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Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8

Philip Neidlinger (KA4KOE) on February 11, 2004
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This Month's Stiff: Samuel Finley Breese Morse

Entered Mortal coil: 27 April 1791

Assumed Room Temperature: 2 April 1872

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In Memoriam: Sam Morse

I decided to do a short essay on Sam Morse given the recent turn of events. I was all set to write you good folks an article on Ampere this time, but alas, it was not to be. Just think, if Sam's life had turned out a little bit differently, there would not be a system of communications referred to as "Morse Code", which is a misnomer anyway. The system of dots and dashes may have been invented by someone else and called Johnny Code, or Algernon's Code, or Fred's Code, or Old Code (I love rhymes). In my opinion, the code was so simple that it was bound to have devised by some other lad or lass, and we'd have their sepia portrait at the top of this page instead. I like this picture. Instead of holding a book like our dearly departed Count Volta, Sam is holding a telegraph tape. Why isn't he looking at the tape? Perhaps he is gazing off in the distance contemplating the future. Who knows? Whimsical speculation on your part is highly encouraged in the maelstrom of postings this article is sure to set off. Who was Morse, the man?

Samuel Morse was born in Charleston, Massachusetts, near Boston. Like many an extremely bright youth, Sam didn't appear to have any direction in his college studies. He was basically a good kid, and wasn't prone to wild partying, like our friend Ohm. I suspect that some of his father Jebidiah's inevitable lectures, while Sam sat on his knee, on morality had something to do with it, as the old man was a preacher. As it was, his parents were not happy with the young man's penchant for painting. Actually, Sam was quite good at it, and was highly respected in his skills. During his college years, he was fascinated by lectures he attended on the groundbreaking subject of electricity. As chance would have it, in 1832 Sam heard about a new invention, the electromagnet, while sailing back to the good ole' United States after conducting art studies in Europe. A "Eureka" moment occurred, as Sam believed that the invention could be developed into a means of communication. Perchance if Sam hadn't overheard that conversation, he would've died a poor artist.

The idea of an electric "telegraph", however, was not new. A competing system utilized a system of many wires and a needle pointer mechanism. The needle would rotate to the letter "a" for instance, when the associated inputs were set. However, Morse's system utilized only a minimal number of wires. A sequence of long and short circuit closures was assigned for each letter and number; a code, if you will. After further development with the assistance of a couple of partners, Morse applied for a patent in 1837. The new invention caught on rapidly. By 1843, with federal funding, telegraph lines were installed between Boston and Washington, DC. In 1844, his now famous message, "What hath God Wrought", was transmitted by Morse himself between the two cities.

Sam's system used an electrically-driven needle to mark the long and short dashes on a moving strip of paper, where they could be decoded. However, much to Morse's incredulity, telegraph operators soon gained enough skill to the point that they could translate the sounds of the electromagnet clicking directly in their heads, and write the letters down as they were sounded out. A common misconception is that Morse's code is the same code that is currently in use today by hams worldwide. This is not true. Although they share similar characters, there are significant differences. The International Morse Code retains his name to honor the inventor.

In his later years, Morse was married a second time in 1848 to a cousin and begat more children in addition to those begat from his first marriage. He was quite the philanthropist. Sam gave generously to the art programs at Yale and Vassar Universities, and others, and helped out young artists whenever he could. The wealthy inventor died in pneumonia in 1872 while in New York City.

Philip Neidlinger, PE

KA4KOE

References:

The American Leondardo: The Life of Samuel F.B. Morse, by Carlton Mabee

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Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by WA2JJH on January 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Comment:
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by K4JSR on January 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
A most timely and worthy posting. There is ample
material here for both sides of the code fight.
The no-coders can say, "see, he never meant his code
to be memorized". The know-coders can say, "it was so
easy to learn that Morse's operators learned with out
really trying."
I don't think that the end of code testing for ham
licenses will be the end of CW as a popular mode.
When the newbies, as some already have, discover how
much fun CW is and can be, there will be a new
awakening. CW will live as long as mankind needs
to communicate. Some people will take up code just
because it is something that not everyone can, or is willing to, do. It is a skill that relaxes the
ham operator because while doing it, he must clear his
mind of all of the other things that may be stressing him out. You could think of it as an audio only video
game! CW will live forever! For the anti-League
types, you'll know that the ARRL is anti code as soon
as W1AW stops sending those marvelous practice sessions.
Philip, Thanks again for your wonderful series.
They have added meaning and food for thought, as well
as some bad puns, limericks, troll patrol, food fights, and all the other things that make for fun.
Keep it up, sir. Bravo!
73 Cal K4JSR In Troglodyte Central, Beautiful
Downtown Bethlehem, Georgia.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by K4JSR on January 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
JJH; That was a most pithy comment, sir.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by K4JSR on January 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
A Morse is a Morse,
of course, of course,
unless of course,
the Morse, of course,
is the famous Mr. Sam!

