• [VE9KK] A nice way to spend an hour each week.

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    A nice way to spend an hour each week.

    Posted: 05 Jan 2022 03:36 PM PST http://ve3wdm.blogspot.com/2022/01/a-nice-way-to-spend-hour-each-week.html

    For you CW buffs out there, a great group is the CWops. This is an international organization and their main goal is to promote continual improvement of CW proficiency across a broad range of activities. They have
    a CW academy which moves people along toward improving their CW skill
    level. They have a monthly newsletter (which can be found on their site)
    called Solid Copy which is all things CW.
    Have ever been on the air and all of a sudden a section of the CW band becomes alive with action? Most likely if it's a Wednesday or Thursday it's
    the Weekly running of the CWops Tests or as it's also known as CWT. This is
    a mini 1-hour contest. Everyone is welcome in these mini contests, and it's
    a great way to improve your CW skills.
    Today was the first time I took a dive into the CWT. The hours went by very fast and in this contest I was in Search and Pounce mode and not Running. I made 14 contacts for 196 points, not a record by any means. But I was
    getting my feet wet.
    I encourage you to have a look at the CWops site and for sure have a look
    at their newsletter Solid Copy.

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