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Author Topic: 2010 Commercial Morse Code traffic, Philippines  (Read 2309 times)
WX7G
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« on: December 20, 2010, 03:50:47 PM »

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20091223-243547/Morse-Code-still-dashing-through-the-Cordillera

Another interesting link. This one is about morse code for computer access by disabled persons:

http://www.makoa.org/jlubin/morsecode.htm

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2010, 04:31:12 PM »

Thanks for posting the link.  A while back I heard that commercial radiotelegraph could still be found in the Philippines.  Now we know where it is and the specifics.  Fascinating.

I suspect that a few countries still use RTTY or AMTOR for commercial use (i.e. as telex).  Is this the case?  Maybe some SWL's have logged these transmissions.  After all, it's still cheaper to run RTTY or AMTOR in a country that might not have a strong internet backbone.  Then again, almost the entire world is covered by cellphones, so my speculation could be just that.

73, Jordan 
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 05:02:03 PM »

Surprisingly, there are many places in the world where cell phones are not available.
Many pacific islands (mainly smaller ones) rely on HF communications for their communications (such as barrett tactical radios), as even satellite phones are just too expensive.
Nice to see CW still being used commercially - and of course there are the spy stations sending out their CW based instructions to operatives, even today.

Tnx es 73s
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