Hey! Somebody had to say it!
And the answer is, "Heck no, I
ain't got no shame, not no how!
Who needs shame when you gots good meds?
73, Cal K4JSR
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by K4JSR on January 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
A Morse is a Morse,
of course, of course,
unless of course,
the Morse, of course,
is the famous Mr. Sam!

Hey! Somebody had to say it!
And the answer is, "Heck no, I
ain't got no shame, not no how!
Who needs shame when you gots good meds?
73, Cal K4JSR
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by K4JSR on January 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
A Morse is a Morse,
of course, of course,
unless of course,
the Morse, of course,
is the famous Mr. Sam!

Hey! Somebody had to say it!
And the answer is, "Heck no, I
ain't got no shame, not no how!
Who needs shame when you gots good meds?
73, Cal K4JSR
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by K4JSR on January 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Sorry about the extra postings.
There is some Ice here and about and
I am getting power blinks that are causing
my computer to need my meds more that I do!
Cal K4JSR (BRRRRRR!)
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by WA2JJH on January 27, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
COMMENT:THE LAZY GOT WHAT THEY WANTED
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by KA4KOE on January 27, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I always transmit morse,
When I am much too hoarse
To send my voice a flyin'.

I sometimes send much too fast,
And am quite aghast,
When somebody comes replyin'.

I love this nice shiny bug,
From my wife that I love to hug,
With which I do my code sending.

But don't fret dear lads,
More fun's to be had,
When its mine own ear I'm bending.

So let's turn on our ham rigs,
Either small or big
And the ether we'll be rending!

Friends, have your radio fun,
At night or under the sun,
And be sure you signal is clear.

Be kind in your postings,
In whatever forum Eham's hosting,
And forever hold our service dear.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by K4JSR on February 5, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
There was a young KOE
who lived near the sea
just south of the Carolina Border
who told the ham store sales lady
as he walked toward her
we'll just have the Fan dipolar, dis order.

Duck! Here it comes again!
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by KZ1X on February 11, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Unfortunately, your essay is missing a very important part of the story, about Alfred Vail. He's actually the guy who invented "Morse Code." Sam Morse, who was really a painter, kind of stiffed Vail, because Vail trusted Morse. Or maybe Vail wasn't too much of a businessman. In either case, this is some heavy stuff here, not unlike Sarnoff and Armstrong.

I encourage you to look into this, and if you can, to visit the museum at Speedwell Village, in Morris Plains, NJ. That is where it all happened.

 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by KA5N on February 11, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
You state that Morse suffered from incredulity. I strained my credulity several years ago and have had problems with it ever since. Dead Electrical Dudes commentaries stress it badly.
Allen KA5N
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by K3ESE on February 11, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
OK...just want to set a few things straight:

1. This Morse person is undubitably a Dude, protestations to the contrary notwithstanding.

2. What he's holding in the picture is not a "telegraph tape," but the string from his two-tin-can communicator, which had been cut by Vail, in retaliation. This is plainly evident from the look of mingled disgust and resignation on Morse-Dude's face. His response was to promulgate his code, using wires set so high that Vail could no longer cut them.

3. I'm quite pleased to see someone else agrees that a term such as "rice boxes" is racist. It's also ironic, as many who expose their bigotry and ignorance by using such a term also swear by, and use exclusively, products from Japan - and other countries.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by KA4KOE on February 11, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Could we say his efforts were to no a-vail?
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by W2DUG on February 11, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I understand that Morse read newspapers and other printed matter to generate a histogram of letter usage so that he could encode the more frequently used characters with less dits and dahs. What are the differences between Morse's original code and the international code we now use? I know one difference: it didn't include the "commat" character...

