Re: Learning Morse Code Advice Wanted

Richard KE0YGN

I'm signed up for the fall semester, and the student requirements at CW academy are as follows:  Minimum essentials:

Broadband Internet access

Computing device (desktop, laptop)

Webcam (camera, microphone) either built-in or USB add-on

Keyer paddle (single lever or dual lever)

Keyer with sidetone or radio with built-in keyer and sidetone

Dedication to daily practice


I thought you didn't have a keyer ?


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Subject: Re: [New-Hams] Learning Morse Code Advice Wanted


I can happily second the suggestion for CWOps Academy. I started with their basic class, and in the fall will be pushing through the advanced series. The class was able to take me from 5 wpm (basically just knowing what the letters are) to copying around 25 wpm in about 9 months. You will likely be able to get through the first course or two without a computer since much of the curriculum is web based, but a couple of the programs later in the courses are Windows PC only  

For learning the letters initially, I used Morse Toad and Morse-IT iOS apps. Both are pretty fun, and honestly I still use them to drill letter sounds occasionally just because they’re amusing. 

Good luck, and hope to hear you on the air!

Nick (n1cck)

73s..Richard    KE0YGN

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