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I've been at it for so long that I think in Morse. But a definite plus one for FON, which I still use now and then to keep my ear in.

Try playing stories / interesting wikipedia stuff as imported .txt files in G4FON. Takes a bit of the tedium away.

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I was taught morse at a nautical training school in Anglesey when I was 14 years old, flashing light and morse flag, in 1947. so that when I joined the Navy a year later I became a 'communicator' telegraphist for 25 years. My amateur radio overlapped being licensed in 1962 and now aged 86 I'm still at it (morse that is) So keep practicing and it will fit you for the rest of your life.
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g3rfh wrote:
I was taught morse at a nautical training school in Anglesey when I was 14 years old, flashing light and morse flag, in 1947. so that when I joined the Navy a year later I became a 'communicator' telegraphist for 25 years. My amateur radio overlapped being licensed in 1962 and now aged 86 I'm still at it (morse that is) So keep practicing and it will fit you for the rest of your life.
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73 de Ken G3RFH

Thanks for the advice Ken and well done on the radio career - I hope I'm still playing radio at 86 mate :)


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i was taught in the RAF,a few letters at a time. then keep adding letters until you have them all, then start to increase the speed.
dont try to decode a slow teleprinter though,lol i know a few people that tried !! hand writing cw at 40wpm is not fun.
whatever you do dont dot count or you will not get passed about 12 wpm. hear the sound,and associate it with a letter/something.
eg Q = here comes the bride....dah dah di dah 3 = Mulligatawny di di di dah dah

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2e0xxo stu (ex comms analyst/special telegraphist) anyone else out there from diggers?


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Cheers Stu, I should have a knack for patterns and syntax (Software Engineer) but this is proving a challenge - one day the penny will drop and it will be like taking the stabilsers off the bike and riding on two wheels without my dad running behind holding the seat :)


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nothing beats dedication to the code
if you love it youll learn it pretty quick
try to find a local guy to send to you
dont send back to him but read it to him
ive taught a few guys local to me over the years
I am 100% cw and love it after only 35 years.
My tutor was a radio operator on a sunderland flying boat.
I used to read back to him on 2 mtrs.
its a great means of communication.
I am proud to say i am a member of cw ops, fists, gqrp,, rsars.
I listen alot as I am working in my shack.
cw is always on in the background..
regards Dave G0AYD.


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