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[AMPS] (and CW Relevance)

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Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 16:33:46 -0500

On Thu, 28 Jan 1999 12:08:41 -0600 Andy Wallace <>
>This, I guess, is why the Coast Guard, the military, and ships at sea 
>have all
>dropped CW as being inefficient and archaic.
>Andy  K5VM

It was not dropped for that reason at all.

Modern satellite communications takes the uncertainity out of MF/HF QRN,
QSB, etc. 

Now, a new question ...can a ship maintain satelite communications when
it is listing 30 degrees or the stern is under water?

73  Carl  KM1H

>dan hearn wrote:
>> Well said Tom. You have a knack for getting to the heart of the 
>matter. How
>> many VHF distance records are made using SSB? How many EME contacts 
>are made
>> by modes other than CW? In WW2 there were cases of POW's tearing up 
>> to  make QRP CW transmitters and working outside. Could you make a 
>> transmitter out of those parts? Not likely. You have read of pilots 
>> others sending CW by using the mike button to key broken am 
>transmitters in
>> emergencies or sending cw with their auto horns. If you don't 
>understand CW
>> you can't do any of these things. Emergency communication means more 
>> turning on your HT and working through the local repeater. 73, Dan, 
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