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The Day The Music Died

Time sure flies. We are fast approaching the fifth anniversary of the end of Morse code testing for U.S. amateur radio licensing. Prior to February 23rd 2007, an applicant to the amateur radio service that was interested in world wide communicatio… Continue reading

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599 TU – Every Man A Marconi

As a radio ham regular civilians sometimes say to me “You get the REAL news.” I usually squint my eyes and nod knowingly. Of course more and more I’m finding myself in QSO’s where I get in line to send my call sign, hear the response “AB9NZ 5NN TU… Continue reading

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Brain Food

Over at the E-HAM cw forum WX7G posted a link to this interesting abstract at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health It seems the simple act of learning Morse code Increases neural activity and gray matter density. My… Continue reading

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Teaser

The other day I got lucky and worked Z21BB on 15 meters. Today I found this video. I listened to the audio for the possibility that my call sign (AB9NZ) could be in the pile-up, at the very end I heard the call AB9……ML Continue reading

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Sensitivity Training

I caught a little flak about my post a while back “Phone Op Linked To Killing Spree”. For a while google searches of the killer were even bringing traffic to my web page. Of course I’m a big fan of riding the continuous wave, indeed my page is cal… Continue reading

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Heliography

James Riddle, KD7AOI has this neat website about heliography. Of special interest is his research on prehistoric heliography. Every year our family goes blueberry picking in the fall. At the end of the day we go to the Warren Dunes in southern Mic… Continue reading

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Straight Key Night Is Coming Soon

The League’s Straight Key Night is creeping up on us. It’s the easiest way to get your call sign in QST (except for maybe becoming a silent key).Work a station or more with a straight key, and email your log of contacts to the ARRL. You get to vot… Continue reading

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Join the Waves

A slice of WWII cheesecake for the troops. Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Radiotelegraphy

Carlo Consoli, IK0YGJ, has made available for free download the latest edition of his e-book, ” Zen and the Art of Radiotelegraphy”.It’s a beautiful piece of work. I especially enjoyed his study of “amateur telegraphy from a linguistic perspective… Continue reading

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Texas Radio and the Big Beat

Over at the RadioTelegraphy Forum Adam, N0SSS, posted this thread , it’s a lovely treatise on the musical relationships in Morse code. In his work he coins the term “Vail Effect” the aural illusion of the code slowing down. This is fascinating stu… Continue reading

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