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Invention and use of Morse Code / CW

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Spread the love       Morse code From Wikipedia Chart of the Morse code 26 letters and 10 numerals.[1] Morse code is a method used in telecommunication to encode text characters as standardized sequences of two different signal duration, called dots and dashes or dits and dahs. Morse code is named after Samuel Morse, an inventor of the…

Radio Amateur code

The Time Honored Radio Amateur’s Code

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Spread the love       The Radio Amateur is: CONSIDERATE…He/[She] never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others. LOYAL…He/[She] offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, the IARU Radio Society in his/[her] country, through which Amateur Radio in his/[her] country is represented nationally and internationally. PROGRESSIVE…He/[She] keeps his/[her] station…

History of Elmer

History of the exalted word “Elmer” the backbone of Amateur Radio 01

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Spread the love       Origin of the term “Elmer“ The term “Elmer“–meaning someone who provides personal guidance and assistance to would-be hams–first appeared in QST in a March 1971 “How’s DX” column by Rod Newkirk, W9BRD (now also VA3ZBB). Newkirk called them “the unsung fathers of Amateur Radio.” While he probably was not trying to coin a…

The amazing history of 73 and other prosigns

An Amazing History of 73 and Other Prosigns

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Spread the love  2    2SharesGlen Zook, K9STH, posted this article about 73 to the Heathkit mailing list: Many amateurs already know that “73” is from what is known as the “Phillips Code”, a series of numeric messages conceived for the purpose of cutting down transmission time on the old land telegraph systems when sending text that is…