Matt Harline (harline@GSLXSRV1.ROSE.HP.COM)
Thu, 5 Jun 1997 11:56:12 -0700
A couple of days ago I wrote:
>>While I remember signaling being one of the hardest requirements for
>>first class while I was growing up (I belive it went away in the early
>>70s when skill awards were first introduced), I don't think it is all
>>that important today. I would guess that morse code is not nearly as
>>necessary as it used to be. Maybe we should have them all learn ASCII!
Note the smiley face above...
Several people seemed to take exception to my comment that morse code is
not nearly as necessary as it used to be. Thank you for pointing out
that there are still very necessary times when morse code could be very
useful. My intention was not to imply that signalling should be dead.
Just that it is dwindling down to a very few specialists.
Actually, I can still remember most of the morse code, although very
slowly. Those many years ago (more than 25), my mom found a book that
used memory aids to help remember the code. K stood for Kitty Hawk,
which had an airplane propeller, a dash for a blade, a dot for the
hub, and another dash for the other blade... or _ . _
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