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Bermuda

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Completely (!?) accepted definition of QRP (at least by all of the QRP clubs I can find):
CW <5W, SSB <10W (including 'SSB' driven datamodes like FT8, etc.)

High Speed CW/Morse
A life-long summary of experience


UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
Morse (de) Morse (fr/PDF) Morse (MoIP)

Good reading
The Art & Skill of Radio-Telegraphy William Pierpont, N0HFF (SK)
Zen and the Art of Radiotelegraphy Carlo Consoli, IK0YGJ

Morse Code (Wikipedia)  High Speed Telegraphy (Wikipedia)

Save CW!
It was once feared that 'scrapping the morse test' would 'do in' both the HF bands and CW. This has proven, on the whole, to not be the case. However, one thing that has changed is the limiting of CW to smaller and smaller recommended segments of the bands, instead of the regime where CW could go anywhere. This is definitely a step backwards.
However, good break-in QSK CW is more at threat because of the next generation of rigs. The Flex and Anan (Apache Labs) SDR radios have some pretty awful turnaround times on CW. This appears to be because of the vast strings sent over the API interface between external control (PC or 'panel') and the 'radio'. This latency needs to be addressed in other new rigs before degradation is allowed to go too far. There should be absolutely no reason why CW at 30wpm+ should tax the interface of either the computer inside the rig or any that are external, provided the API is thought out properly. Before it's too late you should e-mail manufacturers and make sure that CW isn't defeated by digital (SLOW!) modes. The horse has bolted on some of these; Flex, Apache, while some others may be saved before they finalise their architecture, notably Elecraft's K4.
Others, such as IC7610, IC7300 and Expert MB-1 are 'out there' but I don't personally know how they perform.
We can now add: SunSDR2 DX, Elad Duo-X, more coming......

CW Clubs
Clubs in 'CW Club Call History' files
4SQRP 4SQRP1 9AQRP 9AQRP1 A1 Club (JA) A1 Club (JA)1 A1 op A1 Op.1
AGCWAGCW-DL1 Belgian Telegraphy Club BTC1 Club of Certified Telegraphists (OK) CCT1 CFTCFT1
CQCCQC1 CQCW CQCW1 CTC CTC1 CWJF  CWJF1
CW Operators' Club1  CWops RSS feed not running
EAQRP EAQRP1  EAQRP RSS feed
Essex CW ARC Essex CW ARC1 FISTS FISTS1    'Keynote'  FISTS RSS feed
Friends of SFB Morse FMC1 FOC FOC1     FPQRP FPQRP1 GACW GACW1
GPCW GPCW1 Gruppo RadioTelegrafisti GRT1 Greek Telegraphy Club Greek Telegraphy Club1 HA CW Group HA CW Group1
HSC HSC (25wpm)1 VHSC VHSC (40wpm)1 SHSC SHSC (50wpm)1 EHSC EHSC (60wpm)1
HTC HTC (HB9)1 IQRP IQRP1 Keymen's Club of Japan KCJ1 LIDS LIDS1
Marconi ClubMarconi Club / ARI1 Macedonian CW GroupMCWG1 North American QRP CW ClubNA QRP CW1  EU chapter News
NEQRPNEQRP1
NOC (Number One CW) NOC (Number One CW)1 OECWG OECWG1 OKDXF OKDXF1 OKQRP OKQRP1
OOTC OOTC1 Pro CW (YO)Pro CW (YO)1 Pro CW (YO)QRPARCI1 QRQcw QRQcw1  QRQcw RSS feed  
Russian CW Club RCWC1 RUQRP RUQRP1 SCAGSCAG1 SKCCSKCC1, 5
SOCSOC1 SPCWC (ugh, Facebook!) SPCWC1 Side Swiper Net SideSwiper Net1 TFC  Telegraphy Friends Club1
TOPS TOPS1 Obsolete, but still used in some scoring True Blue DXers Club True Blue DXers Club1 UFTUFT1 RSARSRSARS1
ITC ITC1
exFOC exFOC1 INORC INORC1
MF MF1
ARMI ARMI1
YOMARC YOMARC1 OTC OTC1 VRK  VRK1
NRA NRA1 LZCWC LZCWC1 BAFARA BAFARA1 FFQRP Fireflies QRP1
JARLQRP JARLQRP1 NZ QRPers NZ QRPers1 FoCoCW FoCoCW1
Other CW Clubs6
Benelux QRP Club Benelux QRP Club CW Operators' QRP Club CW Operators' QRP Club CWSP CWSP DL QRP DLQRP
DTC DTC (new) EACW EACW EUCW EUCW G-QRP ClubG-QRP4
LICWC LICWC Morse Enthusiasts Group Scotland - GM0RSE very clever!
Morse Enthusiasts Group Scotland
NorCal QRP NorCal QRP Radio Telegraphy ClubRadio Telegraphy Club
UCWCUCWC UTF UTF
Morse Telegraph Club Morse Telegraph Club Tortugas CW Tortugas CW  Tortugas CW RSS feed
  Pacific NW QRP
ScQRPions (AZ)
NOGAQRP NOGAQRP (GA)
MiQRP MiQRP
NJQRP NJQRP
SLQS
AKQRP
QRP Canada
Nortex QRP
KYQRP
HIQRP
CTQRP




