The CW Trainer is a combination of Windows software and firmware that runs on the CW Machine device. It lets you improve your copying skills, no matter what level you are currently at, with a great variety of techniques, and the CW-over-IP function even lets you connect to another CW Trainer over the Internet to practice QSOs off the air. And, unlike most other devices on the market, it also lets you practice sending precise Morse signals by translating your paddle or straight key movements into characters that are shown on the LCD of the CW Machine and in the CW Machine Trainer program for Windows. The CW Trainer is an extension of the CW Machine firmware/software, and it will not operate without a CW Machine.
Carlo Consoli, IK0YGJ, a well known and highly accomplished CW operator, has used the CW Machine for a while now, and he liked it so much that he decided to to write an addendum to his book, Zen And The Art of Radiotelegraphy
, to reflect the unique capabilites of the CW Trainer. This guide to Learning CW
is part of the documentation that comes with the CW Trainer package.
Check the CWM News
section for the latest developments of the CW Machine and the CW Trainer.