Birds sending Morse Code.

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  1. KA0GKT

    KA0GKT Ham Member QRZ Page

    This morning I was awakened by a chorus of desert birds sending Morse Code. The crow fired up its rotary gap and was sending "OM" over and over. The ring-neck dove kept sending "R R R" the Mourning Dove sent a mournful "No No No", and the humming bird had poor filtering on it's B+, all I heard was half-wave rectification as he tuned up and the Gila Woodpecker was sending landline morse against the metal cap on my fireplace chimney.

    Lots of QRM, but not one "Chirpy" signal.

    I couldn't help but think that there must be a CW contest this weekend...
     
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  2. WJ4U

    WJ4U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Reminds me of this tune
     
  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    For years we've had the "a bird" - not sure what bird but endless "dit DAHHHHH dit DAHHHHH dit DAHHHHH"

    He really needs to work on his speed AND his other letters

    :)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  4. KC3PBI

    KC3PBI XML Subscriber QRZ Page

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  5. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I don't get it... he just needs "U S and A"? Is that it? But what's the connection to "I told that VE" ... Canadian VE? "Volunteer Examiner"?

    Not clear the "punch line" - sorry :(

    VE's of both flavors are pretty cool folks in my experience :)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  6. KC3PBI

    KC3PBI XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I was referring to volunteer examiners.

    That particular meme has seen many variations over the years, but the root of it is that this guy in American patriotic garb doesn't think he will ever need to express himself beyond repeating "USA."

    Did I mention I was new around here? Sometimes it takes a while to dial in the humor.
     
  7. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Sure. Welcome. Happy to have you on QRZ!! :)

    But the rest makes no sense - been a ham 46 years but that "meme" isn't familiar.

    What makes it funny? Sorry - just trying to "get the joke" is all

    VEs are the backbone of US licensing these days in the US. VEs (as in the prefix) in Canada are some of the nicest hams you'll ever meet.

    Where is the punch line?

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  8. KC3PBI

    KC3PBI XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Sometimes that's just the way it is when reading a joke. Hopefully the next one I write will make more sense.

    Cheers!
     
  9. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page


    o_O
     
  10. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    We have a hoot owl every spring that says, Hoo, hoot hoot, all night. This is owl for CQ, and with propagation like it is, he never gets an answer.
     
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