Amrron ‘Morse Net’ is Back!
Thank you to all of you who responded to the AmRRON Mobile Team App survey
asking about your interest in a CW Morse Code net. The results of that survey
are posted below.
We’ll start off with the Morse Nets taking place (generally) every other Tuesday,
usually on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, in between the National Net weeks.
Also, thank you to [code names] Wingnut and Hotel-04 for your willingness to help
bring life back into the AmRRON Morse nets as Net Control Station (NCS) operators!
Beginning Tuesday evening, April 13th, at 0200hrs Zulu
When: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month (in between
National Net Weeks)Time: 0200hrs Zulu (after the East/Central Digital Training Net)
Frequency: 7.110 (40 Meter SOI Frequency)
What: Bi-weekly Morse Code (CW) Net for both, manual/hand keys, and
software based CW decoding programs.
This will be a modified net –
- The first half will be slow code for the those learning to sendby hand.
- The second half will be faster for those with machine-assisted send/receive equipment.
This is our first AmRRON Morse net in a long time, so expect adjustments as we
grow and more operators join in. This net is expected to grow in scope as our operators
become more proficient in sending and receiving in Morse Code.
For those learning Morse – please learn the sounds of the letter at about
20WPM – and insert space as needed between letters and words. This is
called Farnsworth Timing
30 minutes of letters/numbers training – plays a character, then says it.
500 most common English words 18wpm.
Word is sent in Morse – word is displayed in the video.
This fellow has a lot of similar videos with different content and
played at different speeds.
Top 500 words at 20wpm: Word sent in Morse, spoken,
then sent in Morse again.
Several training modes – send groups of letters – you can specify how many letters in a group and the
letters you want to practice send english words “ebook” mode – I have created word lists and used them as ebooks.
Four levels of training; Eight-weeks long and held three times per year (Jan-Feb, May-Jun and Sep-Oct).
FREE – but classes do fill up quickly.
ARRL sends Morse transmissions on HF and VHF at several speeds.
See the web page for times and frequencies
AmRRON Mobile Team App Survey Results
(this survey took place at the end of March 2021)
CW SURVEY RESULTS (169 Respondents)
Interested in participating in a AmRRON CW Net?
How often would you participate in a CW net?
Once a month 32%
Every Other Week 21%
Prefer 1st choice 2nd Choice
Monday 18 7
Tuesday 18 7
Wednesday 6 7
Thursday 4 20
Friday 9 1
Saturday 6 12
Sunday 9 10
What is your CW skill level?
I don’t know Morse Code but would love to learn 43%
I can’t learn CW and will have to use decoder 20%
Between 5 and 9wpm 11%
Between 10 and 14wpm 7%
Between 15 and 19wpm 3%
More than 20wpm (words per minute) 3%
How would you plan to participate?
FLDIGI Software 33%
Straight Key 14%
DMX-40A Morse Encoder/Decoder 11%