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    When, I am not busy applying for jobs; I have been listening to Morse Code. I have started learning Morse Code and one day, I hope to become proficient in the use of Morse Code, which has often saved people lives. Here's one message that was sent in Morse Code, a long time ago. I was thinking about the Titantic since the Concordia ran aground on a reef--CQD CQD SOS SOS DE MGY MGY.
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    Very interesting.... Is it just for fun or for some other purpose?
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    You should read The Victorian Internet for more about the history behind the telegraph. It's pretty amazing. Turns out Morse code was only one of many competing methods one one of many competing technologies. There were visual telegraphs (you had to watch the next tower through a telescope to see moving flags) and telegraphs with a separate cable for each letter, and telegraphs that boiled liquids with the current, or turned dials, etc.

    Plus there were entire "online" communities and an "online" subculture with its own norms and values and lingo, complete with "online" relationships and marriages.

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    @burbuja0512, I am learning Morse Code so that I can talk to amateur radio operators using the radio that a relative of mine built for me to motivate me to learn Morse Code. Without learning Morse Code, I cannot use that radio.
    @dcan, I do know quite a bit about those other methods of telegraphing a message due to my interests. I will have to keep that book in mind.
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    I remember the good old days when I was a grunt, I was in a Recon and Sniper team with the 82nd Abn Div, I used to carry a HF Radio in my rucksack and always carried a morse code adapter and other encryption devices. I wasn't too good at it, but we still had to learn it. Our commo sergeant would teach us once a week to stay proficient. We used to send messages to teams in Germany and Africa with that radio. But don't ask me about it now, it is a diminishing skill and if you don't practice it, you lose it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nleamons View Post
    @burbuja0512, I am learning Morse Code so that I can talk to amateur radio operators using the radio that a relative of mine built for me to motivate me to learn Morse Code. Without learning Morse Code, I cannot use that radio.
    @dcan, I do know quite a bit about those other methods of telegraphing a message due to my interests. I will have to keep that book in mind.
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    Morse code is not required to transmit on Ham radio frequencies although if you have a home made CW transceiver then it would be good to get used to it. I have a general class licence in the United States and a full class licence in The Republic of Ireland under the call EI 2 HCB. Morse traffic is no longer used in shipping with the Russian navy being the last Navy in the world to cancel its use for transmissions. A technican class licence in the United States can be obtained fairly easy with about four weeks study which will allow you to use your radio on certain bands. You don't have to know morse to get the license but it does help if you can send at at least five words per minute. Once you get the time check out the ARRL website for local clubs/societies and you'll get all the help you need.
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    Although, you would not have known that I am a licensed General class Amateur Radio operator, I know the requirements; but if you had paid more attention to my second post; you would have realized that I am talking about a CW transceiver. Back in the day, when I first attempted to get my General class license Morse Code was required, but I got busy with more important things in life because I started learning Morse Code, I would like finish learning Morse Code. Several times, I have visited the local club.
    "That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past" Ecclesiastes 3:15 KJV + + + & My Uchinaguchi name is: Tai Shunten. Both names are the names of the First and Last kings of the Ryukyu kingdom in honor of my Okinawan heritage! It is a honor; to have Aspergers, to be a Homeschool graduate, to have a Associates degree and to have a Bachelor's degree!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nleamons View Post
    Although, you would not have known that I am a licensed General class Amateur Radio operator, I know the requirements; but if you had paid more attention to my second post; you would have realized that I am talking about a CW transceiver. Back in the day, when I first attempted to get my General class license Morse Code was required, but I got busy with more important things in life because I started learning Morse Code, I would like finish learning Morse Code. Several times, I have visited the local club.
    Indeed that's possible! I'm glad you're relative built you a CW transceiver its nice to have an Elmer that will help out like that. If you have a chance check out EI7DAR website as I think we still have the morse sections available there was begining and advanced sending on the site. What's your call? Maybe we'll get a chance to QSO someday. *Dundalk Amateur Radio Society EI7DAR*
    conditions have been good lately and I haven't had time to turn on the radio
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    If was not for my relative, I probably would not have become an amateur radio operator. I will look at the website. I have sent a PM with my call sign. I will check out that link. It is always possible for us to QSO someday, but that could be a good while. Well, I have not QSO'ed lately as I have been adjusting my antenna.
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