CW Resources

If you are interested in learning Morse code (also known as CW in ham radio circles), here are a few resources to help.

Take a class:

  • If you’re in the St. Charles, Missouri area there’s an upcoming class available at St. Charles Community College. It starts 12 March, and runs for 10 weeks, each Thursday evening from 7 to 9 PM. I learned the basics of code through this class in 2015, taught by Rick, W0PC.
  • There’s also CW Academy, if an online class is more your thing. There are three levels, depending on your current ability. Level 1 is for the absolute beginner, and levels 2 and 3 will help you continue to improve. I participated in level 2 taught by Mark, K5GQ and level 3 taught by Joe, KK5NA.
  • Another online learning option is the Long Island CW Club. I’ve not participated in any of their offerings, but have heard good things about it.

Online tools:

  • If a formal class isn’t your thing, or you just need a way to practice on your own, try Learn CW Online. This site will give you practice runs of letters, numbers, words, call signs, or even your own text that you enter. It will also generate MP3 files of CW from your own text.
  • Morse Camp is a similar site that will play words at increasing levels of difficulty. You can set the minimum and maximum length of words as well.

Offline tools:



Practice Files:

Here are some MP3 files that I’ve created with ebook2cw. I may add more as time goes on, but these are helpful for me.

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