Yes, it does have a fair bit of weight in the tip.
I never did the morse code exams, never even got on to the SW bands. I started with CB radio, then got my amateur licence for 2m but never took it further.
Mongoose frame, Fox F100 forks,26x2.3 tyres
100V 20Ah LiPo
Lyen 18 FET 65 Amp,5304 in 26 inch Mavic rim
To illustrate the vain conceit that the universe must be somehow pre-ordained for us, because we are so well-suited to live in it, he mimed a wonderfully funny imitation of a puddle of water, fitting itself snugly into a depression in the ground, the depression uncannily being exactly the same shape as the puddle."
-- Richard Dawkins, in "Lament for Douglas" (14 May 2001)