P.S. Why does WA2JJH drag every thread off into a quagmire of senseless, irrelevant ranting? It seems that one in three posts in every eHam thread I've ever read are from him. Maybe eHam needs to censor more like QRZ.com is trying to do now.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by NI0C on February 11, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
This (apparently) ongoing personal feud is a non sequitor with respect to another one of Phil's entertaining and informative articles. Is it too much to ask you guys to go duke it out somewhere else?
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by WB2WIK on February 11, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I think "rice box" is kinda cute. We're not laughing *at* anyone, we're laughing *with* them. Kind of like when my friends who are Mexican-Americans (as is half of L.A.) refer to Taco Bell as the "Mexican Phone Company." It's a joke.

But anyway, I remember the Alfred Vail story and learning about Vail was part of the standard education in New Jersey school systems. Jerseans (Jerseyites? I forgot...) are proud of Vail, Edison, Sarnoff, Einstein, Brooke Shields and Bruce Springsteen. Not as proud of Martha Stewart.

WB2WIK/6
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by K2WH on February 11, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
They aren't DUDES..... dude.

K2WH
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by KB1HQH on February 11, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
There is no "Charleston" in Massachusetts so it would be either Charlton, MA (not likely)or Charlestown which is most likely.

Also, could one of the delicate folks who are upset by the term "rice box" explain how it is racist?

Seems more "cuisinist" to me.

kb1hqh - Thinking with my stomach.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by KC7MM on February 11, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Philip,

Thank you for once again finding all of our funny bones. I also appreciate all the poetic replies. Please keep it up.

I think that I am going to have to take a vacation from eHam for awhile, unfortunately. The vindictiveness and negativity that is being shotgunned about is totally unnecesary. Even attempts at humor are being pitchforked by the hatred that is so obvious and so monotonous on this site.

Anyway Philip, I do enjoy your monologues.

Dale KC7MM
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by W6EZ on February 11, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
This is a great article on Morse. I guess the controversy about whom really
invented the “code” continues. I have heard the same thing about
Edison and the light bulb. Still, the history books have been written
and someone had to get credit.

How did this topic get turned into a racial thing?

It looks like the term “rice” can be either offensive or
non offensive depending on how the reader wants to take it.

In car circles the term rice rocket has been used both ways
by both Asian and non Asians alike.

See below for a positive example, I won’t bother with a negative
one as we have all heard them before.

http://www.asianweek.com/2001_06_22/feature.html
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by VK3HCG on February 11, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Hey Dude, don't call me Dude !!!!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by WF7A on February 11, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Here's a little more info if anybody's interested:

http://www.du.edu/~jcalvert/tel/heartele.htm


Showing no re(morse)...

Rich
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by AB2OL on February 11, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
C'mon guys... In the portrait, the old Morse-Dude is obviously demonstrating his ability to head copy!

There once was a man named Morse,
the code's named for him, of course,
It started debates,
between fools and ingrates,
who now act like the aft of a horse.

Well, I tried

73,
AI4AQ ex AB2OL
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by N0RTU on February 11, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Another wonderful job Phil!
I hope your articles stay in the archives for a long time!
And to AI4AQ, your quip is great! However, they not only are acting like the aft of the horse, they are beginning to smell that way too!

Whew!
73
Mike
N0RTU
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by AD7DB on February 11, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
From the look on old Sam's face, he seems to be saying, "Phone? Why would I want a telephone installed in my house? And why does it have that noisy bell? Did Bell add that just because it's his name?"


 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by WA2JJH on February 11, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
WF7A, TNX OM FER LINK!

This is what I like about the DED SERIES in general.

1Philip STARTS us off With a biography that is in general true! He throughs in his caustic irrevent humor, when he damn feels like it!
Philips Photo essay skills are way up thier!
Truly pot luck!

Actually Philip will choose photo's that can make the DED photogaphers list. KODAK for example. However if Philip finds s GEEKY OF UNFLATERING PHOTO...PHILIP WILL GO WITH IT!
iS ADOBE PHOTO SHOT EVER USED
Philip will not confirm or deny, ANYTHING!

We also have our usual humor people with good and sometimes horrible jokes.

Cal and I will usually write a pertiantment dirty limmeric or peom.

CHarles(VFW) will conribute some absolute trivia about the DED DE MONTHE(DDM ) he might come up with a link that confirms most of what Philip writes.

Philip will very rarly sTRAY o with total u

mitigated glacial regents grade lying. However he has done it to see if everyone has done any google search homework!

The post will then go into free style mode. Dirty jokes, what if scenatio's, not thw US PRESS does!

