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CWops Academy - Beginner

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CWops just started their Jan-Feb beginner course and I’m in it. We had our Intro meeting Sunday 7pm and will meet Wednesday/Sunday 7pm for 16 sessions. I did it in 2018 but had to bail towards the end - stuck in UK on business a few weeks.

I’m amazed how it’s coming back - I’m beginning to hear letters without dah/dit conversion in my head. “Head Copy” they call it.
 

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Awesome!

The CWOps organization is pretty awesome and the instructors are top notch volunteers.

Keep us updated!
 

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I've heard of CWops Academy but never checked them out until you mentioned it here . I am going to plan on signing up for the April/May session.

I used to do CW quite a bit but for some reason about 30 years ago I stopped when I started working at HRO in Salem. I am thinking about getting back into again. Lately, I have been finding myself reading road signs etc out loud in CW as I drive to and from work and found myself listening to the CW portions of the bands more often. I can read about 8-10 WPM but numbers and punctuation always trip me up.

I have forgotten the different prosigns but getting back into them again slowly.

I have an Iambic BY-1 keyer and a couple of straight keys. I used to have a pretty good fist on SK. the Iambic is good too but I tend to send way faster than I can copy using that thing. At one time I was up to about 18 WPM in the late 80's and that was about the time I started working for HRO and basically got burned out on Ham Radio. Having a job in your hobby kind of sucks.
 
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