It is one of the joys of CW to decode CW on a real band with real QRM. ... CW with QSB and QRM is much more lively.
Dr om, I agree, but thats another topic. IF your sending and receiving speed is high enough, and you have enough time available, and you have stn at your home and the qrm there is not too high: THEN real radio traffic is the better way.
Back to the main topic of this thread:
Cwoi can be very useful for quite a lot of reasons, and I will giv a few examples. cwoi makes sense, if you need training in live traffic and find partners with the same interests more easily on the internet channels than on the bands, or if you dont have yet a stn built up, if you have not the possibility of building a proper antenna, or if you cant afford to buy or build and maintain a stn, if you have not the time available to do these things.
For some reasons, I have not built up a fixed stn, but I have a small portable equipment. The time, I can use it depends heavily on the weather conds and on my health condition. So the time, the little stn works is neither enough to learn cw sufficiently, nor to maintain my cw fitness, when I will have reached my desired skill level. Cwoi will be a building block for learning and for training.
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