Discussion in 'Discussions, Opinions & Editorials' started by KC9VFO, Apr 1, 2014.
What is morse code?
"Technician Class licensees will not be required to take a Morse Code test, nor will a test be required for new applicants. “We discussed it,” said Dasher, “but decided that since most Techs can’t even figure out how to program their HTs, requiring them to learn Morse Code seemed like cruel and unusual punishment."
And today is?
OH BOY !!!!
Another APRIL FOOLS JOKE THREAD !!!!!!!
Yippppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ! ! ! !
The day after yesterday and before tomorrow.
Thot everyone knew that.
TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
Are you sure?
A 7 year old classic.
Coincidentally, I was reminded of Morse just this morning. I saw a movie on Youtube. A grade D cold war spy film from 1950, "The Flying Saucer." It showed three radiograms, one from the US Army Alaskan Signal Corps, the other two from Western Union. All used printed "=" to break up the bodies of the messages, in the format:
Mesage content =
Some of us here know that symbol as -...-
To add: I looked at the film again. Actually there were only two messages, both Western Union. The third was really a sign with directions to the Alaska Communications System, various offices one of which one was Signal Corps USA. That's what happens when you watch a movie on one screen while loading software on another, I guess.
The link isn't working for me...
This Just In...
...in addition to restoring the Morse proficiency requirement, we now understand the FCC under leadership of Commissioner Alfred E. Neuman will be revising the testing methods to eliminate the Volunteer Examiner groups and replace them with mobile testing vans.
To add to the challenge, the vans will not stop moving to pick up or drop off applicants, but will slow down to about 15 miles per hour to let the fastest runners jump on and off.
"We believe this unique testing system will result in much healthier amateur radio operators, overall," Neuman commented. "We won't have a hobby filled with old, overweight guys who can't run worth a darn."