April 27 is Morse Code Day

In honor of the birthday of Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor of the Morse Code, April 27 is Morse Code Day! While knowledge of Morse Code is no longer a requirement to have an Amateur Radio license (it ended effective February 23, 2007), many licensees still enjoy CW and use it on the air. The ARRL broadcasts code practice daily at different times and several times a month sends a “Qualifying Run”, copying of which entitles one to a “Certificate of Code Proficiency”.

If you know CW, get on the air today and make a QSO in honor of ol’ Sam Morse, and if you don’t know it, it’s never too late to learn it!