Tag Archives: CW

The Juno Earth Flyby QSL card

Happiness is receiving the Juno Earth Flyby QSL card in the mail: Many thanks to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for making the Juno Flyby such a fun experiment. To read more about the flyby, check out our post from … Continue reading

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Work the NASA Spacecraft Juno (and get a QSL card)!

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Troy, who emailed us about a really fun and unique opportunity for amateur radio operators:  to send the NASA spacecraft Juno a Morse Code greeting [specifically, "HI"] when it passes over Earth tomorrow, starting around 18:00 … Continue reading

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Telegraph operations in the Great Auroral Storm of 1859

These days, CMEs and solar flares get a great deal of media attention. But it’s mostly speculation–for even with our advanced abilities to measure the potential impact, we can’t be sure what will happen each time this occurs. Might this … Continue reading

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Passion for Morse Code, Night of Nights featured in NY Times

Many of you reading the SWLing Post are not only passionate shortwave radio listeners, but also amateur radio operators. My love of shortwave radio listening eventually led me to obtain my ham radio license, and as a result, to learn … Continue reading

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Google commemorates 218th anniversary of Samuel Morse’s birthday

We woke up this morning to find the homepage of search engine, Google, in morse code. What a great way to commemorate Samuel Morse’s birthday. In case you missed this special Google Doodle, check out the screen capture below. _ … Continue reading

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