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Author Topic: Does this bug any of you CW ops out there????  (Read 1548 times)
K7KBN
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« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2009, 04:21:23 PM »

W5ESE:  "The code was actually developed by a gentleman named Alfred Vail. So it bugs me more that his contribution is rarely acknowledged."

And this is the source of the quotation "Pay no attention to the man behind the Vail."

Or, it could be a reference to Moby Dick, who was a vite vail.
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Pat K7KBN
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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2009, 08:29:06 PM »

Hi, with the current state of the sunspot cycle, we need more humor like this.

I realize that, as a CW op of some 54 years standing, I too should get out more :-)

73 de John/AD7WN
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AA4N
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« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2009, 09:12:29 AM »

heh, I've heard it and seen it spelled.  I just bite my tongue.  I figure most folks are doing pretty well to get that close in this day and age.

73 de AA4N
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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2009, 04:44:21 PM »

No
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W3WN
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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2009, 12:15:03 PM »

Hey Vince,

Yeah, it's a minor annoyance.  Not one I get worked up about, but it rates right up there with people who insist that our service is called "HAM" radio & that HAM is an acronym, not a shortened form of "amateur."

But then, remember, you grew up pronouncing it "North Ver SAIL es" and the rest of the world pronounces that community name as "North Ver SIGH," so it all evens out in the end.  (But what else do you expect from the only Pittsburgh in the country to be stubborn enough to retain the 'h' on the end?)

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K5END
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« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2009, 05:39:23 PM »

Hay-ell yes.

Yew ain't the only one.

It is a-noing.





Why is unwed pregnancy so high in the South?

It takes too much time for the young gals to say, kah-weeeh-yut.

(Before you get upset at that joke, my fellow Southerners, it's just a joke. I've lived down heah goin' on 51 yeahs now.)



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K9FON
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« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2009, 06:42:14 PM »

I guess it like some call a balun a "balium," "balum," or a "baltion."
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K9PU
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« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2009, 11:59:35 PM »

Never noticed.

Scott
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OLLIEOXEN27
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« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2009, 01:37:26 AM »

Why didn't Morse use dit dit dah dah for a character? That one has always bugged me and kept me up at nights.

ollie
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K8JD
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« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2009, 07:15:02 AM »

I have been tempted to name one of my cats "SAM MORSE the cat"  . One of my cats likes to rub his face on the keyer paddles and VFO dial while I am sitting at the radio desk.
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« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2009, 08:36:18 AM »

The best cat name I ever encountered:

"So Bad"

2nd best:

"Malarky"

Honorable mention: (Owner was a ham, cat was a Siamese that hung around the shack all the time)

"Madame Mu"

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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2009, 08:12:20 PM »

"...2) Radio amateurs who write the word 'ham' in all-capitals ( HAM ) as if it were an acronym, which it's not. "
Actually, if you read the early history of HAM radio, you will find that it really is an acronym.
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K7KBN
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« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2009, 09:16:07 AM »

Right!  The initials of those radio pioneers Hertz, Armstrong and Marconi!  You saw it here first!
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Pat K7KBN
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« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2009, 01:58:47 PM »

Why no it doesn't, thank you for asking.
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« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2009, 03:21:44 PM »

I've noticed, there's an increasing number of todays graduates who can't spell. Most spell like the word sounds...
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