Tag Archives: Morse Code

VALUE OF KNOWING CW

If you have been reading this blog you surly know how much I believe in CW. When the CW requirement to get a ham license was removed I really thought it was a mistake. Looking back on what has happened … Continue reading

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IS THE MORSE CODE DEAD? NASA DOESN’T SEEM TO THINK SO!

There are a number of hams working for NASA and Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.  They are the ones who build the rovers and I just can’t help but wonder if a ham had something to do with this. … Continue reading

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OLD HAMS NEVER DIE THEY JUST GO SILENT KEY

It does not seem that long ago when I got my first ham radio license and certainly I don’t consider myself to be one the early radio pioneers.  So when I did some research on early day amateur radio stations … Continue reading

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CONTEST HOSTED BY THE SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS OF THE BRAZILIAN ARMY

Sorry folks but I am a little late with this one because the CW portion of the contest started today 8/18/2012 but the SSB portion will be next weekend starting on 8/25/2012. The School of Communications of The Brazilian Army … Continue reading

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CQ

CQ CQ CQ this is WA6OHP Whiskey Alpha Six Oscar Hotel Papa WA6OHP. Over and over that phrase would be repeated in my home and while we lived in a mobile home (1965 to 1969) that place in the home … Continue reading

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WAS IT BAD FOR HAM RADIO TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT OF CW?

When the FCC removed the requirement to demonstrate an ability to receive Morse code there were many of us who thought it was a bad move and would really lower the standards of ham radio.  We feared the ham bands … Continue reading

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I AM TALKING TO MY WIFE’S DOCTOR.

The Coast Guard Cutter McLane had two transmitters on board for CW operations. The transmitter for MF operations (mostly for 500 KHz) was a TDE a big black box, max DC input power 125 watts, frequency range 300 KHz to … Continue reading

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DISTRESS AND HAM RADIO OPERATORS

A ham radio club in New Jersey held a meeting one evening where they had a special speaker talking about distress communications. As I sat listening to the repeater and working one of the hams that had been at that … Continue reading

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WHY IS RADIO TELEGRAPH CALLED CW?

For years after becoming a ham I asked why CW was called CW. The answer was always the same, “CW means continuous wave” but it is not continuous because by nature Morse code is made up of broken carrier or … Continue reading

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THE ORIGEN OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

The subject for today is the telegraph. While the telegraph predates radio it was the start of electrical communications and there is a very definite link between the wire telegraph and the later wireless telegraph. When Samuel Morse invented the … Continue reading

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