Tag Archives: Morse Code

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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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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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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Ohio QRPers take break from Field Day to smoke some texters

In the spirit of a segment from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno which aired in 2005, Marion County, Ohio, amateurs staged a face-off between CW operators and local texters to draw public attention to their 2009 Field Day event. … Continue reading

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The perfect key to use when you’re in a pinch.

I think this homebrew key by Laurent Dumas (F8BBL) is simply amazing. It’s portable, easy to make from spare parts lying about the house and can serve you well if you’re in a pinch. (Sorry, I just can’t use this … Continue reading

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How to learn morse code (CW) for free!

QRPers know that the best mode to get the biggest bang out of the lowest amount of power is with morse code, (a.k.a. CW). If you haven’t learned CW yet or are looking to improve your speed, you’re in for … Continue reading

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