Morse Code anyone?

Terry (KG5WO), Lloyd (WO5W) and I were talking about how many passing references we hear about people wanting to learn morse code. So we decided to try to do something about it. In order to do something about it, we need to determine who, when, and where. If you’re interested, send me an email (“my callsign” AT arrl DOT net) and I’ll start to compile a list of names.

Let me caution you about the term “interested.” There’s a difference between “interested” and “wanting it.” Being “interested” is not enough to learn morse code. It’s going to take a commitment on your part. If you’re willing to commit, we’re willing to commit. Commit to what? Well, learning morse code is not a short-term effort. What’s long-term, you ask? Initially, I’ll put together a lesson plan that will require 12, one-hour meetings. Whether we meet twice per week or once per week, week night or weekends is to be determined. Where we meet is to be determined. Once we have a list of names (who are willing to pledge a commitment), we’ll try to figure out what works for everyone. If we meet only once per week, there will be home work for sure. If we meet twice per week, there may still be some homework.

Cost to enroll?  It’ll be FREE.  However, you’ll have to provide your own pen/pencils and paper to write on.

If we do this, the graduating class members will be able to copy 5 words per minute morse code. And who knows? Since that’ll be quite a significant mile-stone in your journey to experience the wonders of ham radio, you might get a nicely engraved plaque suitable for hanging in your ham shack!

We’ll bring this up at the next LETARC club meeting.


5 thoughts on “Morse Code anyone?

  1. I am not a member of your club. Does that matter? I am not a member of any club at this time. I live in the Gladewater/Liberty City Area. Got my Tech ticket Aug 2017. Very interested and one of my primary reasons for getting into ham.

  2. Jerry, I didn’t see you at the meeting. Please contact me through email; “my call sign” AT arrl DOT net if you want to join the morse code group. It’s getting ready to start up really soon.

    1. I am interested in learning. I am recovering from major back surgery. I just received email about meeting.. Please fill me in on what I missed and the upcoming schedule. I hope to be able to drive within the next week or so.

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