Want to start the New Year by learning something new and (for most of us) different? How about learning a dying art, just to keep it alive a bit longer?
January 11 is the day – it’s National Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day.
Until 2007 knowing Morse Code was a requirement for obtaining a ham radio operator’s license, but no more. Now the only people who regularly use Morse Code are our military communicators – especially those in war zones. It seems in this case that old technology is better than new, as Morse Code is far more difficult to intercept and interpret than communications sent by radio or electronic transmissions.
Without a huge demand for telegraph keys, their production has not been automated. In fact, they’re still made by hand, one at a time, right here in the U.S. One of the major suppliers is the Nye Viking Company, located in a small North Idaho town.
To see the code, and see how your name looks in code, visit http://www.brownielocks.com/learnyournameinmcday.html
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Wishing you a healthy, happy, and prosperous year,