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Saturday, 24 April 2010

CW practice via Echolink

In what is probably the best use of Echolink yet devised, W1AW’s CW code practices and CW/digital bulletins is now available using EchoLink via the W1AW Conference Server W1AWBDCT - Node 37374. The transmission is sent in real-time and runs concurrently with W1AW’s regular transmission schedule.

Suggestions have been made that "you can now get Morse code practice sessions on your 2m FM hand held" but tying up your local Echolink enabled repeater simply to listen to these sessions might not make you popular with all of the other users. Much better to access them via your PC and even better to record them to your MP3 player for practice later.

Server limitations may apply at least for a while so don't be late on parade or you may miss out. The transmission schedule is here...http://www.arrl.org/w1aw-operating-schedule


  1. There are so many ways to get CW practise material these days - without tying up a repeater - that I can't really see the point of this.

  2. Agreed Julian. You may have noted a hint of irony in what I wrote. These are well put together practice sessions and accessed from the PC I see no issues, but like you I don't see the point of tying up a repeater. They probably would be better as a podcast where they could reach a wider audience and everyone could either start from the beginning or at their level.