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You'll find all kinds of useful, helpful and interesting resources here to help you learn Morse code and be a better CW operator. This page is constantly being updated as we find and discover new items related to Morse code and CW... so check back often! 

Organizations

CWOps - Our goal is to bring together Amateur Radio operators who enjoy communicating by Morse Code (CW).  CWops encourages the use of CW in Amateur communications, and it supports CW activity through planned events.  CWops promotes goodwill among Amateurs throughout the world, and it fosters the education of young people and others in matters related to Amateur Radio.

FISTS CW Club - FISTS is a well established and recognized CW (Morse Code) organization in the world of amateur radio. Founded in 1987 by Geo Longden, G3ZQS, it now has a world-wide membership in the thousands and growing daily. What FISTS wants to accomplish; 1. To further the use of CW on the amateur bands, 2. To encourage newcomers to the CW mode, 3. To engender friendship within the membership.

Straight Key Century Club (SKCC) - The Straight Key Century Club (SKCC) is the fastest growing group of mechanical-key CW operators in the world. First organized in January 2006, our club has grown rapidly to include thousands of licensed amateur-radio operators from all corners of the globe. Here's how it works; Membership is free, SKCC numbers are issued for life. Once you get it, it's yours, Exchange numbers using a straight key, bug, or side-swiper.

North American QRP CW Club (NAQCC) - No dues or membership fees - open to any licensed radio amateur or shortwave listener (SWL) worldwide with at least some interest in CW/QRP operation. Encouraging the use of CW and helping all hams increase CW speed and proficiency is a top club priority. Club activities are dedicated to QRP/QRPp operation, using CW and emphasize using simple wire antennas.

First Class CW Operators Club (FOC) - Founded in 1938, and with its roots, history and management in the UK, the First Class CW Operators' Club (FOC) promotes good CW (Morse code) operating, activity, friendship and socialising via its worldwide membership of approximately 500. Members are active on all HF bands and the character of the club is best expressed in its motto. "A man should keep his friendship in constant repair" - Samuel Johnson (1755)

QRP ARCI - QRP Amateur Radio Club International - QRP ARCI is a club for low power enthusiasts worldwide. We produce a professional quality magazine (QRP Quarterly), organize an annual conference at Dayton ('Four Days In May' or FDIM), and sponsor various QRP contests and awards. Our aim is to promote QRP and a variety of related activites. Many of our members enjoy home construction, kit building, antenna experimentation, backpacking and portable operation. Minimalist radios built in small tins are very popular but we also enjoy the very latest high performance radios such as the Elecraft KX3, Ten-Tec Argonaut and the OpenHPSDR.

PDFs

The Art and Skill of Radio-Telegraphy, by William G. Pierpont NØHFF, Third Revised Edition July 6, 2ØØ1

Zen and the Art of Radio Telegraphy, by Carlo Consoli, IK0YGJ, Rev. 20100209

Learning Morse Code as a Language, by J. A. (Jack) Ritter W0UCE, Version 2.6 – June, 2015

To 20 WPM and Higher - Here's Some Ideas, by Jim Reid KH7M

Improving Morse Code Proficiency; Tricks of the Trade Overcoming Common Problems, by J. A. (Jack) Ritter W0UCE

Chris Bravo's Free Book, "The Road to CW"

 

Links to Interesting Morse/CW Sites

VKCW.net - CW in Australia, this site provides information for CW (Morse Code) radio operators in VK (*) and lists numerous activities you can participate in. Lot of good information!

 

Android Apps

Morse Trainer for Ham Radio

Morse Machine for Ham Radio 

IZ2UUF Morse Koch CW

Morse Code Trainer 

 

iPhone Apps

Ham Morse 

Dah Dit - Morse Code Tutor 

 

Windows/PC Software

G4FON Morse Code Trainer

Morse Runner PC Software 

RufzXP PC Software 

G4FON Contest Trainer