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Author Topic: "CW" or Telegraph?  (Read 14682 times)
W1JKA
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« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2017, 03:53:25 AM »

I get a CW station on cable but it's just a bunch of Rednecks pickin their gitars and singing crying in my beer type songs, so I figured CW meant Continuous Wailing.
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GW3OQK
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« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2017, 04:43:10 AM »

If you hold the Morse Key down you transmit a CW signal. It could be MCW on some of my old rigs. Reginald Fessenden strove to invent CW instead of the rough wideband spark transmission.

If you manipulate the key you can indulge in wireless telegraphy. WT forever.
73, Andrew
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VK5EEE
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« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2017, 05:14:41 AM »

It's not only for us either, CW also stands for CateeaouW -- http://www.vkcw.net/forum/t-1366733/flavours-of-morse#post-2391509
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« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2017, 06:07:22 AM »

For US hams, "CW" is defined and codified in the Part 97 regulations.

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« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2017, 06:32:56 AM »

I've never heard any other ham refer to Morse Code as "telegraphy"...always CW.
If I ever do hear someone refer to it as telegraphy, I'm gonna assume they are well constipated.
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« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2017, 10:34:42 AM »

Heh. Wink "Telegraphy" is used all over the place in the RSGB Band Plans. Occasionally they stretch as far as saying "Telegraphy (CW)", presumably where they really want to make a point...

Conversely, "CW" doesn't appear at all anywhere in the UK Amateur Radio Licence document. However, while "telegraphy" appears quite a few times, in every case it does so as the second half of "wireless telegraphy".
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« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2017, 11:06:48 AM »

Let's call it what it is...  Telegraphy

"Real" telegraph equipment doesn't go beep beep, it goes click-clunk-click-clunk.
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VK4FFAB
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« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2017, 04:13:30 PM »

If I ever do hear someone refer to it as telegraphy, I'm gonna assume they are well constipated.

because they are telegraphing their next move?
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N6VL
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« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2017, 04:43:56 PM »

The real users of Continuous Wave (CW) are the tuner uppers. And it's 100 percent duty cycle with zero bandwidth.

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Steve N6VL
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AA4PB
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« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2017, 04:58:46 PM »

"What will cause people who are mildly interested in Amateur Radio to turn away are stupid terms such as "CW". "

So if we call it "telegraph" then suddenly thousands of new people will join the ranks of Amateur Radio??? Would they prefer "cycles per second" or "Hertz" for their frequency?

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« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2017, 05:26:53 PM »

Would they prefer "cycles per second" or "Hertz" for their frequency?


Twice a week is fine.
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K8AXW
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« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2017, 05:32:16 PM »

Quote
Cross mode is manner in which Jebus and his merry men died.

OM, I found this post offensive. 
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« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2017, 06:12:47 PM »

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Cross mode is manner in which Jebus and his merry men died.

OM, I found this post offensive.  

Which post, mine or the one jebus died on? One is humor the other was a fence.
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K8AXW
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« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2017, 11:17:02 PM »

FFAB:  Your post and the manner in which you used it. 

Perhaps I'm losing something because of Aussie slang...... but in plain English, I was offended by what I perceived as the frivolous manner in which your phrase, Jebus (Jesus) and his "merry men" died on the cross.

I don't understand the correlation between the "cross" and the "fence."

 
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« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2017, 11:54:55 PM »

FFAB:  Your post and the manner in which you used it.  

Perhaps I'm losing something because of Aussie slang...... but in plain English, I was offended by what I perceived as the frivolous manner in which your phrase, Jebus (Jesus) and his "merry men" died on the cross.

I don't understand the correlation between the "cross" and the "fence."

I guess you are free to draw any conclusion you wish from it. But if Jesus is sad because of a little humor, he is more than welcome to come and tell me about it himself.

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