Why Learn Morse Code in Our Modern Age?

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by K1LKP, Jun 18, 2020.

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  1. K1LKP

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  2. WB2WIK

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    The license plate on my RV is: CW4EVR:)

    Or, it was...I sold the RV but kept the plates. Will transfer to the next new vehicle I buy, which could be later this year.
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  3. N4QFY

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    I wish it was more common so I could get more practice. I need to set up my antenna and between waiting on a paycheck to buy more coax and the lightning storms I haven't been able to practice sending in real life.
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  4. AC0GT

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    There's lots of reasons to learn Morse code, it's just that few of them involve a radio and when they do it's to receive machine sent code.
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  5. W4WVW

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    It's fun, needs no computer and gets more contacts than SSB. Particularly true working QRP.
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  6. N8TGQ

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    You wont wake up the whole household with early morning QSOs
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  7. W5ESE

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  8. WA9FZB

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    For those of us who must accept compromise antenna systems, CW is far more likely to result in real QSO's than SSB. Only FT4/8 come close, but since I learned code in my Novice days (1962), I don't have to figure out how to get the rig onto the digital modes. I just fire it up and go.

    Oh, BTW, if any nearby devices ever pick up your stray RF, they have a much harder time figuring out who it is coming from.
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  9. N8TGQ

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    Because its a secret code that very few know and it makes me cool!
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  10. N2AMM

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