Subject:[tt-inc] Short Wave Radio Report Once again, though we still stand ready, there is not much to report this month. I am pursuing a rather neglected aspect of my ham radio studies--the Morse Code. I did get the requisite code for my HF licence, however due to lack of practice etc. my speed is really down, and I have lost a lot of familiarity with CW. To correct this, since Morse Code may be very useful in the after-time, I have joined a CW net sponsored by my local ham radio club. I must say I don't seem to have much of an aptitude for it, and I keep hoping for this miraculous breakthrough which will enable me to send and receive code at fantastic speeds. But apart from the good practice it provides, the net is fun, although I do my usual great job of humiliating myself on the air each week! Still, that's just par for the course. We are also working on ways for me to be able to act as net controller. The ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Section) of our club sponsors nets, where people check in and someone controls the flow of the net, which is good practice if there is an emergency and radio traffic needs to be controlled. I have not participated in this, except for listening and checking in, but I am becoming friends with the club secretary and she is giving me a list of all the members of our club and their call signs. Armed with this, and a computer on which I write all the names as they are given, we are hoping that I will be able to act as Net Controller, which will be good practice for helping to control emergency traffic before the p.s., if such occurs. The point of all this rigmarole is to emphasize that preparation is still going on. Helena.