Broken CW Club sites

Fast Operator Group FOG (Fast Operator Group)

Others with a high CW interest
GMDX Group GMDX Chiltern DX Club CDXC Top Band DX Club - misconfigured server Top Band DX Club  RAFARS RAFARS
RNARS RNARS Radio Officers' Association ROA
Radio Officers' Association ROARS (two fer one!)


Footnote(s): 1. Members listed in CW Club CallHistory files
2. New to Club CallHistory files
(please check file operation, after my QA)
3. Coming soon to CW Club CallHistory files

4. Don't want to be included in Club CallHistory files, for some strange reason 
5. Largest (and fastest growing) CW club in the world
6. These don't list their members 

Club images/logos on this page Copyright original owners

I'm a member of:
Club membership
I operate
only CW
4SQRP 9AQRP A1 Club (JA) [Challenge Degree, worked 204 members] CQC CQCW CTC CWJF - Life Member ECWARC FFQRP FISTS FPQRP LIDS NAQCC CW Links

4SQRP 9AQRP A1 Club (JA) CQC CQCW CTC CWJF ECWARC FFQRP FISTS FPQRP LIDS NAQCC Notes on QRQ

No. 1945 No. 161
& 162
No.1745 No. 1029 No. 571 No. 3224
& 3225
No. 790 No. 450 No. 102 No. 19223 No. 4128 No. 231 No. 9881

  CCT
 NEQRP NOC NZQRP QRQcw RCWC SKCC SOC True Blue DXers Club Worked All Britain - former CW Net controller FOCocw



CCT
NEQRP NOC NZQRP QRQcw RCWC SKCC SOC TBDXC WAB FoCocw

groups.io only


No. 200 No. 855 No. 1 --- --- No. 1211 No. 20141 No. 1000 No. 900 No. 1496 ---




Morse Practice Software

 Moved to the Latest Applications page (Ham area - Applications - Morse)


Morse Practice Online

Seiuchy  LCWO  SCPhillips' QSO Trainer
(I'm currently at callsigns: 44wpm and approaching my on-air [noisy] rate of 48wpm)

Zoom and Skype are used for one-on-one tutorials by some groups

Morse Practice Hardware

Simple Oscillators (CPO): Kent kit, MorseX kit, 555 oscillator diagram, K1EL  Code Practice Oscillator kit, G0TDJ osc. Breadboard Radio
A seriously clean Oscillator: KF7CX circuit
(based on Smooth Tone Osc)
More complex trainers: Morserino, K1EL Morse Tutor/Keyer kit
, MFJ (various, quite expen$ive)

Electronic Keyers
With USB interface: Mortty nanoKeyer (+Arduino Nano v3.0/FTDI) K3NG info TinyKeyer K1EL Open CW Keyer (hamshop.cz)
No USB interface: Ultra PicoKeyer PicoKeyer Plus Logikey 4SQRP 
More: Microham Mtechnologies Jackson Harbor Press MFJ QRPworks

Keys, Bugs, Sideswipers and Paddles (under construction)
CW everywhere......

Schurr -Scheunemann Vibroplex / Bencher Begali Kent G4ZPY N2DAN (SK) Chevron Imel M1 RA Manufacturing Bulldog
WK4DS I1QOD LC Variable N3ZN Keys American Morse Equipment NT9K Plastic Concepts STAMPFL hamshop.cz
UR5CDX Paddlette HA8KF CT Hand Keys Whiterook IK1OJM VizKey W1SFR GHD CWMorse QRPGuys K8RA (SK) March Magnetic Paddles 

Coastal Radio stations
Maritime Radio Historical Society (USA)
Maritime Radio NZ (ZL)

Telegraph (not radiotelegraphy)
3D printing taken to ridiculous lengths!

Morse Online (live)
Virtual channel (CWCOM)
iCW (via QRQcw)

HST - High Speed Telegraphy
HST 2019 World Championship - September 2019

CW Club membership statistics
CW Club stats





Interesting? 'Minority' interest clubs dominate - *Straight key and QRP.
*Paid-for clubs are held back - notably CWops. *Speed, size or other limitation.

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