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    Anyone here know morse code

    I learned it in scouts a lot of years ago and remember some of the basics. Recently my dad found a couple WWII era telegraph keys and related items when cleaning out the shed and gave them to my boy. Now we are working on learning morse code together and then we're going to connect them and see how we do. My guess is the understanding will be much harder than the sending.


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    Actually MFJ has a number of devices that will decode code and read it for you. I got my extra class after the code requirement was dropped.
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    They require an oscillator in between the keys, as said MFJ has them.

    You can hook up two keys to just one oscillator for the two of you to work each other with.

    The only code I can use today is off a reader like my pakrat.

    In my shack sits a J-38 key and a Vibroplex golden bug, not used.

    I can't hear worth a damn, surgery and arthritis limits use of key hand.

    With the event of LED's, you can make a flasher for silent work, would not work with incandescent bulbs.

    If I watched flashing lights it would trigger an instant migraine attack on my, epileptic seizure on my kid.

    Most of the guys I Qso'd with are silent today.

    I got my general in 1957, then after the army which I got a E-3 rating for the ticket.

    Was supposed to go to electronics school, got pneumonia in basic, ended up in the infantry.

    I got hooked on RTTY and stayed there until about 1995.

    The new stuff does not interest me at all.

    What good that came out of the RTTY was the knowledge of how to repair Teletype machines.

    Put together an ASR-33 to do coding for my machine shop, before a computer was available.

    This is my shack, put these here before.

    Look between the comp screen and the 890 rcvr, you can see the red knob of the vibroplex.

    Directly above the 2 meter rig you can see the black knob of the J-38 key.

    These are older pictures the layout has been updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrioteer View Post
    I learned it in scouts a lot of years ago and remember some of the basics. Recently my dad found a couple WWII era telegraph keys and related items when cleaning out the shed and gave them to my boy. Now we are working on learning morse code together and then we're going to connect them and see how we do. My guess is the understanding will be much harder than the sending.


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    My Big Brother was a radio man in the Navy about the time I was trying to learn morese code in Scouts. He could rattle off that dah diddy dah dah stuff quick enough to drive a boy scout crazy lol.
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    SOCOM42 - That is outstanding!
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    Beautiful setup. Some people are proud of a stupid big screen TV. Include some machine shop pics...
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Man 1066 View Post
    Beautiful setup. Some people are proud of a stupid big screen TV. Include some machine shop pics...
    Hey I'm proud of my big screen and my surround sound! Lol...but formal that set up is awesome. Studying for my ham...so I'm in awe.
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    Don't have many shop pictures to fit computer, all are color prints.

    Top one is an employee running an automatic horizontal production mill.

    there is a large vertical CNC mill behind him running, both are making gun parts for the military.

    To the right of the CNC mill is a CNC lathe.

    Next picture is a short run of parts in a Bridgeport.


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    @SOCOM42 Impressive sir.
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