THE POST THEN GOES INTO INTO ENTROPY MODE!

THERMODYNAMICS U=P(dv) IS THAT ENTROPY OR ENTHALMIC
MODE, WHO REALLY GIVE A HUNGARIAN SNOT STEAK SANDWITCH'S A-S!
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by W0UCE on February 12, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Hmmmm... As a long time CW Traffic Net OP the photo makes me ponder how Sam and his pals communicated message handling instructions. I didn't bother to check but at the time it is likely Sam and others on his net did not have Q signals. So what did they do when the receiving operator wanted the sending operator to slow down? Maybe "PTS" pull tape slower... For QSL maybe they used "IGI" I got it.

How did Sam and the guys deliver a message? Just roll up the tape, walk to the addressees location and hand em the tape or transcribe it verbally? If Sam could copy in his head maybe he just ran to the addressee and spurted out the message from memory...

If anyone can provide answers or more info I am sure we would all like to "build on this."



 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by WA6ST on February 12, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Thanks for these enjoyable and informative pieces, OM. But (and don't misunderstand, I AM a fan) if you consider "old" and "code" a rhyme [your first paragraph], thanks also for not posting "poetry."
73 Stan WA6ST
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by AE6IP on February 12, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Two random comments:

The story about Morse and the newspaper: As I understand it, Morse went to a newspaper's printer, and counted the type in the box, reasoning that a printer's type would accurately reflect the frequency of usage of letters. (Turns out he wasn't too far of, as Edoin Shrdlu will tell you.) He then set up the code so that the most frequent letters had the shortest encoding. (C.S. people call this Huffman coding, but that's a whole different story.)

About Edison and the lightbulb: Edison did not invent the incadescent light; nor, in his life time, did he take credit for having done so. What Edison did do, is set up a testing program for various materials to attempt to determine which to use as a filament, eventually settling on the carbon filament that we normally associate with the incadescent bulb to this day.

 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by AE4RV on February 12, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
> By 1843, with federal funding, telegraph lines were installed between Boston and Washington, DC. In 1844, his now famous message, "What hath God Wrought", was transmitted by Morse himself between the two cities.



Actually, it was Baltimore and D.C., not Boston. Good job on the rest!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by K3ESE on February 12, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Re: The origin of Etaion Shrdlu. [found on the internet]It is indeed from Morse, who derived it from counting the pieces of type in a print-shop.
I quote from Colin Cherry, On Human Communication, 2d ed (MIT, 1957), 36: "Morse realized that the various letters of the English language are not used equally often; a visit to a printer's office and a count of the quantities of type used gave him an estimate of the relative frequencies of the letters." On p. 37 he cites Morse's original code, which is in the order etainoshrdlu, but note that a, i, n, o, and s have the same frequency. P. 37: "The first table of letter frequencies was probably that of Sicco Simonetta of Milan in the year 1380; another, used by Porta in 1658, included digrams also (letter pairs, such as ed, st, tr)." Cherry's is a splendid book and when he says something, "You can book it, Dano." He recommends another splendid book, G. K. Zipf, Human Behavior and the Principle of Least Effort (Cambridge: Addison-Wesley, 1949). Zipf's book is a must for anybody interested in language statistics.


Re: Rice Boxes: Lexicographers are divided as to the origin - it began with vehicles, such as motorcycles and cars - some say the term referred to the mods, the little decorations hanging from the mirror and on the back window platform, but most seem to agree that it's a derogatory term, connoting the supposed inferior nature of products from Japan (a reputation that was justified fifty years ago, but not in present times, if expert evaluations of consumer products and the purchasing decisions of educated consumers are to be believed,) or as an expression of contempt for anything not made in America. It would be like calling Begalis "Pasta Paddles."
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by K3ESE on February 12, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
My response re: rice boxes got stuck way up near the beginning of the thread.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by AH6RR on February 12, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Phillip another fine job Thanks. As for the term rice rocket I once built one and I could not get the thing off the ground. I am now working on a bean rocket I hear it has more explosive power for better lift. JJh should be able to verify that. I think I will call it "The Pinto" what do you think? No Dit! I want to hear the Dahs when it blasts off.

Roland AH6RR
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by W0FM on February 12, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
So, if I've got this correct, Morse didn't really invent the code and Edision didn't really invent the light bulb. Let us not forget, however, that it was I who invented the internet.....NOT Al Gore.

