[Boatanchors] historical question who many running CW compared to the 60s?

Glen Zook gzook at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 30 11:50:17 EST 2015

I think that part of the answer to why people are now learning the International Morse code is the fact that knowledge is no longer a requirement!  Since knowledge is not required, and, unfortunately, way too many operators today, even those holding Amateur Extra Class licenses, don't have a clue as to what is going on where CW is concerned, actually knowing the code is becoming a "status symbol"!

In addition, newcomers are discovering that it is possible to have many QSOs with relatively low power even with less than mediocre' antennas, even with stealth antennas that are required because of CC&Rs, deed restrictions, and so forth.

Then, again, a number of operators have discovered that using CW is just plain "fun"! 
Glen, K9STH 

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 Thanks Glen!  that is interesting!  Good  to hear there is interest.  but  what  do you attribute an increase to even when it is not  needed?

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