On the HamRadioHelpGroup mailing list, when a ham asked, “Why should I learn Morse Code if it is no longer required?” Tim, N9PUZ replied:
- Why do you learn how to operate RTTY, PSK-31, etc.?
- It’s one more way to have fun with Amateur Radio
- If you’re a DX chaser it may be the only way to get that rare
- If you’re a contester you usually get more points for a CW contact
than you do a phone contact.
- Many of us talk on the phone or stare at a computer all day. The music that is CW can make a nice way top relax at the end of the day.