Morse Code is alive and well in the Philippines

Well,  with the demise of the mores code requirement for radio operators of large ships and the removal of morse code testing for amateur radio operators,  one would think that public use of telegraphs was long gone.  After all Western Union sent its last telegraph on Friday, 27 January 2006.  However the telegraph and Morse Code is apparently alive and well in the Philippines.  In the Cordillera,  telegraphy is still used to send messages to the remote mountainous regions.

Full article is here. One of the offices is still using a military surplus J-38 straight key.  It did not say the methodology,  that is if it is telegraph lines or radio.  But still it is neat.  I could not find any pictures of any of the stations.

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2 Responses to Morse Code is alive and well in the Philippines

  1. Cheech says:

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  2. Lord Kalvan says:

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