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Rep. Greg Walden, OR (R) used Morse code to announce chairmanship

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K4KB, Dec 17, 2010.

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  1. K4KB

    K4KB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Rep. Greg Walden, OR (R) used Morse Morse code to announce his chairmanship of the Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee (CTI).

    Tech nerds had to appreciate the irony of Rep. Greg Walden’s announcement Thursday that he would lead the House’s top telecom panel.

    The Oregon Republican took to Twitter to announce in near 140 character Morse code he will chair the Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee.

    Walden had long been considered a top candidate to lead CTI, given his broadcasting background – his tweet even included his call sign,W7EQI, which references his amateur radio call sign. Moreover, he has significant favor among GOP brass: Walden departed the Energy and Commerce subpanel earlier this year so that Democrat-turned Republican Rep. Parker Griffith (Ala.) could have a committee assignment.

    He will take over at a time when a number of tech issues are on the immediate political horizon – including Net neutrality, or rules that would require Web providers treat all traffic equally. Walden previously voted against a Net neutrality amendment in 2006.
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  2. N2OBS

    N2OBS Ham Member QRZ Page

    CW is a mode, another form of communications.

    So, i'm curious how many people were able to decode the ancient form of amateur radio communications? In fact, that form of communications is actually called Modulated Continuous Wave since technically it wasn't done over a transmitter but it's good to see the mode of the minority of amateur radio operations hasn't completely died off.

    --... ...-- -.. . -. ..--- --- -... ...
  3. 2E0GOM

    2E0GOM Ham Member QRZ Page

    morse code from his tweet...!/repgregwalden

    .-- .. .-.. .-.. -.-. .... .- .. .-. -.-. --- -- -- .- -. -.. - . -.-. .... ... ..- -... --... ...-- ... .-- --... . --.- ..

    my translation

    and good on him.. as for who understood., it's been retweeted by at least 26 people so a fair amount probably got it straight off heh
  4. KA7ZDD

    KA7ZDD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Congrats to W7EQI for the Upgrade to Chairman. Sure liked the way how the Senator announced his appointment....Morse Code...the original digital.

    Kurt R Warner - KA7ZDD
    Milwaukie. Oregon
  5. KD7MSC

    KD7MSC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi Kurt,

    Have we met? I don't live very far from you. I am on River Rd.
  6. K5FAL

    K5FAL Ham Member QRZ Page

    LOL somebody was a little upset. Congrats to the representative from Oregon!

  7. W6EM

    W6EM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ugh, I believe that's not Senator, but Congressman.

    Of course, with Fred Upton being the full E&C Committee chair, there may not be a lot of hope for amateur radio. Upton had previously chaired the subcommittee of telecomm and the Internet when the GOP had their last majority.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2010
  8. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Walden previously voted against Network Neutrality, so he's clearly a bad guy. too bad for the United States and the world.

    we don't need that kind of help, trying to get back on our industrial footing again!
  9. KD4E

    KD4E Ham Member QRZ Page

    Network Neutrality as currently construed is not freedom-friendly. Do we really want give away any more power to unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats, this time at the FCC? Think it though!

    Sending his announcement Tweet using Morse Code was clever. Sure is nice to see some creative thinking instead of the same old nonsense in Washington, DC.
  10. WK5X

    WK5X Guest

    Congratulations to Congressman Walden.

    Without a doubt, the United States Congress is in better hands now.
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