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Amateur Radio, Morse Code Useful Yet Today:

from dailyunion.com on January 11, 2013
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Amateur Radio, Morse Code Useful Yet Today:  
by AB9TA on January 12, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
Good Lord! More misguided worshiping of Morse Code..

It really galls me to see Amateur Radio (which should be on the cutting edge of technology) referred to as "quaint"!

We'll never be taken seriously as long as we keep pushing Morse Code to the public as our ultimate mode. (Especially as EmComm heros with a vest in one hand and a Vibroplex in the other!) We will continue to have this image problem of being behind the times and irrelevant.

Come on folks, let's start moving towards the 21st century!

73!
Bill AB9TA

 
RE: Amateur Radio, Morse Code Useful Yet Today:  
by NY7Q on January 14, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
Well Bill, it's like this: CW is the baseline of ham radio and will never go away or be replaced.
We are in the future with CW.
It plays when others fail.
Experimenting with electronics, and CW.
How much better can you get????????
 
RE: Amateur Radio, Morse Code Useful Yet Today:  
by K5LXP on January 15, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
> (Especially as EmComm heros with a vest in one
> hand and a Vibroplex in the other!)

A real Emcomm op shuns the idea of such extravagance and will save the day with a straight key and a 40M crystal QRP rig.

<http://www.hamradiofun.com/emergency.htm>


Mark K5LXP
Albuquerque, NM
 
RE: Amateur Radio, Morse Code Useful Yet Today:  
by NY7Q on January 18, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
I remember when all emergency communications were all CW and was very reliable and still is..
Emcom is no better today with all the digital crap, vhf/uhf, than it was in the past with CW
 
Amateur Radio, Morse Code Useful Yet Today:  
by WA5BL on January 23, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
It sounds like there may be glory seeking "geeks" out there trying to force the HAM community into the world of more money than brains. Buy the computer, buy the radio and buy the antenna! Close to buying the license, no skill required. Radio??
 
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