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If amateur radio operators were to stop using the morse code, there would be 
few contacts on the satellites. Anyone can pick up an HT or speak into a 
microphone, it is the ability to pick out those weak signals on CW and be 
able to respond that makes a good operator.  There is already a problem when 
working VHF-UHF contests; many stations that are barely audible on SSB don't 
have the ability to switch over and use CW to make that contact with probably 
a new grid section. It is a known fact that learning the morse code increases 
a persons mental reflexes in other areas, especially music.  I say, make it a 
requirement for all amateurs to at least be able to send and receive 13 WPM.
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