[AMRadio] Phone band expansion gone off topic

Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Mon Oct 16 09:22:11 EDT 2006

Correct there was Brian, telephone texting vs. good old CW.  Wonder how it 
would have come out if it had been good old CW against good old 100 wpm 
narrow shift RTTY?  How about PSK 31 or any of the other digital modes in 
use today by hams?

> Not so fast, Jim...
> Actually there was a video from a TV show recently where
> a ham sending a message via CW got a message through
> FASTER than a digityal message sent by more modern
> technical means. I am sure many of us saw that.
> It was shown on a national televised show. It made me VERY
> proud of our wonderful Samuel "F.B." Morse and his simple
> code that has so enriched the lives of countless ten
> thousands of hams!
> Yes, morse code won the speed test, and this was within
> the last year or two!
>> Prior to the 1980s code was the preferred method of emergency
>> communications
>> because of reliability.  Today that is fluid.  There are much faster ways
>> to
>> communicating written messages and instructions now in use.

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