How to Copy CW in Your Head

The second most common question that I get about CW is, “How do I learn to copy in my head?” When I get this question, I give, what to some, is a very unsatisfying answer. One day, I just went cold turkey. I put down the pencil and paper and never copied letter-by-letter ever again. Carlo Consoli, IK0YGJ, author of Zen and the Art of Radiotelegraphy , says that what operators need to do is to program themselves to copy in their heads. He counsels operators to practice relaxation and…

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