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Old 13th Apr 2019, 15:51
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I remember doing a ferry trip in the USA many moons ago and was surprised that a lot of the idents on VORS were voice.
"Truth or Consequences VOR" endlessly repeated was one that sticks in my mind. There may have been morse between voice also.
I recall also that some beacons in Canada would broadcast WX info . As I remember that was done at 15,30 and 45 past the hour ...mostly NDB beacons in remote areas.




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Old 14th Apr 2019, 14:50
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One morning in February on Adriatic... You can count dots and dashes / Learned CW like 10 y old
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Old 14th Apr 2019, 16:47
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Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...E&&FORM=VRDGAR

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...FA90&FORM=VIREoh

Just saying.....oh fortunately there are Huey's and A10s still fighting in the future as well
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Old 14th Apr 2019, 17:27
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Originally Posted by albatross View Post
I remember doing a ferry trip in the USA many moons ago and was surprised that a lot of the idents on VORS were voice.
"Truth or Consequences VOR" endlessly repeated was one that sticks in my mind. There may have been morse between voice also.
I recall also that some beacons in Canada would broadcast WX info . As I remember that was done at 15,30 and 45 past the hour ...mostly NDB beacons in remote areas.



and in a contralto soprano voice.
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 01:51
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This stuff was important when I was about 13, which wasn't yesterday. I still use Morse Code though. The ringtone on my smartphone is CQ CQ.
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 07:13
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Originally Posted by jimf671 View Post
This stuff was important when I was about 13, which wasn't yesterday. I still use Morse Code though. The ringtone on my smartphone is CQ CQ.
Perhaps it should be QRZ?
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 21:47
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I knew a ham who had been the radio operator on the HMS Belfast. He could chat with a number of people while sending and receiving code at 20 wpm.
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Old 16th Apr 2019, 18:57
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I learnt It at the age of 15 to become a ham then lost interest in radio at age 30 so stopped. I became interested again 45 years later and to my amazement found I could still read it at 20wpm. Like riding a bike.
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