Morse code etiquette

  1. Don’t send faster than you can receive
  2. Always make sure that the frequency is clear before you call CQ
  3. Be patient
  4. Practice before you transmit live
  5. Send to the speed of the receiving operator
  6. Be polite
  7. Only use the minimum power you need to communicate
  8. Only operate on the permitted frequencies allocated to CW
  9. Keep transmissions brief rather than long drawn out waffle
  10. There are better operators than you, so be prepared to learn