Although passing a Morse code test is no longer a licence requirement in many countries, CW is still a popular mode especially amongst low power (QRP) enthusiasts. There are many programs available to help learn the code.Read more
Having received a nice shiny new Kent twin paddle morse key for Christmas, I was faced with finding a way to learn to drive the thing before going on air! Although my radio has a built-in keyer, it only operates on transmit so I would have to run the radio into a dummy load and would be confined to the (freezing cold) attic for my practice sessions. What I needed was a small, portable keyer plus practice oscillator that would drive a pair of headphones and allow me to practice in comfort without disturbing the rest of the family.