Morse Code still used in India city as a back up communications

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  1. W4KYR

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    Morse Code still used in India city as a back up communications


    ..."police have kept alive the age-old system of Morse Code – a primitive method of sending messages in the form of dots and dashes."

    "Every Sunday, an operator with Pune Police’s wireless wing sends a Morse Code message to the office of the Director General of Police, Maharashtra. While this is their way of paying tributes to one of the earliest modes of telecommunication, it is primarily a way of maintaining a robust stand-by mode of message delivery in case all other means of communication fail."

    "While for these three communications satellite-based networks or very high frequency (VHF) channels, one Morse Code transmission module working on the robust high frequency (HF) bank is always kept on stand-by. Every Sunday, an operator uses the traditional Morse Code generator linked to an HF transmitter, which sends one test message to the DGP office. At present, Pune Police send the water-level data of Koyna dam."



    https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/pune-police-morse-code-satellite-7412482
     
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