun! I hear more and more ops who are pretty old "just getting back on" (maybe after retirement, or whatever) and CW is what they use.

    Fun.
     
    W0JBR, N8AFT, N7BKV and 1 other person like this.

Share This Page