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Old 08-10-2012, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Watch and see...........

http://www.tracey.org/wjt/temp/leno.wmv
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I remember those old flip phones. Horrible texting method. Try texting on a rotary cell phone.
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:17 PM
 
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Those guys are really good hams...
We had a Vibroflex mechanical keyer.... (I would assume that electronic keyers weren't allowed in that experiment on Jay Leno). The dit paddle could be self-repeating with a spring. The only problem we found, when communicating with some else over the air waves, if you sent something really fast, and the other person could read it, then it is likely he will send something back at the same speed.

Those cell phones were archaic. I have seen a few of the recent ones where you talk to it (uses something like Dragon or whatever), converts it to a text message, and then sends it. I know that misses the spirit of the experiment.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:20 PM
 
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My grandfather worked for the railroads sending messages by Morse code. I used to watch him work and he would blow that guy out of the water.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Great Plains
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Pipes, do you know morse code?

Otherwise a rather silly question.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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... _ _ _ ...

My Morse code is rather limited, I'm afraid.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:49 AM
 
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Pipes, do you know morse code?

Otherwise a rather silly question.
Good question to ask.

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(Whew... I'm not typing in stuff like that again by hand ) ]To digress as usual, there is probably an app somewhere on the web that would interpret a couple of keys on the PC keyboard, act like a key, and spew out morse code in dot/dash format in text form, but I don't see any useful application for it, other than for learning.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:05 PM
 
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Good question to ask.

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(Whew... I'm not typing in stuff like that again by hand ) ]To digress as usual, there is probably an app somewhere on the web that would interpret a couple of keys on the PC keyboard, act like a key, and spew out morse code in dot/dash format in text form, but I don't see any useful application for it, other than for learning.
Morse code isn't even a requirement for testing.

Two-way radio repeaters used to have to give out frequesncy, location and call sign or FCC ID every so often. With the move towards digital trunking, I am not sure if that requirment will be around much longer either.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:28 PM
 
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Morse code isn't even a requirement for testing.

Two-way radio repeaters used to have to give out frequesncy, location and call sign or FCC ID every so often. With the move towards digital trunking, I am not sure if that requirment will be around much longer either.
I know about the dropping of the code requirement for testing. That was a sad day.
Also, my observations are that hams don't build much of their own equipment anymore. They just go to HRO and buy the stuff. Geez... a transmatch can be as simple as a roller inductor and two variable caps, and then two meters for forward/reflected power... all pulled from used WWII military equipment, and can be built for about $20. Maybe I guess I am old-school. Again, I digress as usual.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Pipes, do you know morse code?

Otherwise a rather silly question.
No, sorry I do not.
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