Free Issues of Morsum Magnificat, the Morse Magazine available online

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  1. W4KYR

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    Free Issues of Morsum Magnificat, the Morse Magazine available online

    All copies of the English-language version of Morsum Magnificat, the Morse Magazine, are now available for free download from the website of Lynn Burlingame, N7CFO. This includes the 89 issues published from 1986 to 2004. Mike Feher, N4FS, was able to provide the missing editions, which Randy Cole, KN6W, scanned for viewing. The 89 issues of Morsum Magnificat contain more than 4,000 printed pages, covering all aspects of Morse telegraphy.

    The newly available downloads also include “The Story of the Key: The Best of MM-1,” by Louise Ramsey Moreau W3WRE, which includes a list of American telegraph instrument makers from 1837 to 1900, compiled by Roger Reinke. In addition, there’s “Key WT 8 Amp Worldwide Survey: The Best of MM–2,” by Tony Smith G4FAI, an updated and revised version of the 54-page booklet that provides information about the famous military Morse key, of which more than 100 versions were manufactured in six countries.

    Also available: The MM Q & Z Codebook, (English), compiled by Rinus Hellemons, PA0BFN, and Dick Kraayveld, PA3ALM, publishers of the original Dutch version of Morsum Magnificat. The codebook lists all Q & Z codes in their original applications, including a copy of the original single-page Q-code guide of 1912

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  2. N7ZAL

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    Thanks and that is a great resource, and it should be a sticky on the CW forum also. Frankly I never heard of it and as a Morse/CW aficionado I'm surprised. :(

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  3. W4KYR

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    In addition, it is also available from

    "The English language edition of Morsum Magnificat, the Morse Magazine, otherwise known as “MM”, contained a vast amount of information and illustrations of interest to Morse operators, key collectors, historians, researchers and other Morse enthusiasts.

    Published from 1986 to 2004, in 89 issues, with readers and contributors around the world, it covered every conceivable aspect of Morse telegraphy, past, present and future, in a truly international way.

    Included in the downloads is an updated and revised version of the MM 54-page Key WT 8 Amp Worldwide Survey which has proved to be of great interest to both users and collectors of the many versions of this famous pre-war, wartime and post-war military Morse key.

    MM was first published in the Dutch language, by Morse enthusiasts, Rinus Hellemons PA0BFN, and Dick Kraayveld PA3ALM. They were later joined by Tony Smith G4FAI who helped them launch the English language edition of the magazine.

    After Rinus died, G4FAI produced and edited MM alone until he was joined by Geoff Arnold G3GSR, one-time editor of Practical Wireless and founder of Radio Bygones. Later, Zyg Nilski G3OKD took over as editor and produced the final 28 issues of the magazine.

    Morsum Magnificat© is a copyrighted publication. Zyg Nilski, G3OKD, the copyright holder, has generously granted permission for the download of these documents for personal use. This permission does NOT include downloading or distribution for commercial purposes.

    Special thanks to Mike Feher, N4FS, for providing the sixteen missing issues and to Randy Cole, KN6W, for scanning them. Every issue is now available for downloading! "
  4. N4IAG

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    Thanks for posting these links! I too have never heard of Morsum Magnificat, but it looks like some good reading for anyone interested in Morse.
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