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When someone asks, Why CW?

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


Is CW the best mode?

  1. Yes

    23 vote(s)
  2. -.-.

    19 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
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  1. N4UP

    N4UP Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yesterday was not a bad day. Made 124 contacts yesterday, on a Wednesday no less. 113 on CW. 2 on SSB ( Pitcairn and Comoros, neither were new countries but the D68 was a new prefix ). And 9 on FT8. All were quick exchange contacts.

    Today I am ordering my second Begali. Need one for the truck. About the only time I rag-chew is while CW mobile.
  2. K1LKP

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  3. W9RAC

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    I spend a hour or two on cw most days, it's a refreshing change from SSb. It's my favorite mode in many ways but not all. 73 RAC
  4. K8AI

    K8AI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Folks usually don't ask why someone is painting a picture when most people are using photography instead these days.

    I'm another one who learned code in order to get the license - It was nothing more than a means to an end in the beginning. After making a bunch of Novice QSO's, I actually started liking it and now it's my preferred mode.

    CW only requires cheap, simple, low powered gear. I like that.
  5. KN4ICU

    KN4ICU Ham Member QRZ Page

    For me, it is fun. I love the sound of code going back and forth. It is very relaxing. There is also this "mystique" to it. When friends hear and see me copy code, they are mesmerized I can do it. It's just a cool thing to be able to do.
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  6. W8ES

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    Some of us old farts' hearing is so bad, SSB isn't even an option. I've been CW-only for many years and wish it had been longer. So for me, yes, CW is the best mode.
    N7BKV likes this.
  7. KI5CAW

    KI5CAW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Because it's music to my ears.
  8. K1LKP

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  9. N7BKV

    N7BKV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Someone told me it's like rap music that old white guys can do.
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  10. AD0HT

    AD0HT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am working on CW as it seems fun to me. I would hope to operate this well someday.


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