Learning Morse code

2 Dec

Want to learn Morse code?

WARA has code files on this site. Click on the Education link at the top of the page and you’ll find the files at the bottom of the drop-down window. Download them to your phone or a digital recorder, then play them back. Easy to learn. Just be persistent.

Once you’ve mastered the letters and the numbers, check out these online sites for three Morse code programs. I’ve used the first two but not the third (although I understand it’s good, too.)

The nice thing about all three of these programs is the number of YouTube ‘help’ videos to help you configure and run them. Enjoy.

Welcome to New WARA Hams

24 May

A warm congratulation to hams who obtained their Basic and/or upgraded to Advanced on completion of the WARA ham course.  If you hear our new graduates on the air, why not congratulate them yourself?

And thanks to Robin VE7DFI for the donation of an Icom V-80 and to Jennifer Verrall for the donation of a Wouxun handheld, which were won by two of the new hams during the graduation social event at the Lido Bistro, organized by Glenn VE7GRQ.

Chessa VA7XPL Basic Lee VA7TLE Advanced
Cory VE7PKN Basic Max VA7MVO Basic
Brian VE7IBW Basic Julia VA7JBB Basic
Don VA7PPL Basic Jon VA7WPT Basic + Advanced
Dave VA7DWZ Basic Marc VE7PMG Basic + Advanced
John VE7JSP Advanced Todd VE7TPX Basic

Ham Class is progressing well

20 Mar

The ham class had even more fun on April 2 learning to make VHF ground plane antennas. There were big smiles when Ed Seedhouse, VA7SDH, gave our new hams great signal reports using their new creations.   Thanks to John Brent, VA7WPN for strong assistance and to Donn Hilton, VA7DH, for preparing the plastic components.

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