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Hidden : 2/18/2010
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If you want more information on Ham radio I would be glad to provide it for you as would several other geocachers that are also hams.


Morse code was the first practical mode of wireless communication. Long before voice could be communicated over long distances it was the mainstay on land and at sea.

A spark gap generator was used to transmit a morse code distress signal from the sinking Titanic. A replica of this type of transmitter can be seen at the Pavik Museum of Broadcasting in St. Louis Park. You should check it out, it is a great museum.

When I first got my ham radio license learning morse code was mandatory. Three different speeds along with technical questions determined your license category and privileges. In these times the requirements have been relaxed however to achieve the top license you still need to prove you proficiency in Morse Code, know as CW by Hams.

Don't be intimidated by the following passage and do not be concerned about anything in the message other than the numbers of the coordinates. Numbers have a rhythmic sound, I am confident that if you try to pick out one number at a time you can solve the puzzle.



I hope you enjoy and learn a little in the process de K0TLG sk

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