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    I haven't worked CW in many years. However, when I was taking my General written test in 1989 the guy behind me was taking his Extra code test, and I was copying it in my head. Once upon a time I could send 20 wpm on my leg key and copy 20 - 25 in my head. Now, anybody's guess. With practice I probably could get my copy speed back, but arthritis and old age would limit my send speed.

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    I hear ya. I took my General in about 1991 or there about. Had hell passing that 13wpm, but I did. I've had a few CW QSOs, but as with you, not in many years. When I was studying for the General, I'd mentally convert everything possible into CW...Stop signs, street signs, business signs, etc. Just about everything I saw while driving was mentally converted to CW.

    As a side note : my son Ben is actually my step son. Dad before me (Jim) was a big time Ham, with stories of his DXpeditions to Africa and other points written up in magazines like CQ and ARRL. I didn't come into the picture until Ben was 12 years old. I'm told of the time that when he was 6 or 7, Ben would run around the house singing "dah di dah dit, dah dah di dah".
    Drinking from the skull of your enemy is more eco-friendly than plastic cups.

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    Di dah dit. Dah di dah.

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