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If you have any problems and need help, please email me

Or you may contact me on CWCOM.... my callsign is G3MS.

To learn how to use CWCOM and make the best settings
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Thank you for visiting, and viewing my blog, I hope it helps you to enjoy CWCOM as much as I do..

How to learn Morse Code

  visit this site.....   http://boyslife.org/games/online-games/575/morse-code-machine/ you do not have to download any software... you use it "on-line".. so it works on all platforms... Windows, Linux, MacOS, and Android/Phones, etc.


  1. From James. thx gerry. it was nice experience. see you brother

  2. Grazie Gerry per tua cortesia e pazienza.
    Avrai capito che sono poco pratico con il cw.
    Nel lontano 1969 ero operatore radio nel esercito (solo fonia)
    Adesso mi fa piacere imparare la telegrafia, alleniamo il cervello, HI!!
    Farò molti esercizi, sicuramente ci collegheremo ancora
    73 cordiali ciao da nuccio it9

  3. Roughly translated......

    Thanks Gerry for your kindness and patience. You understand that[i am not very good] with the cw. Way back in 1969 I was a radio operator in the Army (only voice) now I'm glad to learn telegraphy, train your brain, HI! I'll do many exercises, surely there will connect ancora73 friendly Hello from nuccio IT9

  4. Grazie Gerry per il tempo che mi hai dedicato. E' stata una sorpresa installare il programma e ricevere la tua chiamata! Grazie ancora Andrea Venezia.

  5. Rough translation ......

    Thanks Gerry for the time that you gave me. It 'was a surprise to install the program and receive your call! Thanks again

  6. Gerry - you are the man! Thanks for all your help. These are great pages and your help on CWCOM has been invaluable. Check out my blog, where I mention you: https://greenhamnoeggs.blogspot.com/2017/08/morse-code.html
    I plan to post info on my key and the improvements you helped me make there next.

    1. Thanks... your comments make it all worthwhile, and hope to work you on your key soon ! 73 dit dit

  7. Thanks for splitting your comprehension with us. It’s really useful to me & I hope it helps the people who in need of this vital information.
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  8. Hi Gerry.I am Ezequiel LW9DEM from Arg. TKS for calling and your help.
    I enjoy your page.
    Soon connecting key to PC.
    73 GL. Ezequiel

  9. Hi Gerry: A pleasure to meet you on CW Com. A question: You have an interesting technique when using a key. You tap. I put my forefinger and thumb around the knob. Have I been wrong all this time - or - is it just another style? Most everyone I know uses 2 fingers. Was this standard for the Royal Navy? I usually use an Ameco K-4 key - one of the most basic keys ever. I also use US Navy sparkproofs - all in black with spackle finish. In any case, a very nicely done web site to support CW Com and your key collection is admirable and remarkable! Thank you for sharing all your lore! 73 es dit dit de N2KZ Karl Zuk Katonah, NY USA

  10. Hi Karl
    Thanks for the comments. My "technique" ... I thought I was the only one who sent morse on a straight key this way, but I have found another guy on Youtube who does the same thing. The "conventional" way, using two fingers and a thumb, seemed to me to be "awkward" and during training in the R.N. I got my knuckles rapped hard many times.... until they noticed I could send better "my way"... the technique is NOT R.N. Standard ! ! but for me.... it seems to work, and I can send for much longer periods at a "reasonable speed" of about 20 to 25 wpm. If I try "conventional" way, that comes down to about 8 - 10 wpm, with many errors ! ! !.

  11. I really need some help. I got a Linux Mint 18.3 setup with Wine, and when I start the program it sets the WPM in settings to 50, then I have to reduce it to 5 in order to get it to work.

    As I start keying away, it will adjust, but even if I "lock" the WPM, it still sets it way too high on its own. I key about 27 WPM and it will set me to 40 or so. It's really annoying, can someone please help?

    And assistance will be appreciated greatly!

    1. It depends what kind of key you are using... If using paddle key. then you should first set the speed on the "transmission" tab at around 20WPM... (unlocked). on the "Morse Key " tab... set as IAMBIC & Looping Method After doing some test transmission... such as "BROWN BREAD TASTES BEST WITH BUTTER AND STRAWBERRY JAM" Should, allow the timings to be read by the program to give good copy on screen.. if still having problems... try using "RESET METHOD" .
      Normally it is recommended that paddle keys should remain "unlocked" .. but... depending on how skilled you are at transmitting with a steady speed, you may find it works better when locked.

      If using a straight key.. set to COMPORT and MANUAL .. and RESET METHOD setting the WPM at about 18 to 20 wpm do the test. then when good copy you can "lock" the speed.
      Email contact address is on the blogsite if you still have problems.

  12. Patrick 2E0ETF28 June 2018 at 16:26

    good blog Gerry!

  13. CWCOM seems to use 2 web sites in the back end.
    The one called brasspounder.com is now listed as malicious and phishing.
    The other, mrx.ham-radio-op.net seems totally dead.
    So... Looks like this was a great idea, but now probably dangerous and not suggested.
    Has anyone else been successful with this recently?

    1. CWCOM does not have an "official" website... the author has discontinued servicing it, hence my blogsite https://morsepower.blogspot.com/ Which you are now posting on.
      The sites you mention have probably suffered a similar fate... however.. CWCOM, written for Windows 95, many years ago, is still working on a daily basis, and I have been QRV daily for the past 5 years, last year I racked up over 1100 qso`s in 12 months.
      Give it a try.. !

  14. FROM: VK2IAU John
    73 from VK2IAU John

  15. I am looking forward to trying your programs. I was a morse code intercept operator about the time you were working in Her Majesty's Navy. I read about your site on the KB6NU Ham Radio Blog. (he's my Elmer). 73,

    1. Hello Steven.... Welcome to CWCOM ...looking forward to a good ragchew session... 73 VA DIT DIT

  16. Sorry our chat was so brief Gerry, supposed to be looking after children and was just sneaking away to set up the PC hi hi. Thanks for your comments and I look forward to some more chats, Best, Gordon MM0GSS

  17. HI Gerry, good to qso with you, you had to suffer with my down computer arrow sending. I am working on converting the setup as described for the pins and HOPEFULLY be able to use my straight key. In the mean time still using the keyboard ..Thanks for bringing back cwcom. POB/K8LEN

    1. Always good to qso.... even on the down arrow key ! ... though that is a bit hard on the key... too much, and it`s a new keyboard... so get that key connected as quick as you can

  18. DE F4CLS
    Thank's for your help on line.
    See you later after configuration ;)
    73 Olivier - F4CLS

  19. Hello Gerry.
    Thanks for your software. It is very practical and very user-friendly, both for learning Morse code and for doing QSOs between known and unknown friends as is practiced on the air.
    I modified wireless mouse in order to plug straight keys or double contact keys and it works perfectly (when the operator is careful and the keys are not of too bad quality;)).
    Thank you again for your help and your regulation on the web.
    CU soon.
    Olivier - F4CLS

  20. I have just discovered your CWCOM program. Absolutely fantastic. I found out I could QSO with people without needing a callsign (I haven't taken exams yet). I was having problems with my keying (it was my first time ever and was quite nervous) but GDR90 redirected me to your blog and, again, I find it is so complete and amazing the job you are doing. Just to say THANKS SO MUCH for sparing so much time and effort for all of us who are new to CW world. I sincerely will work hard to become proficient with my keying as I now know that there is a great place where I may QSO with others whilst I learn. Thanks GDR90 for your patience. Thanks G3MS for your magnificent job. Hope to QSO you all asap. Manny Steve QTH El Espinar, Segovia, Spain.