Re: Ex-scouts and qrp

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From: charles crouchet (crc@io.com)
Date: Sat Sep 13 1997 - 08:34:30 EDT


Watson R Gabriel Jr wrote:
>
> Yea, sure did. I thought I remembered that all scouts had to learn the
> morse code to get either the 2nd or 1st class rank. Can't remember for sure
> though. One nice thing - sure is tuff to send 20wpm with flags!!!!! Did not
> have to ask for QRS!
>
> Lets, see -- dit on the right/dah on the left (sender perspective) if I
> remember correctly. Right? It's been a long time ago.
>
> left-left-left-left left left
> (hint - to the rcvr!)
>
> Watson/WB4EXW
>
> ...Me too! How come we never picked up semiphore? Did anyone?
> Life Scout in 1956...
> John Watrous, K6PZB
I was in scouts in the 50's and also learned semiphore instead of cw
the scoutmaster was not interested enough in code to learn it to test us
so several of us got together and learned semiphore instead,it was
quicker and easier than trying to change the scoutmasters mind.
charlie WA5KRF


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