Steve Tobin (srtobin@MMM.COM)
Wed, 16 Feb 1994 15:52:52 -0600
t h e - m o r s e - c o d e - a r e - v e r y - u s
e f u l - i n - c r y p t o g r a p h y
I learned my morse code for scouts one day when I was home from school sick.
My mother got out the World Book encyclopedia, which had a large printout of
the code characters, and we worked on it together all day until I could
pass it. No sweat. A few years later I became interested in radio and
electronics and got my ham radio license and had to convert from the
dot-dash of flags to the dit-dah for sound copying. A couple years later
I started working summers for the railroad as station agent/operator and
had to learn American morse on the clicker, and worked my way through
college for an electronics degree. Amazing what the scouting signaling
requirement started, and lead to, back some 30 years ago.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City