One Man's Attempt To Save Morse Code

Bry Carling bcarling at CFL.RR.COM
Tue Oct 9 09:05:26 EDT 2007

Boy Doc,

It sounds like SOMEONE got out the wrong side of the bed 
this morning!!

There is nothing quite like code.  I have done it all except 
for EME, and I come back time and again to Samuel "F.B."
Morse's favourite mode!  I don't know why, I just love it,
and others who don't share that passion will never know 
what it means!

For one thing it means you can almost always get a QSO 
even when you have a lousy antenna, low power and the 
bands are dead (for me at least!)

I didn't send this to divide us over CW, folks - just to show all of us that 
our beloved amateur radio in all of its historical glory was in the WSJ.

Would I compolain about it if the focus was on SSB or EME?
I doubt it! United we stand, divided we.... grumble.

Eat some Wheaties and don't worry, be happy!

73 de AF4K

> Nothing wrong with using code, though it may be instructive
> that it required a government mandate to continue to be
> popular.  It is now on an equal plane with the other modes,
> a free versus a compelled choice. Freedom is good.
> Perhaps he should broaden his experiential horizons?
> He used to fly model rockets, why not try stuffing a
> tiny ATV camera into one and see what he can see?
> Or bounce signals off the moon and satellites?
> Or help with the all-RF HF E-mail project for post-
> disaster comms?
> Or one of the many many exciting avenues available to
> Hams.
> How sad when such a bright man cannot see beyond a
> single operating mode and would give up on a wonderful
> hobby when other Hams choose to be more versatile and
> creative rather than lock-down into a solitary mode.
> > This made the front page of the Wall Street Journal!
> > 
> > One Man's Attempt To Save Morse Code
> > 
> > A great, in-depth article explaining the validity and 
> > the continuing importance CW!
> > 
> > You can view the article on line today at:
> >
> -- 
> Thanks! & 73, doc, KD4E
> Personal:

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