CW

A Few Good CW Links

Code Quick is the best CW teaching software I've used. - W3WTW

Need an electronic keyer?  (kit or fully assembled)

K3WWP has a GREAT CW web site!

W1AW CW Transmission Schedule

Pacific Mtn Cent East   Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
6 am 7 am 8 am 9 am     Fast Code Slow Code Fast Code Slow Code
7-9 am
10 am-12:45 pm
8-10 am
11 am-1:45 pm
9-11 am
noon-2:45 pm
10 am-noon
1-3:45 pm
  Visiting Operator Time
1 pm 2 pm 3 pm 4 pm   Fast Code Slow Code Fast Code Slow Code Fast Code
2 pm 3 pm 4 pm 5 pm   Code Bulletin
3 pm 4 pm 5 pm 6 pm   Teleprinter Bulletin
4 pm 5 pm 6 pm 7 pm   Slow Code Fast Code Slow Code Fast Code Slow Code
5 pm 6 pm 7 pm 8 pm   Code Bulletin
6 pm 7 pm 8 pm 9 pm   Teleprinter Bulletin
6:45 pm 7:45 pm 8:45 pm 9:45 pm   Voice Bulletin
7 pm 8 pm 9 pm 10 pm   Fast Code Slow Code Fast Code Slow Code Fast Code
8 pm 9 pm 10 pm 11 pm   Code Bulletin

W1AW's schedule is at the same local time throughout the year. The schedule according to your local time will change if your local time does not have seasonal adjustments that are made at the same time as North American time changes between standard time and daylight time. From the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October, UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) = Eastern Time + 4 hours. For the rest of the year, UTC = Eastern Time + 5 hours.

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Morse Code Transmissions

Frequencies are 1.8175, 3.5815, 7.0475, 14.0475, 18.0975, 21.0675, 28.0675 and 147.555 MHz.

Slow Code = practice sent at 5, 7-1/2, 10, 13 and 15 words per minute (wpm).

Fast Code = practice sent at 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 13 and 10 wpm.

Code practice text is from the pages of QST magazine, the League's membership journal. The source is given at the beginning of each practice session and alternate speeds within each session. For example, "Text is from July 1992 QST, pages 9 and 81," indicates that the practice session's plain text is from the article on page 9 and its mixed number/letter groups are from page 81.

Code bulletins are sent at 18 wpm.

CW frequencies include code practices, Qualifying Runs and CW bulletins.

Practice Recordings

You can also find W1AW code practice on the ARRL's web site, in MP3 format. Other resources can be found on the ARRLWeb Learn CW page.

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