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Good evening (my time - Eastern Standard-USA) my fellow forumites as I sit here ogling my computer screen in complete awe and reverence, mired in thoughts of our beloved Lord Jesus returning to our planet after more than 2,000 years of our waiting,  I reaffirm my unfaltering love for the Universal Father, Lord Jesus and our Creator Father Michael and Spirit Mother Nebadonia.  It is a majestic honor to be totally committed to serving the will of The Father......Having said that, I want to say a few words about the Morse Code subject.....A very long time ago I was trained in Morse Code receiving and transmitting -- in 1949 for 16 weeks, and then in 1953 another 16 weeks in specialized Morse Code transmitting and receiving.  I was a part of a small group (in 1949) staffing a Ham station on the island of Guam in the Marianas Islands.  For those with a techie interest, we had two transmitters wired in series (BC-610, transmitters used in the old WWII bomber aircraft, the B-17).  Operating within the power output limits, we could transmit a signal around the world from our small island.  It was a lot of fun. Even used to have a ham license RESTRICTED RADIOTELEPHONE OPERATOR Permit number 8-34893, issued 23 January 1953 expiring five years thereafter.  Learned how to use the high-speed key; it was called the Vibraflex - trade name, I suppose.  Put forth the effort to try to qualify for the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) license - one must have been able to receive and transmit at least 31 words per minute.  That speed is just a blur to most.  I did not actually take the test, but I could receive around 28-30 words per minute.  At that time, there was a requirement that civil trans-oceanic flights must have on board an ICAO qualified radio operator.....Since I just days ago had my 88th birthday, all these words about Morse Code are pretty much academic, I guess.  But, I would feel remiss if I did not make this known since words have been said regarding a need for Ham operators qualified in Morse Code.  I have heard it said that one never forgets how to ride a bicycle; perhaps the same is true for Morse Code operators.  Please be aware, Ron, and perhaps others, if there should be a need felt for my aforementioned skills, I would surely secure some equipment, including a practice oscillator with code key, and commence code practice plus taking necessary test to secure a Ham license....Ocean waves of blessings and my peace upon all.
Ray Borden  //  TrinitiLuv  //  16December2018  //  Washington DC Metro Area

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