The Comprehensive ICR Course

Designed to be the last CW Class that you’ll ever need  
It’s where you’ll “learn to learn” at any point of your on-air CW journey.

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Introducing CW Innovations

We are a group of active and enthusiastic CW operators who present a unique method that gives other active, on-the-air operators the ability to improve their Morse Code proficiency through self-instruction. In and out of our virtual classroom, we are committed to sharing our specially designed curriculum, our personal experience as both learners and operators and our insights into the challenges presented at each stage of the learning process. Ultimately, our small classes ensure integrity and confidence in CW Innovations’ most important ingredient for mutual success: the relationships and support we build with one another in our shared CW journey.

We are all volunteers and we are here because this course of study has worked for us and continues to help us improve.

Welcome to the site where the original Instant Character Recognition experience began.

The original concept of Instant Character Recognition continues to be the only program that consistently provides positive student outcomes largely because of its uniquely exclusive focus on the ICR experience itself.  We focus on YOUR progress through experiencing ICR and other connecting skills.
Learning is a Guide
Experiencing is a Teacher
This CW Innovations program was inspired by Nancy Kott, WZ8C (SK). Nancy’s amazing insights originally led Glenn Norman, W4YES, to harness her concepts, starting in 2016, to be the driving force behind the process known as “Instant Character Recognition,” or ICR. 
The process is as unique as each student, and it is designed that way. The program modules are tailored to address each student’s  experience, challenges and progress. Each stage of the course is complemented by personal feedback to students from a team leader. 
But a process alone is only one tool we employ.  “The Comprehensive ICR Course” uses ICR as a foundational element and combines all necessary CW disciplines to comprise your complete CW learning experience.
Today it has grown into a one-of-a-kind global phenomenon, staying true to its origins of quality and an unrelenting focus to provide the tools for CW operators to reach their goals.

CW Innovations – Mission Statement

To impart the joy of Morse Code fluency by coming alongside every individual with encouragement and uniquely successful approaches to learning and experiencing.

Morse Code World
All of the classes on this website are based upon Stephen Phillips’ amazing website dedicated to the Art of Morse Code.  Regardless of your Morse Code background, Stephen offers great options and flexibility to customize your practice and operating experience.
Morse Code Ninja
Kurt Zoglmann has created a vast array of everything one might need for Morse Code.  Besides software, online training, hardware, books, instruction, and advice, Kurt has developed a comprehensive Morse Code course and more than 250 incremental practice sets from 5-50wpm, including Speed Racer, N-gram (aka Sets of X Words), and spoken letter-by-letter.  There are more than 10,000 hours of popular incremental practice content available on YouTube, direct download, and podcasts. From beginner to advanced, there is something for everyone at Kurt’s wide-ranging site.