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« on: September 13, 2010, 06:06:01 PM »

http://www.oldqslcards.com/SWL_Johnny_Cash.pdf

Johnny Cash was a morse code intercept operator
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 07:19:03 PM »

That's cool!  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 06:40:22 AM »

Neat.
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AB9NZ
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 06:57:54 AM »

      Until now I didn't think the man in black could get any cooler.
            tnx fer sharing, 73 de Tom, AB9NZ
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2010, 08:28:59 AM »

Thanks a lot for that,that is a fun read. I heard just a bit about 'The Man in Black' and code,but nothing like this detail. Nice post,,:)
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2010, 10:47:35 AM »

Very interesting!  I'd never heard this before.

Now if only we'd have known 20 years ago we could have all written to twist his arm to get a ham ticket.
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2010, 11:20:05 AM »

In his autobiography, a good read, Johnny made claim to being the first on this side of the Iron Curtain to learn of the first Soviet Russian atomic device explosion, as he said in the book, "By copying an aerial observer pilot's machine-like perfect morse code."  (not a word for word quote)

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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2010, 05:32:15 AM »

Thanks for sharing this! As an old Army Security Agency type, I had heard something about this when stationed in Germany a long time ago. So old John was a Ditty Bopper... I'll be damned!

NOW we know where he learned to like his booze. Funny, I never thought the AFSS types could drink like us ASA guys did. I still learn something new almost every day. Thanks again/73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2010, 07:48:38 PM »

God bless Johnny Cash....
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2010, 09:24:13 AM »

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Johnny you have a “musical ear” meaning he could learn Morse code easily.
Musicians are the best Morse code operators.

Yep, that has been my feeling for many years.  Go Johnny!!  I didn't realize his "real" name was "JR" - pretty common in the hill country years ago.  My Dad was "FV" and army wouldn't take that either.

73 de Ken H>
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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2010, 06:05:54 AM »

SAH -WEET !!!

Yes, being musically inclined does help with the Morse Code in a rhythmic sense.

I always have loved Johnny Cash's music.  The simplicity and heart of the matters are what always made his music appealing, to me, and I am sure many others.

R.I.P Johnny Cash
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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2012, 11:31:23 PM »

On NPR several years ago they said that the jangly rhythm of I Walk the Line was based on they rhythm of CW.  Johnny had that bouncy CW cadence in a few songs (remember bug ops had their own swing).
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2012, 09:05:53 AM »

As a former "ditty-bopper" I found this intersting!!  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2012, 12:26:41 PM »

If you ever get the chance, watch the documentary "Half a Mile a Day". 
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K8AXW
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« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2012, 06:43:16 PM »

I found this on YouTube but it isn't a documentary. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prSnguCwYHM

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