At our meeting on the 18th, Kevin 2E0WCK ran a morse code practice evening using his tablet computer as a source. There was provision for everyone to plug in a set of headphones and thus not be disturbed by conversation elsewhere in the room. It all worked exceedingly well and experienced “morsers” and some beginners had fun. And that’s what it should be – because otherwise morse becomes a chore.
We plan to have some more of these sessions but in the meantime, here are a few resources that members can try. They do require that you have a computer or at least a tablet/smart phone (for which links will be coming later).
The unit used to send Morse was a Android Tablet using:
IZ2UUF Morse Koch CW, very adaptable software indeed, more details on the link below:
Ray Goff G4FON wrote some software that has stood the test of time and has been updated over the years. It is free.
Famous QRPer Chuck Adams K7QO put together a course with 20 hours of morse tuition in MP3 format and the CD has extensive documentation. That is also free. It is in ISO format for direct burning to CD. If you don’t have a CD burner or don’t know how to create the CD, contact me. If your PC doesn’t have a CD then arrange to bring a memory stick to club night and I’ll copy the files on for you.
Lastly, this one isn’t free. It is “Care Ware”. For many years the GQRP Club has been donating the entire proceeds from Gus Taylor G8PG’s CW course to Cancer Research. All we ask is for is a cheque for £5 payable to Cancer Research and three 2nd class stamps which cover postage both back to you and for mailing on the cheque. Plus the third stamp covers material costs. Ordering Details here.