Tag Archives: CW

It’s CW time!

Well, sort of… With this clock, from DCI, you can read the time in Morse code. Not a bad deal at $27 US on Amazon.com.

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OH6DC’s Liver Casserole CW key

And I thought my buddy, Mike (K8RAT), was being gastronomically adventurous when he made a homemade single-lever “sideswiper” with a steak knife! Imagine what might happen if the steak knife meets up with this:

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CW on the pirate bands

Last night, I captured the pirate radio station Dit Dah Radio on 6,935 kHz (+/-) USB. I published the audio on my shortwave radio blog, The SWLing Post, where I post quite a lot of shortwave radio recordings. I’m well … Continue reading

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NPR’s Robert Krulwich comments on EME and extra-terrestrial morse code

(Source: National Public Radio) Dot Dash Dot Dash This is the moon as Morse code. […]All over the world, ham radio operators and Morse Code enthusiasts beam dot, dash messages straight at the moon, then wait 2.7 seconds for the … Continue reading

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Curiosity making tracks…with morse code?

Today, I watched a fascinating eleven-minute NASA animation depicting key events of NASA’s newest Mars rover, Curiosity, in action. As I watched, I noticed something very peculiar about the tires–right around mark 5:15, one can see a pattern imprinted on … Continue reading

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FITSAT-1 will write messages in the sky with CW

At first, I thought this news item was sience fiction, then I realized, “no, it’s just the coolest thing ever.” Thanks for sharing, Eric! (Source: Space.com) The robotic Japanese cargo vessel now en route to the International Space Station is … Continue reading

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Telegraph operations in the Great Auroral Storm of 1859

These days, CMEs and solar flares get a great deal of media attention. But it’s mostly speculation–for even with our advanced abilities to measure the potential impact, we can’t be sure what will happen each time this occurs. Might this … Continue reading

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Catch AA0RQ’s Solar-Powered QRPp beacon

You might want to let your viewers of your nice web site know that on 10133.56kHz AA0RQ/b is on the air…30mw at night and 100mw during the day and solar powered. Thanks for the suggestion, Bill! I would also encourage … Continue reading

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Morse “encoded” National Guard building in Milan, Illinois

Dave Mayfield noticed a pattern in the bricks of this Milan, Illinois National Guard building. (Source: WQAD) If you have trouble viewing the embedded video above, please click this link to view on WQAD’s website.

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Video: Learning CW the old fashioned way…

Original Newsreel from the New Naval Radio School circa. 1941 Click here if video above does not appear. Of course, if you want to learn CW another way–a more modern way–read this post!

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