This page is dedicated to Amateur Radio CW, which is a very popular and effective mode of radio communication. When you dedicate your time and effort learning the "Code", you're discovering the FIRST mode of binary digital communications based on a telegraph system invented by Samuel F.B. Morse in the 1840's. Dit dit dit dah.
Straight Key Century Club
- There's no membership fee! See the SKCC Website for information on getting your SKCC membership number. By contacting other SKCC members using an old-fashioned straight key (or bug) you can to upgrade to "Centurion" or "Tribune" level. Practice CW by participating in the SKCC monthly 24-hour Weekend Sprintathon (WES) or 2-hour Straight Key Sprint (SKS).
- View a current listing of Radio Club of Tacoma Members in the Straight Key Century Club.
Code Ninjas Class
- Code Ninjas are a group of Club members who are working hard to become skilled CW operators. Master CW instructors Rich KR7W and Randy WB4SPB are leading the Code Ninjas on a path to enlightenment.
- Contact Rich Patrick, KR7W, for more information.
- The CW Operators' Club has some interesting web links on its Resources page, including CQ Serenade, a song and video clip that's guaranteed to make you smile.
- The Telegraph History website is maintained by John Casale, W2NI, of Troy, New York.
- The website contains several articles that focus on U.S. telegraph history. The majority of the articles first appeared in the "Key and Telegraph" column of "The AWA Journal," the quarterly magazine of the Antique Wireless Association. The web versions have been expanded to include additional information, images and illustrations. Some have evolved into comprehensive sites. Other articles are original classic works by telegraph pioneers, engineers and inventors.