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HF W1AW Morse Code Practice Transmissions

Numerous Amateur Radio stations transmit Morse Code practice sessions for the benefit of people learning Morse Code or wanting to improve their speed and accuracy. W1AW code practice transmissions are the best known and most widely used. W1AW is located at American Radio Relay League (ARRL) headquarters in Newington, Connecticut.

Code Practice Frequencies
W1AW transmits practice Morse Code simultaneously on the following frequencies (see the transmission time schedule below):

Frequency Mode Receivable in Salt Lake City
1817.5 kHz CW Often at night during winter months - Rarely at other times
3581.5 kHz CW Usually at night during winter months - Sometimes at night during summer months - Rarely at other times
7047.5 KHz CW Usually early mornings and evenings, especially during winter - Occasionally at other times
14047.5 kHz CW Often, but highly variable, depending on propagation conditions
18097.5 kHz CW Often, but highly variable, depending on propagation conditions
21067.5 kHz CW Occasionally, depending on propagation conditions
28067.5 kHz CW Rarely, depending on propagation conditions

Code Practice Times
W1AW transmits practice Morse Code at the following times (See code speed information below):

Day Code
Speeds
UTC
Summer
UTC
Winter
Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
Mon Fast 21:00 20:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00
  Slow 00:00
(Tue)
23:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00
  Fast 04:00
(Tue)
03:00
(Tue)
19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Tue Fast 14:00 13:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00
  Slow 21:00 20:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00
  Fast 00:00
(Wed)
23:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00
  Slow 04:00
(Wed)
03:00
(Wed)
19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Wed Slow 14:00 13:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00
  Fast 21:00 20:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00
  Slow 00:00
(Thur)
23:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00
  Fast 04:00
(Thur)
03:00
(Thurs)
19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Thur Fast 14:00 13:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00
  Slow 21:00 20:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00
  Fast 00:00
(Fri)
23:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00
  Slow 04:00
(Fri)
03:00
(Fri)
19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00
Fri Slow 14:00 13:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00
  Fast 21:00 20:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00
  Slow 00:00
(Sat)
23:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00
  Fast 04:00
(Sat)
03:00
(Sat)
19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00

Code Practice Speeds
Slow code practice sessions progress through the following transmission speeds:

5 Words Per Minute
7.5 Words Per Minute
10 Words Per Minute
13 Words Per Minute
15 Words Per Minute

Fast code practice sessions progress through at the following transmission speeds:

35 Words Per Minute
30 Words Per Minute
25 Words Per Minute
20 Words Per Minute
15 Words Per Minute
13 Words Per Minute
10 Words Per Minute

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