This is for me the real essence of amateur radio. I am doing this since 1976. And it’s never boring. Yes, the only thing for many: you have to learn CW. But it’s not really difficult. Spend some time, say about a half an hour a day and that for an half year and you are able to do 12 words a minute.
WSPR with 200 mW yesterday afternoon on 40 meter. Unfortunately wsprnet.com was down for a few hours.