On Thu, 28 Jan 1999 12:08:41 -0600 Andy Wallace <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>This, I guess, is why the Coast Guard, the military, and ships at sea
>dropped CW as being inefficient and archaic.
It was not dropped for that reason at all.
Modern satellite communications takes the uncertainity out of MF/HF QRN,
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
>> many VHF distance records are made using SSB? How many EME contacts
>> 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
>> emergencies or sending cw with their auto horns. If you don't
>> 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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