HOW IS MORSE CODE USED TODAY?
You will find that as the Morse Bands become less crowded, your signal will cross the World with just a little power using CW. CW takes a much narrower bandwidth than other modes, so lots more users can share the same space, so you avoid nasty phone pileups. It's the first choice of CONTESTERS who need lots of contacts in the shortest possible time. Long distance boaters, merchant marines, special forces and Coast Guard need the code as a part of their training. You need it if you need to gain attention using a flashlight anywhere! Everyone recognizes the CW "SOS."