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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Amateur Radio - Morse Code - it could save your life - you won't believe this use of code.

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Morse Code
I always try to  convince folks that Morse Code is still useful - This is a story about code in a song that helped hostages. Actually their are many unusual examples of people using code in various ways - blinking eyes, tapping on a prison wall, medical conditions when patient is not able talk or move the list is long.

This probably won't convince many to learn the code but is one of most interesting uses I have seen. A lot of work went into this song

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                                                        Here is just the song "Better Days" by                                                 Natalia Gutierrez Y Angelo "CLICK"


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Morse Code




Here is the code - ease to learn.









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David Larsen
Yes their are many reasons Morse code. It can be useful and it is not hard to learn - what does seem more difficult is to learn to send code at high speeds - I had to practice a good bit before I could pass the 20WPM.  

           ."by David Larsen"  KK4WW Computer Collector Historian