The CW Academy is a program put on by the CW Operators' Club aimed at increasing the number of competent CW operators on the HF CW sub-bands. It addresses all levels of enthusiasts: from those aspiring to become licensed operators who want to learn and use Morse code; to veteran operators who are intent on increasing their CW skills, speed and activity.
Those who wish to participate will register here by clicking on "SIGN UP AS A CWOPS STUDENT." Please provide all requested information, especially your estimated code speed. If you have not yet learned Morse, then simply put in "0." We use the signup data to organize the upcoming training sessions. Students are organized by levels and time zones.
Students are grouped into one of three levels:
· Level 1 (beginners and operators whose code speed is 10 wpm or less);
· Level 2 (intermediate, operators who know Morse and can operate comfortably at speeds between 11 and 15 wpm); and
· Level 3 (advanced, operators who can operate at speeds between 16 and 20 wpm).
The objectives for Level 1 training are to learn all Morse letters and numbers at a letter speed of 20 wpm and a word speed above 15 wpm; to learn conversational QSO protocols; to be introduced to contest QSOing; and to be introduced to DX pileup best practices.
The objectives for Level 2 training are to increase one's speed above 15 wpm through practice with head copying and sending; to hone one's skills in conversational QSOing, contesting and DXing.
The objectives for Level 3 training are to increase one's speed above 20 wpm through intensive practice with head copying and sending; and to practice advanced skills in contesting and DXing.
Once you have signed up, we will contact you about a month prior to the beginning of that session. If you have not received a message from us by August 1 for the Sep/Oct session; December 1 for the Jan/Feb session or by March 1 for the Apr/May session, please email us using the subject "CW ACADEMY" and let us know.
Rob, K6RB at email@example.com or Will, WJ9B at firstname.lastname@example.org