Nonetheless, Philip has invented a wonderful series of articles. Thanks again, Philip!


73,

Terry, WØFM
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by WF7A on February 12, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
As an adden-dumb...

I read somewhere a few years ago that Morse's message, "What Hath God Wrought?" was the first _official_ Morse code message; there was actually a test message sent earlier. Has anybody read or heard that as well? (I'll try to dig up the source of that tidbit.)

I think the test message ended with "...and hold the mayo." :D
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by AD6WL on February 12, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I have no reMORSE after reading this article.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by G7HEU on February 12, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
KG6OXA

If that's really your image I suggest you let him have it and spend your time trying to find a new one!

 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by AD6WL on February 12, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Its the lepricon camo pattern.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by K4JSR on February 12, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
W0FM said:
"Let us not forget, however, that it was I who invented the internet.....NOT Al Gore."

Not so, sir! Mr. Gore invented the internet with his
world famous "AL GORE RHYTHM"!!

What are you? Some kind of an iconoclast? There are
innocent (Trust me!) young hams who read these posts.
You may have interfered with some poor young liberal's ability to use logical thought! :-D
73 Cal K4JSR Luddite Apprentice, Troglodyte
Journeyman and devout believer
that ham radio is just a hobby.
Ps. NUKE THE WHALES!!!
PPS. PETA= People Eating Tasty Animals
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by WA2JJH on February 13, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Ever see morse first key. He used a wooden board, some brass from an old clock and a wooden spooll from some knitting string.

Maybe the brass from the old clock is where the term ounding the brass comes from.

OK who invented the j-38?
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by NI0C on February 13, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
"OK who invented the j-38?"

I think his name was Jay, and he was 38 years old at the time.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by AE6IP on February 13, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
> Let us not forget, however, that it was I who
> invented the internet.....NOT Al Gore.

Poor Gore. He said a lot of dumb things, but the one he gets remembered for is one he didn't say.

I guess that's poetic justice.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by KA4KOE on February 13, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
OXA:

Why are you poking around on my website? I don't have anyone's picture on my website up for public viewing anyway. Are you a wannabe hacker? Besides, if you don't like it, sue me.

Just because you didn't send me a private email and ask me nicely I'm gonna leave it there just for spite. NYAH!!!

On a separate note:

There is a typo in the last sentence of the article that no one apparently caught but me!!

Like I have said many times before, these things get written late at night after the kids are in bed so don't expect them to be perfect.

PHILIP
 
A Great Artist too!  
by N5LXI on February 14, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Morse was also a very good painter. A work is in the Louve. Plus, he bought the Daguerrotype (the first successful photographic process) to American in 1839.

joel / N5LXI
 
RE: A Great Artist too!  
by KA4KOE on February 14, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
OK, just to be nice when it really isn't warranted, I have renamed the offending file to something else. However, it is still there. If you look for it again, it proves my point that you're a hacker.
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by WA2JJH on February 14, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
tHEY WERE DUDES PERIOD! xx chromosomed non animated mixure of 89% water, 1%electroytes and trace elements,and 10% of tieriery or higher structred proteins is not as nifty as DEAD DUDES!

philip the kid that is hacking you should hook up with www.2600.com. Just tell them Kevin Mitnick sent him. You do need a reference to get into the premier hackers club. Kevin Mitkin was their poster boy.

Mitnic did millions in credit card fruad, hacked into federal computers. He claimed he did nothing wrong while in prison.

Kevin Mitkin just got his General ticket back. This was after 5 years in federal prison. Also he got 5 years probation. Part of his probaton was that he was not allowed anywhere near a computer period.

Also there was a bounty on his head by a group of people.

Gee what an asset Kevin Mitkin will be to Ham radio.

Then again you do have folks that thought what he did was cool.
Little did they know that much of the money, Kevin spent on himself. He also gave money to drug cult.This cult had many househould name subversives in it.This group also were involved with trying to infiltrate many U.S. military computers. The 2600 group is also anti-american.
Be interesting to work Mitnick on 20M. Get a QSL card from him. If some go though what they said they were going to do to him, the QSL card maybe a good EBAY item(SIC)

So maybe OXA renta-cop wants in with the OXA myrter brigade! Oh I am sorry those are the forein terrorist group!
The 2600 group claims they do not support terrorism. However they do believe the U.S.GVT should be overthown.

