|Rochester Amateur Radio Association, Inc.|
|PO Box 93333, Rochester NY, 14692||Telephone Hotline: (585) 210-8910|
Pete Fournia, W2SKY, is conducting a Beginners Morse Code class each Thursday at 7PM.
Tim Brown, WB2PAY, is conducting Intermediate Morse Code Practice sessions each Wednesday at 7PM except the first Wednesday of the month (RaRa meeting night).
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join either class, check the rag for direct email addresses. All skill levels including beginner are welcome.
Mission Statement & Statement of Purpose
RXCWG is a collaborative effort between the RaRa and XRX Amateur Radio Club, and between students and Elmer’s to support and advance the practice and use of Morse code in amateur radio.
RXCWG has two primary goals:
The first is to provide environments and instructors so that students can learn the basics of Morse code: the alphabet, numbers, pro-signs and common abbreviations, and to provide opportunities for students to make their first CW QSO along with ongoing practice and getting on the air.
The second goal is to provide venues, environments, coaching and support to those amateurs who wish to improve their code proficiency.
RXCWG desires to provide support to new hams entering the hobby who may also need basic instruction in the fundamentals of amateur radio, setting up a station and getting on the air. It is RXCWG’s intention to complement, not compete with, the activities and programs of other radio clubs in our community. It is RXCWG’s hope that we can be a resource to these organizations furthering the use of CW in their respective endeavors and pursuits.
Come Join Us!
All are welcome to join – anytime. Start when you are available and progress at your own pace. It is not a class but a group effort.
To join, please contact:
Tim Brown, WB2PAY, email@example.com,
Bob Karz, K2OID, firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Forest Shick, WA2MZG, email@example.com
The goals of the group are:
– Help fellow hams learn Morse Code
– Develop CW operating skills
– Teach CW etiquette
– Increase code proficiency
– Develop new CW Elmers
Our group has three levels of proficiency:
– You are a BEGINNER if you have no Morse Code skills or
– You are an INTERMEDIATE if you can receive 5 to 15 WPM
– You are an ELMER if you can receive over 15 WPM
Learning methods are tailored to members’ needs:
– In person
– Over the air
– On the computer
As presenters and topics are available there will be more monthly meetings. Presently code practice meetings at described above.
A Beginner's Guide to CW
QRP kits (Download Slides)
CW The Original Mode (Download Slides)
– December 2018:
Every Tuesday Afternoon, 2PM:
– Check-in on 50.250 MHz USB
– Net control will pair up participants for practice and provide procedural instructions
– All switch to CW
– Each pair will hold a practice QSO
– Everyone switches back to USB for review of the practice
Typical QSO's are practiced.
Instructions are given at the beginning of the net on USB.
Last revised: 03/11/22 09:23 AM
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Information Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org