Solid Copy 2023

Year 2023  issues

This is the Archive page  of the club’s  newsletter  “Solid Copy”  for 2023.  Click on the issue of the Month you wish to review and enjoy your reading !

The newsletter will cover the last month’s news and provide articles about CW-related topics including, News and Notes, Giving Back, CW Academy, New Members, CWops Tests, CWops Member Awards, QTX Report, and My Story: New Member Biographies. It may include photos, audio files, and other content.

Solid Copy No 167 – December 2023

Editor’s Notes: Jumping In
News and Notes
How We Were: GWØKRL
JN1THL: Hokkaido Ham Fest
AE5EZ: Roll Your Own QSL Card
N1LN: CW Open Update


Solid Copy No 166 – November 2023

Editor’s Notes: CWops Marathon?
News and Notes
How We Were: GWØETF
AA5JF: CWops and POTA
JN1THL: Prepping for CQ WW CW
W8HW: Tuner Myths and Facts
N9EEE: Left-Handers Rule
GWØETF: RSGB Convention
N1LN: CW Open Results
My Story: New Member Introductions


Solid Copy No 165 – October 2023

Editor’s Notes: Key Fright
News and Notes
How We Were: GW0KRL
JN1THL: Tokyo Ham Fair
K6DGW: Where In Blazes Am I
MØKTZ: Ragchewing – Magic Side of CW
N3JT: How To Grow CWops
W4ZYT: North American CW Weekend
My Story: New Member Biographies

Solid Copy No 164 – September 2023

Editor’s Notes: RIBs, Thanks Joe
News and Notes
QST Cover Plaque Award: W3LPL
How We Were: AA9RK
MMØTWX: RF Trouble In Paradise
N6ZFO: NCCC Sprint Ladder
MØWXG: It Started With A Dit
VE3GFN: A Sailing Adventure
HB9DAX: Flashback – QRP on Falknis

Solid Copy No 163 – August 2023

Editor Notes: Thanks Hank
News and Notes
How We Were: W6SX
CW Open Announcement
N9EEE: A Key Interview w/W1SFR
WT8P: Field Day in the Mountains
N3TRW: POTA in the Boundary Waters
IT9VDQ: IARU HF Championships
VE5MX & VE3EJ: CWops Team – WRTC 2022
KB3AAY: AI Poetry Corner
HB9DAX: From The Hearth
MIØWWB: CWA Student Feedback

Solid Copy No 162 – July 2023

Editor Notes: The CWops Fist
News and Notes
CW Open Announcement
How We Were: UR5ECW
N4ZR: Avoiding Cut Numbers
W5LXS: Field Day: 111F in the Shade
AB9YC: Blazing Paddles
N4BP: eField Day
W7JET/NJ7V: CWops Duo of Coconino
N3JT: RFI Intermittent Problem
K6RB: What a Day – CW Guys Visit KPH
K6DGW: Damped Waves
N3JT: Notes On 0700z CWT

Solid Copy No 161 – June 2023

Editor Notes: all-CW Field Day Team
QST Cover Plaque Award KX9X/N9NCY
How We Were: K3QP
CWops Hamvention Dinner Photos
Advancing the Art of CW Award: OE1WKL
North American CW Weekend Photos
NNØG: Brute Force POTA
NNØG: “POTA Hex” Build Notes
N9EEE: A Key Interview w/N3ZN
K5VBA: Skylab Special Event Station
W8EWH: Right Place, Right Time
Giving Back
CW Academy
New Members
CWops Member Awards
CWops Tests (CWTs)
QTX: The Art of Conversational CW
My Story: New Member Biographies

Solid Copy No 160 – May 2023

Building Relationships
News and Notes
How We Were: W3WHK
CWops Dayton Hamvention Dinner
North American (DC) CW Weekend
N9EEE: QSL Cards – Love em or Hate em
KV8Q: My POTA Debut
KR2Q: Are You Addicted to Speed
VK3QB: Magic Band – 6 Metres on VK9NT
VU3HPF & VU2JXN: Andaman Island Expedition


Solid Copy No 159 – April 2023

News and Notes
CWops Dayton Hamvention Dinner
North American (DC) CW Weekend
How We Were: W3LPL
IK1YRA: CWTs on an Oil & Gas Rig
VK3QB: The Other Magic Band
N9EEE: RF Reverse Path Propagation
Poetry Corner with ChatGPT and W1WEF
My Story: New Member Biographies


Solid Copy No 158 – March 2023

ChatGPT For Ham Radio
News and Notes
CWops Dayton Hamvention Dinner
North American (DC) CW Weekend
K4MSG: Early Codes in Wireless
N9EEE: ChatGPT Weighs In On Cut Numbers
VK3QB: VK9CM DXped to Cocos-Keeling Islands
KF9VV: POTA and CW, A Perfect Fit
K1BG: Youth CW Academy
VA3IK, W6QEG: The Joy of a CW Student
How We Were: KB6NU


Solid Copy No 157 – February 2023

Internet Archive
News and Notes
CWops Dayton Hamvention Dinner
Advancing the Art of CW Award
How We Were: W2CDO
K1VR: I Heard Gus (Bouvet Isl)
K4MSG: U.S. Navy Code Story
KK0U: Ergonomic Keying
F6BCW: TX7G – The Marquesas
AF8A: Solar Eclipse QSO Party


Solid Copy No 156 – January 2023

New Year Resolutions
Annual Financial Report
Yasme Foundation Award of Excellence
News and Notes
CWops Dayton Hamvention Dinner
How We Were: AE0Q
WB2UZE: Haptic Device for Hearing
WF6F: My Experience w/Streamdeck
AH7RF: Aloha
K0AV: 3B8M CQWW After-action Report
KR2Q: Contests’ Effect on the WARC Bands

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