Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: 'Q' & train whistles
'Q' & train whistles
Mon, 22 Feb 1999 10:19:58 -0500
This is a Morse Code related question (to me anyway)....
Late at night when the air is still, we can hear a train whistle in the
distance as it approaches a grade crossing sounding the Morse Code letter
'Q'- -------, --------, ., -------. Apart from the easy ones-
a,e,i,t,h,s,o,m- it's probably the only other letter I readily recall-
since it is the sound of a train whistle as it approaches a grade crossing.
Question- Is there a connection? How was 'Q' chosen for this purpose?
This has puzzled me for a while.