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Old 16th September 2019, 14:52
trotterdotpom trotterdotpom is offline  
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Originally Posted by spacetracker View Post
Some Clan Line captains were obsessed with the wx report and didn't settle until they had a copy in their grubby mitts. Pretty weird when considering the total inaccuracy of the contents.
Ha ha. Remember them studying the fax map covered in low pressure thumb prints and then going off for a nap clutching their CTV security blanket.

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Old 20th September 2019, 03:33
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Originally Posted by Worldspan View Post
I think there was another Portuguese station with the call CTH. These were the initials of CT Holmes, one of the old-timer lecturers at Norwood Tech in the 1950s.
Horta radio in the Azores
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Old 2nd October 2019, 15:36
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Morse has not been abandoned - this from an American R.O. site:

Morse Code from HLG Seoul Radio (ship shore communications) 1400Z on 12935kHz.

source: http://www.trafficlist.net/info-from-hlg-coast-station/

SeoulRadio is one of the very few remaining coastal ship-shore maritime radiocommunication stations still in operation using Morse Code today.

Another is a flshing fleet company in Japan. Asia's two most TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED countries CONTINUE to use Morse Code for some communications even in the non-military commercial sphere.

In the military at the very least PR China, Russia, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, and a few more are still using Morse Code, due to its resilience.

Think about why that is. Morse Code is NOT obsolete and it is the most efficient means of communications during difficult radio conditions without the aid of extreme high technology susceptible to break-downs.

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Old 2nd October 2019, 22:10
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Hope for all us Ex Sparkies then. Though I am not so sure I want to come out of retirement.After 15 years I am beginning to enjoy it.
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Old 2nd October 2019, 22:14
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Me too !!!!!!
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