Getting ready for NEQP !

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by WQ2H, Apr 25, 2021.

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  1. KD1JT

    KD1JT Ham Member QRZ Page

    A multiplier for digital same as CW? :rolleyes:
     
  2. WQ2H

    WQ2H QRZ Lifetime Member #214 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    CW - the "original" digital? :)
     
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  3. KD1JT

    KD1JT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Digital is binary code ... CW is ternary ... the spaces (and their lengths) are part of the information.
     
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  4. AE1N

    AE1N Ham Member QRZ Page

    NEQP (2020_11_06 06_40_22 UTC).jpeg

    I AM VERY PROUD OF THIS PLAQUE!

    2017 NEQP (2020_11_06 06_40_22 UTC).jpg

    ---Layne AE1N​
     
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  5. AE1N

    AE1N Ham Member QRZ Page

    ooops this is the plaque I received.\
    (It was too big for my scanner so I had to crop it!)
    NEQP Plaque1.jpg

    ---Layne AE1N
     
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  6. WQ2H

    WQ2H QRZ Lifetime Member #214 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Nice award Layne ! :)

    I do get your point - but how fast things change:

    A digital language can be (and most often is) binary, however, the phrase "digital" has morphed over the last 30 years into something more broad, more complex, then just simply a binary number system.

    The definition "composed of data in the form of especially binary digits" (historical) is being supplanted by "of, relating to, or using calculation by numerical methods or by discrete units" (modern). (Merriam-Webster, 2021)

    Even by today's standards, CW is still an efficient "calculation by numerical methods" means of communication. I bet we can agree on that ! :)
     
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  7. N3AWS

    N3AWS Ham Member QRZ Page

    It has arrived!
     
  8. KD1JT

    KD1JT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I hadn’t considered that because we do Morse with our fingers (except those who use their left foot) it is indeed “digital”. Good luck in the contest!
     
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  9. W9JEF

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    Binary is only one form of digital. Morse code is basically a matter of on or off (and timing).

    Before CW, there was spark--the original spread spectrum.

    And the original receivers were solid state. :cool:

    73,
    Jim . . . . . . . . . EARTH: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT
     
  10. N3AWS

    N3AWS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I was going to make a digital exam joke, but thought the better of it…. :p
     

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