I would highly recommend that nobody even checks out the 2600 website. The feds do monitor all thier traffic.

I guess from what I have seen what OXA had to say about certain things, he would like the 2600 club.
The FEDS see any type of hacking acts, as of terrorism.
That may be far fetched. However the resources they have to use to track down identity thefts and CC fruad, and unwanted computer infiltrations does take resources away.

My firewall spat out a few address. I wonder if they are the same as yours. Give me a landline.

Of couse this has nothing to do with morse.
I do believe however it is from the old wired telegraphy days that the term LID came into out lexicon.

Those that did not have a good ear for the clicks from the telegraaph sounder, did put the lid of prince albert tabacco on the sounder.

So that is how LID described at first aperson that could not copy code well. It was much harder then. No dits or dahs. Just determaining the spacing on the sounder was hard enough. I guess they could cheat what was a dit or dah by watching how long the prince albert
tin stayed down.

If you had to use the visual aid, you were a LID operator. Imagine who a vibroplex would have worked on an old morse sounder! I guess if you sent a lot of dits, one would just get a buzzing sound.

However what is EHAM coming to. I get a death threat on a QSL card(It was his card and my friends lifted prints from it), and you get hacked by a fellow ham!
I guess these people want all the free love in prison!

73 DE MIKE

 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by WA2JJH on February 14, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
W2DUG, as for my so called ranting. This little tread while Ehams property was strted by Philip, Myself, and many others that like it this way.

N2MG has never had to intervene here. There is just an understanding of our little inside gang. Of course you have the right to point out what you do not like.
HOWEVER NOBODY IS GOING TO CHANGE FOR YOUR PLEASURE!!!

Yes many of use do keep in contact by Telco and email. The DED series was started by Philip, who I consider a good friend. We have about 20 other people that are regulars to this thread. We like the way the thread drifts. WE have peotry and comedy here too!

Nobody is holding a gun to your head to read my so called rantings. My passport says U.S.A. Skip over them if they offend you so much.
As for those that say I am a racist for using the word rice box, you are wrong! lighten up. The person that lambasted me for that has a reputation for being a trouble maker and a troll. In fact that this EXTRA class ham was stupid enough to send me a death threat on HIS QSL card. He then made other threats on EHAM.

All I have to say to that is consider the source! I also did not bother to reply to what you said to me on another thread! Are you MOS or something. That would explain YOUR behavior!

I agree with Marty AE6IP, for some people QRZ is much better!

If you like the censorship of QRZ, why do you not go there!
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by D9AL on February 14, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Bon Journo PHILLIP AND MIKE JJH, AND THE REST OF OUR little cosa moneca!(hi-hi)

EVER NOTICE THE ONES THAT GIVE YOU THE MOST CRAP ARE MINUTE RICE NO CODE TECHS,THEY ARE UNDER 20 YEARS OLD, THEY HAVE HAD THEIR TICKET FOR LESS THAN YEAR! THEN
THESE KNOW IT ALLS HAVE THE NERVE TO GET VANITY CALL SIGNS!!!!They are not only inexperienced but vein too!
Then they complain they do not need no elmers. SI! looks like the freebanders finally got a teste de mucho estupido enough to passe, no! Wait until no-code generale. You Americans will be a scr-wed big time amiche's!

Any time you amiche de amiche's get flack, do a ULS search. Then I have 3 other es -special searches that will get all the rosoto on these azulas!. BTW your favorite troll do not have a NY drivers lic. or has voted in tis state of residence! Maybe that explain no home address, just a Box at a upstate post office.
Mike, no problemo can get you all info you want!
eH MIKEY use rice box all you want. Anybody with an IQ over 100, will see it is not racist.

Bon Jorno Philipe, some a little punk messin with you.
Saw that photographia of the little fongulo. Has lic for less than year, then get vanity call. What a babino insante! Where I live you can get messed a up walking around in public. A leprican rent a cop/ fashion paparrizi putzi outfit!
Mike and phil, next time your in Umbertto's, just drop my name. They will treat you real nice.

Bon jorno amiche de ameche's Y pesquanzino de pescoacdore! Y 73 DE SAL

 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by K4PIT on February 14, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
What's a Deanie Baby?
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by WA2JJH on February 14, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Actually Marty you did mske an excellent point sbout Human percerption. People(mainly our elected officials and entertainers) are remebered for what they DID NOT SAY!

