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Author Topic: Honda car sends Morse  (Read 1092 times)
K7IHC
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« on: May 27, 2004, 02:51:00 AM »

When the driver's door of my Honda Accord (1998) is open when the key is in the ignition, it sends the letter "H" in Morse...   dit dit dit dit
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2004, 03:48:58 PM »

I noticed that on my old CRX when I owned it.  Could be a coincidence but I think it's for real.  Lots of Hams in Japan...
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2004, 07:56:05 AM »

The factory installed car alarm on my wife's Toyota sends ...-.

That's considered an unofficial exlcamation point (!) by some brasspounders.

Steve  
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2004, 12:48:50 PM »

I have a Nokia 6340i cell phone. I was diddling around with the settings and found two of the message alert tone selections to be Morse code. "Ascending", which starts out low and increases in volume spells out "connecting people" in Morse. "Special" is the "SOS" distress call in Morse. For those who think Morse code is dead, it is alive and well in the 21st Century in the cell phone age! ;-)
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2004, 01:09:05 PM »

I've heard the "SOS" ring on cell phones, producing what sounds to most people like "SMS" (only two "dah" sounds instead of three).

I have to figure that the programmer either goofed, or that he's an old-time railroad telegrapher, using American Morse Code.  There, the letter "O" is, in fact, "dah dah", not "dah dah dah".
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2004, 01:20:19 PM »

Wish there was a way to edit posts...

I misspoke in my earlier post:  the letter "O" in American Morse is two DITS, not two DAHS.  The two dits are slightly separated, making it sound sort of like "EE", but the space between the dits isn't as long as the spacing between letters in a word.
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2004, 02:18:00 PM »

I uploaded a wav file of my Nokia phone playing "connecting people" in Morse code on my web site. The file is named nokia.wav. My web site can be accessed at either http://www.qsl.net/ag4rq or http://www.geocities.com/ag4rq. The Geocities site is a mirror site of the qsl.net site. There is no link to the "Nokia" page from either site. To download the file, go to either http://www.qsl.net/ag4rq/nokia.html or http://www.geocities.com/ag4rq/nokia.html and right-click on the link.

At this very moment, qsl.net seems to be down. Try my geocities site.
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2004, 10:13:30 AM »

Speaking of cell phones, I had always wished for a ringer that would do CQ and then the caller ID number in Morse.  Preferably in an adjustable speed.

I have also looked for (in vain) a program that would let me enter text to my pocket PC via Morse-tapping.  I don't know if it would indeed be better than the handwriting recognition or tiny graphic keyboard but I'd like to try it...
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2004, 04:35:51 PM »

Although this is off the main subject, the post that said their phone sends out SMS not SOS could actually mean that the user has a text message waiting. I used to work for a CDMA cell carrier and they use SMS text paging. I have also heard the Nokia 5000 and 6000 series phones that send SOS when they have voicemail waiting. Why they d o this, only one can assume. Perhaps its a inside Nokia HAM thing.... BTW My 87 Civic played ditditditdit over and over again...Im not sure what a whole lot of H's mean, but it worked when I would leave my keys in the ignition or my lights on.

  Eric
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2004, 05:29:20 PM »

I here the SMS tone a lot.  It is the default indicator of a message received in the message mailbox on Nokia phones.  SMS stands for "Short Message Service"

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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2004, 05:47:28 PM »

I mean I "hear".  That previous post was embarrassing LOL.

Here is a morse sender for the Palm Pilot:

http://www.citi.umich.edu/u/rees/pilot/smorse.prc

And here is a morse trainer for the Palm Pilot:

http://break.org/gisle/PalmOS/binaries/Dotdash1_0.zip

The Pocket PC also has Morse training software:

http://www.pocketpccity.com/software/pocketpc/PPCMorse-Morse-Code-utility-for-2002-9-16-ce-pocketpc.html

The Microsoft Developers Network has a suggestion for a morse code input feature on a Pocket PC here:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/guide_ppc/htm/programming_pocket_pc_2002_epcn.asp

This Canadian Ham uses his Pocket PC to study for the Morse exam and he describs how here:

http://www.pdantic.com/blog/2001/10/fun-use-for-pocket-pc-ok-maybe-one-in.htm

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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2004, 05:50:08 PM »

You guys are right. It's not SOS. It's SMS. I just checked my cell phone. Nonetheless, its Morse code.
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K7IHC
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2004, 12:39:22 AM »

KJ7XJ:
I figured the *H* was for *Honda*.  There's quite a few stylized Honda H emblems on my car.
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2004, 04:55:33 PM »

Just a correction to AG4RQ. You might listen again to  your Nokia phone. The short code message is actually SMS, not SOS. At least my old Nokia's alert sounds for SMS messages were "SMS" and "Connecting People".
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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2004, 03:18:58 PM »

I caught that and posted my correction 2 posts up on 6/2.
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