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Learn Morse Code to Help Disaster Victims, Radio Hams Told:

from thestar.com.my on March 5, 2012
Website: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/3/4/nation/10853414&sec=nation
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Learn Morse Code to Help Disaster Victims, Radio Hams Told:  
by WS4E on March 5, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Keep in mind this is Malaysia.

 
RE: Learn Morse Code to Help Disaster Victims, Radio Hams To  
by KC3JV on March 5, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I understand that this is Malaysia but PSK31 with an NUE PSK modem is way more efficient and can drag a signal from below the noise floor. You can't do that with CW.
Mark KC3JV
 
RE: Learn Morse Code to Help Disaster Victims, Radio Hams To  
by W4VR on March 5, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Isn't it a little early for an April Fool's article?
 
Learn Morse Code to Help Disaster Victims, Radio Hams Told:  
by AE5QB on March 5, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Apparently operators there must know code to get a class "A" license. This gives them more privileges which are always beneficial in an emergency situation. I don't see anywhere that it says CW is the most effective or practical mode to use during a disaster. But there certainly isn't anything wrong with having it in the bag-o-tricks.
 
Learn Morse Code to Help Disaster Victims, Radio Hams Told:  
by K0TF on March 5, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Well, I guess we really running out of anything to say if quotes from mid-level bureaucrat, being used as "news". KC3JV I agree with you. Are you going to be the one to foot the bill? https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/my.html
 
Learn Morse Code to Help Disaster Victims, Radio Hams Told:  
by VK6ZGO on March 7, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I think it is just Journalists who don't know anything about it,getting a slightly wrong slant on it.
My guess is that the gentleman,who after all,is the patron of the Society,was urging Hams in his country to upgrade,as HF may be more useful in emergencies.

As Malaysia has a similar structure to the old VK one,the lower grade of licence is limited to VHF & above.
The only way at present in Malaysia to get on HF is to upgrade,which entails a Morse test.
73,VK6ZGO
 
RE: Learn Morse Code to Help Disaster Victims, Radio Hams To  
by VE3MFN on March 10, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
"I understand that this is Malaysia but PSK31 with an NUE PSK modem is way more efficient and can drag a signal from below the noise floor. You can't do that with CW."

While I appreciate the digital modes and their efficiency, the fact remains that PSK31 and others are "machine" modes and require apparatus to get print/text. CW of course, can be decoded by man or machine and with the use of fairly simple apparatus. Believe me I still like the digital end of things and frankly think of CW as the "original digital".

I dont understand why some ops almost froth at the mouth when CW is mentioned.....the reality is those who know it and use it have one more skill in their arsenal.


VE3MFN
 
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