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Why use CW? Because it's fun!!! It is a secret language of sorts.


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QRP simply refers to low output power. What modulation you use is up to you. Voice, CW, digital mode like JS8Call .... Using 5 Watts to contact a DX station in SSB is quite a thrill.


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Russia There are four categories of amateur radio license in Russia. The first category gives you most privileges, including the possibility to use short callsing like R1AB. The exam for this category is most difficult and includes the test on receiving CW at ~12 WPM with Russian letters (that's a few additional symbols e.g. ะจ is ----). Other categories don'...


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I'd like to add two more reasons people still use Morse code that haven't been mentioned much: DXing and contesting on HF. When people earn their licenses and HF privileges, the next challenge, besides learning about antennas and how to operate the radio and such, is figuring out what to do on the air. Ragchewing is a natural way to start of course, but ...


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In South Korea, CW must take the CW test in order to qualify for a possible grade (the practice has been abolished and only the written test is required).


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