Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by WQ2H, Apr 25, 2021.
A multiplier for digital same as CW?
CW - the "original" digital?
Digital is binary code ... CW is ternary ... the spaces (and their lengths) are part of the information.
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ooops this is the plaque I received.\
(It was too big for my scanner so I had to crop it!)
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 !
It has arrived!
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!
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.
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I was going to make a digital exam joke, but thought the better of it….