The so called PRESS, always has AD revenue in mind!
Gerbles, Hitles propaganda minister made this statement. I am paraphasing, I know you will pick up on any inaccuracies. Gerbles said that if you tell a group of people the same lies all the time. they will eventually believe it to be the truth!

The press will always do a tune up on the truth.
Some have said out court system is like that. Public opinion does count! Some take it step further.
Sometimes it does not matter who is guilty. It is a matter of which lawyer puts on a better performance, and is *liked* by the jury.

I think it is rare, but it does happen. If I say O.J. Simpson is case in point, does that make me a racist (or what started it a RICE-ist hi,hi)
I found it funny that I got a death threat on a hams QSL card. This Ham considers himself a liberal!

MOST IRONIC OF ALL. I saw something on the INTERNET ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL. They did a history of how a group of DARPA scientist and a bunch of college kids(they called them selfs hackers. That was meant where hacking away at a computer was hard work, not computer crime)

This DARPA computer scientist said 8 years ago,NOW IS THE TIME TO GO OFF LINE!!!!

Somedays I think he was correct. In the words of Morse what has GOD wroth!

As a society we have become more antiscocial. The great NASDEQ 5000 pump and dump scams could not have happened without an internet. I know of people that became day trader addicts, always getting the hot tip like RAMBUS, then losing all their savings.

Remember all those B-B internet commercials when the NAS was 5000. You would see the commercial, and have no idea of what the company did!

Rodney King did not say exactly what the press claimed to what he really said. However in New, the ""SOUND BITE"" IS KING!
News should be looked at as ENTERTAINMENT.
Truth can be lost because it is not what people want to hear. That sound bite from one of the DARPA scientist I will never forget!

Here was a man that started the ground work of networking mainframes in the 1960's....Does anybody even remember his name! He had an unpopular idea of the internet he helped to create. His quote is NEVER REPEATED! He may not have been absolutly right about what he said, however many bad things did come true!

To the OM that complained of my rantings, this is the way the DED series has been. Just ask the Creater Philip KA4KOE. Do not like it, go to QRZ!
You can also start your own EPUB!

73 and RANT AND RICE! MIKE
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by KA4KOE on February 15, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I noticed that JJH's posts are fairly short as of late, and fewer in number. Mike are you feeling okay?

Cal, we need some limericks.
Stephen, we need to hear from the Brits.
IP, we need to hear from the left coast.
IV, we're sorely missing the creative trolling.
WH, thanks again for setting the baseline.

 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by KA4KOE on February 15, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
D9AL =? Denial
What a vanity call that is!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by K4JSR on February 15, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Lloyd, K3ESE, Made mention of;
"Re: The origin of Etaion Shrdlu."

Lloyd, I hate to be the bearer of sad news, sir, but
Etaion Shrdlu was the far Eastern Mystic who was
befriended by the Beatles! Your Google went GOGGLE!
I know that this news leaves you totally MORSE-IFIED! :-D
There was a young man called Etaion Shrdlu
who had a face that belonged in a zoo
He had gained fame as a far eastern mystic
Now he is gone and is only a statistic
73 and (dit)^2 AKA ditdit
Cal K4JSR
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by G7HEU on February 15, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Phillip

"Stephen, we need to hear from the Brits".

I can't speak for the Brits as a whole but the English ( at least in this house ) are feeling fragile having today watched ( in a pub ) England beat Italy 50 : 09 in the six nations rugby.

Good score, bad head.

Steve.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by KA4KOE on February 15, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
PIT:

OK, I'll bite. You posted this same question in No. 7.
Just what is a "deanie baby".
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8 MONTHLY CLUB ATTENENC  
by D9AL on February 16, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
OK, I'll bite. You posted this same question in No. 7.
Just what is a "deanie baby".

OK philipe....i do no know what the F a f=deany baby is.

I hope it is not s sick joke.! I HAVE HEARD TOO ANY SICLOLAH JOKES.

A DEANY BABY=A BEANIE BABY THAT HIS A PLASTIC SURGURY SO ITSD FACE LOOK LIKE JIMI DEAN!

tHAT SUEW WOULD BE ONE PROPTJAT IS NIT RETURNED TO TJE PROP SHOP FOR SRORAGE!!!!

