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CW in public art -- oops!

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by AG6QR, Aug 7, 2019.

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  1. AG6QR

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    I spent some time recently in the international arrivals hall of the San Francisco airport, waiting for relatives to get through customs after a long international flight. The waiting area for friends/family has an art installation -- the entire floor is made to resemble a crude map of the world, with cast metal plates at the approximate relative locations of many major airports. The plates are in a style somewhat resembling a pilot's approach plates, with navigation aids marked in authentic style, with the frequency and three letter identifier, both spelled out in capital letters, and represented in dot-dash format in Morse code. Yes, aviation navigation aids still transmit their identifiers in Morse, at a very slow rate, slow enough that a pilot who doesn't know the code can look at the map's pictorial depiction of the dots and dashes while listening to the CW ID repeating, and confirm whether he's tuned the station he wanted.

    I had plenty of time, and I looked at many of the airports. But I noticed something peculiar about Mexico. Or should I say, Meyico.

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  2. W5BIB

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    Yep,... appears as tho someone screwed THAT up !! ("MEY" instead of "MEX) :rolleyes:
  3. N8AFT

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    Yup, Meyhico....
    OBVIOUSLY a "No-Code" artist... :p
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  4. W7UUU

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    And it's pretty much literally written in stone now....

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  5. K6GB

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    Or brass.
  6. N7BKV

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    It's part of the current sex confusion fad. Where an X can be a Y. Seriously. :eek:
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  7. W7UUU

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

    Which in turn.... is set in stone ;)

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  8. AA8TA

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    It’s a good thing that pilots carry around approach plates instead of airport floors to execute a landing.

    I actually used to DX NDBs (non-directional beacons) when I was learning Morse code. Now, you can do that to see if the 630 or 2200 meter bands are open.
  9. ND6M

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    Well, ..........they got TPX correct
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  10. VE3CGA

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    maybe a sharpie could turn that dash into a dot
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