MORSE CODE Still Viable After 175 Years

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by W5BIB, May 23, 2019.

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  1. W4AUT

    W4AUT Ham Member QRZ Page

    C.W. was taught by listening to Elvis music in one ear and the code in the other (U.S. Navy RM"A" School 1964). We developed a swing by the rhythm of the music, it was a great learning tool. Navy had been teaching code to Radiomen for years and developed this method. We were required to send/receive 18 wpm too graduate. Also, had 4 hours of basic electronic's and radio operations everyday. The course was approximately 6-8 months in length. Therefore, back to my EFFORT point, the FCC downgraded the license requirements, for several reasons, they saw a outdated mode (Their opinion) and gave into pressure from groups and manufacture's who wanted to expand their sales base. I'm in no way being critical of their decision! I'm however, being critical of the ARRL for not demanding more input into that decision, agree or disagree! If we as a society, decide to make things in life easier because of economic, political or social pressure's, then in the long term, everyone loses!! Let me be perfectly clear, I'm 73 Years young and the older you get the fewer people share your view's or opinion!, So, you have your opinion (KE6EE) and I have mind!! 73's to you!!
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  2. AJ4GQ

    AJ4GQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's always good to have an opinion. It's even better to have one based on cogent reasoning and facts.
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  3. W6MK

    W6MK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well you are significantly younger than I and in the years I've grown after I achieved your
    meager age I've learned that while opinions may differ I am the only one who is always right.

    That's because I discovered the secret of how not to "mind" other opinions. Especially those
    in bold or, even worse, ALL CAPS.
  4. W4AUT

    W4AUT Ham Member QRZ Page

    BRAG'IN isn't BRAG'IN if it's a FACT!! Like your reply O.M.
  5. W4AUT

    W4AUT Ham Member QRZ Page

    The F.C.C. should have heeded what we teach in the Navy everyday during the license debate,
    $%&@ in $%&@ out!!

    U.S. Navy "We have Canon Balls"
  6. W4AUT

    W4AUT Ham Member QRZ Page

  7. W4AUT

    W4AUT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Corrected my error!
  8. N2EY

    N2EY XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    One of them, anyway.
  9. KF5LJW

    KF5LJW Ham Member QRZ Page

    If the Morse Code requirement had not been dropped, there would not be many hams today, and what would be left would die off soon with no one to talk to. There is no need for Morse Code today.
  10. WC3T

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    Wow, that's a pretty sweeping generalization there. I don't object to your opinion that there's no need for Morse Code, but that doesn't mean that it's not a useful tool in the toolbox.

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