Morse Code, Anyone?

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In 1999 the last four stations that communicated with ships by Morse code signed off the air but keys. Invented in the early 1840's by Samuel F. B. Morse a keying device like this one transmits telegraphic information using rhythm. Morse code uses a standardized sequence of short and long elements (commonly known as "dots" & "dashes" to represent the letters, numerals, punctuation and special characters of a given message. Morse code can be sent by way of improvised sources that can be easily "keyed" on and off, making Morse code one of the most versatile methods of telecommunication in existence.

The Cloud Peak Radio & Electronic Group, a 17-member group from Johnson and Sheridan County, demonstrated its emergency communications ability during the week-end outing on the grounds of the Sheridan VA Medical Center. Governor Freudenthal had declared the week ending June 27th as 'Amateur Radio Week; His proclamation can be read here: http://governor.wy.gov/proclamat...

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Morse Code, Anyone?