Once again we have entered a new year, this is #2007 by accepted standards..

I hope 2007 will be a good one for all CW fans, and that we will continue to enjoy the pleasure of working stations the real way, by using our brain to decode and our skills to dig out signals from QRM or white noise.

In the latest edition of K1RQG’s Netnotes there was a wonderful piece from Mike, KL6M. Let me quote him here:

“You know, if CW had not been a requirement back when I got my ticket, I probably never would have learned it. I am SOOO glad I did. My life would not have been the same without it.

I feel bad for the newcomers. It is encumbent upon us all to try to interest newcomers in CW. The first step, I believe, is to lobby our organizations (like ARRL, DUBUS) to continue to have meaningful CW contests, and for all of us to participate to the extent possible.”

Very wise words from our EME colleague Mike, KL6M!

Look at the last sentence again, it is spot on and leaves little doubt as to what needs to be done.

CW is King!

73/Peter SM2CEW