Amateur Radio Station -- K1TMA
| CW was my "first love" in amateur radio.
When I was first licensed in 1961, as a kid just going into High School,
I was not in any financial position to purchase even a fully assembled
rig or a kit. It was financially "well over my head" to do so.
In relation to income, everything was very, very expensive, from the simple
vacuum tubes to -- especially -- the modulation and power supply transformers.
Hence, CW was the only really practical way to go. Then, gradually, I went to "screen grid modulation" as my first attempt at "phone" with almost 30 watts plate-input power.