SO WHO HAS CHECKED IN PHIL, OUR BRIT FRIENEDS, JJH, CAL,
THE THEY ARE NOT DUDE;S DUDE DEDE! HEY THEY ARE NOT DUDES DUDE, WHO ARE YOU DUDE! FEW MEMBERS OF CLUB X CHECKED IN, MARTY CHECKED IN.my group cecked in. The cop that MIKE-JJH IS ELMERING IS JUst here to oberve IN OBSERVE MODE. THE MILES DAVIS GUY HAS NOT CHECKED IN. BRAVO-SERRIA-NOEMBWER MC CLUB REPS ARE HERE BY REQUEST.
THE OTHER 3 DUED FORGOT THEIR NAMES CHECKED IT

THE PROPOSAL FOR THE MONTH IS......KILO-2-VENOUS.
SITUATION QUIeT NOW..INTEL WAS GATHERED
IF THERE IS AOTHER OUTBURST FROM SAID SUBJECT, WHO IS TO BE ON THE ADVANCED VISITING CMMITTE.

tHROUGH EMAIL WE HAVE 6 THAT WANT TO BE INITAIL GROUP.
WHO WILL BE GROUP CAPTAIN IF OPRTION DELTA IS IMPLIMENTED. AAIN ENAIL WILL BE USED FOR SAID OBJECTIVE

THIS CONCLUDES MEETING. EMAIL ONLY MODE FOR FUTURE OPERSTIONS........SAL
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8 MONTHLY CLUB ATTE  
by KA4KOE on February 16, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Roger. Implement Plan Virtual Delta. Comm intel to be forwarded via agent Slam Dunk.
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8 alpha sierria confirn  
by WA2JJH on February 16, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
TRUE philip, sal really did get some excelient sawbucks. We now have a true local for our chronic.
Maybe we will not have to do a thing. Skells like that bother their nieghbors too!

so far so good. Ether way our group wins. The subject is toast.

I wiil be on hair and EHAM for a few more hours
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by WA2JJH on February 18, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
gOOd to see I am missed. Been ultra busy with school.
Should have that piece of new paper in June.

Morsey, morsey was a horsie
A horsie that liked maggot pie.
Loved it when it was baked, lotsa maggots would die!

Morsey morsie would send morse codeski on his bug.
Morsey got up to 45 W.P.M he was feeling rather smug

Morsey morsey why did you write a poem about loving code.
Morsy horsie, said with the new testing CW will be a dead mode !

Morsey the horsey was on 40 meter CW drinking some chicken soup.

Morsie the Horsey said these no code, no nothing newbie novices, do not know rabbit poop!

I told Morsie the Horsie what he said,
was a low place to stoop!

However I WAS TO BE PROVEN WRONG, a car full of crackheads were on the air on 80 meter mobile coup!

They were a cursin and yelling breaker breaker 80 meters!

Hey OT ham dude, how come we are not keying up any 2 meter repeaters!

We are a running 1 kilowatt mobile 3-30 megahutrz.

Morsie HORSIE SAID SIMPLE, tweek the VFO until it squirts!

Well thank you MR horse HAM, we are in a hurry for a big time punk rock jam!

No problem newbies ,no code no nothing novices! next time your doing 90mph, make sure your breaks jam and slam.

Sure thing OT horse ham dude, thanks for the warning morning cram!

Hey morons can I have the radio, after you trash your car into chunks of road cheese and ham!!!!!!!

73 and laughs MIKE

 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by VK4QC on February 18, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I thought it was Marconi who sent "What hath God Wrought", in his first trans-Atlantic transmission ??
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by G7HEU on February 18, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Nope, Marconi's first transatlantic transmission was:

" click click click " There is some doubt that he accomplished it when he first claimed. I looked it up here:

http://www.scansite.org/scan.php?pid=161


Steve
M0HEU / G7HEU.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by JAMES_BENEDICT_EX_N8FVJ on February 18, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
As usual, enjoyed your post.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by WHITEY on May 9, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Well I have something to tell all of you here on this site: I am actually related to Samuel Morse, thats right he was my great great great great great uncle, I even have proof.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by K4JSR on June 8, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
But I am the last to post!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by KA4KOE on July 18, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Patooooey.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by WHITEY on July 18, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Its true, I AM related to Mr. Morse
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by KG4KTW on July 18, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Of course, its a horse.
 
Notice  
by KA4KOE on July 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Dead Electrical Dudes are
© 2004 Philip Neidlinger
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 8  
by WHITEY on July 27, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
It's true, you are just jealous
 
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