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Posted: 2020-05-13 00:02
I was wondering if anyone has met a person who couldn't learn the code?

Posted: 2020-05-13 09:28

If you mean at 5 wpm then no.

25 wpm, then lots - though it might be just "give up when it takes longer than a month".

Why do you ask ?

What are you hoping for ?

5 wpm is enough to call for help if you are stuck up a mountain.


Posted: 2020-05-13 10:03
Hi Allen.

One and a half year ago, when I startet practicing CW, I knew I would have a really hard time learning it. I'm totally tone deaf, and could not distinguish between dih and dah at the beginning. I was simply struggling just to hear the difference, even at a very low speed. Nevertheless, I just wanted to try how far I could get, by taking small steps everyday. I like a good challenge, and hate to give up at anything!

Now, one and a half year after, I am able to do QSO on air at 16 wpm. Not fast, but OK I think...

So from a person, who is still tone deaf, I can tell you it is possible. It will take 1-2 years though :)

Posted: 2020-05-13 15:31
Hi Allen. Thank you for your post I hope you don't mind me commenting. Your post has given me some hope that however hard you struggle you can climb that mountain I have for a year and a half tried to learn cw I get so far about lesson 10 then however hard I try I seem not able to get any further I get frustrated and stop. I am back again and am using a different approach which is helping me to progress
I use morsedx which is a subscription service which has a free and subscription based learning I listen to its training on my smartphone then after a day or so use LCwO to test myself this has allowed me to go further than I have ever done I have a very mild dyslexia which is challenging this two prong learning is working for me LCWO is a excellent tool and sometimes it feels like you are the only one who cant master this skill keep trying if you fail get up again. Good luck all Stephen 2E0AAO

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