July 2018 Club Meeting - CW

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Friday, July 20, 2018

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ




Presented by

Bill Leahy, K0MP

Brien Wankel, K7XPO

Quinton Gleason, NU7Y

Whether you are a new amateur radio operator, DXer, Contester, SOTA, POTA, etc., these are challenging times in regard to signal propagation, especially for the people in HOAs who are using QRP or low power and smaller antennas. If you would like to add 4 S-units to your SSB signal and develop skills for another versatile mode, CWA maybe the answer for you.

CW Academy or CWA is a mentoring program for all levels of CW skills. From the beginner to intermediate and advanced amateurs, it is the premier way to learn CW the right way. There are many applications available to “learn” morse code, but they don’t come with the mentoring that is available in CWA. If all three levels are taken, you can have up to 150 years or more of CW experience available to you free of charge. No one graduates from Level 1 or the beginner level without knowing morse code and how to send competently. Knowing morse code, and how to send quality code are the main benefits, however, just as importantly, you will know how to study and practice without frustration and also learn how your brain reacts to the learning process. You will learn how and where to use CW depending on YOUR particular field of interest in amateur radio. Most important of all, you will have FUN. Give it a try!

Also, Brien Wankel, K7XPO, will be present to answer any of your questions regarding his experience as a student in his CWA, Level 1 class. Brien is a graduate of CWA, Level 1 and presently waiting for his Level 2 class to begin in the fall.

Quinton Gleason, NU7Y has been continually licensed since 1977. During that time, Quinton has been an active cw operator and has participated in cw contests, dxing, sota, field day and QRP operating. A CWOPS member since 2012, he recently became a Level 1 advisor for CW Academy in 2017.

Bill Leahy, K0MP has been continually licensed since 1964. Past President of Mile High DX Association, ARRL DX Advisory committee and Assistant Director for the Rocky Mountain Div. DXer, Contester, DXpeditions, VEC, and SOTA. CWops member and CWA Level 1 Advisor.