CW [Morse Code] in the modern world – alive and growing!

A January 2023 Article from Smithsonian Magazine highlights CW [Morse Code] and the SOTA [Summits on the Air] focus of Steve WG0AT in Monument Colorado. With surprise, is that ARRL [American Radio Relay League ] reported a 10% increase in the participating of the January 2021 CW event over prior years. Manufacturers of equipment, including the oldest production company of CW Keys, Vibroplex [], reporting 2021 was the best year ever in over 100 years of production.

Read the Smithsonian Magazine article here:


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Ready to begin learning Morse Code [CW] consider these resources to help!


ARRL – Learning Morse Code:

CW Academy [remote learning with up to 6 students with 1 master trainer]

Morse Trainer – Google – for Android or iOS: