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I AM a Ham May 9, 2007

Posted by truthspew in amateur radio.

So occasionally The Tonight Show has some redeeming value. In this case it put morse code (Or as we hams call it, CW for Continuous Wave.) up against test messaging.

The gentleman sending the morse code is using what is called paddles. Paddles are sweet but I’d have rather seen this done with a plain old fashioned key.

Here’s the video:

And as a ham who did his 20WPM code without issue, I must say that working CW is lots of fun.

For example, a while back I got a QSL card from a ham in Germany. The card stated it was a CW contact but I haven’t worked CW in years.

So apparently someone needs to improve their copy skills.



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