Bruce discovers a bit of Morse Code in “Picnic At Hanging Rock”

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Bruce Fisher, who writes:

I recorded this short piece of the soundtrack from the 3rd episode of the Picnic at Hanging Rock mini series– it’s being used as a part of the music to an eerie scene, and there is no telegraph or radio related visual corresponding to it. It certainly sounds like Morse Code to me, but I haven’t decoded it. Anyone?

(If you can’t see the embedded player above, click here to listen.)

Many thanks, Bruce! You certainly have sharp ears and are correct in assuming this is Morse Code. The spacing and cadence are a little awkward and jittery, however. I did a decode myself, but I’m curious what others might have heard.

Post readers: Please comment with what you heard in this code!

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4 thoughts on “Bruce discovers a bit of Morse Code in “Picnic At Hanging Rock”

  1. Iona

    Is anyone else getting a bit tired of these “tangentially radio-related snippet found in obscure American TV show” posts? There seem to be more and more of these and less interesting actual radio posts lately.

    1. Ron

      Actually I quite like these posts! I don’t really watch TV or film these days as I prefer books and radio. I don’t have Netflix or any other online accounts. This gives me a window into some of this programming. I gather there’s a bit of an uptick in radio’s use in set design. [Or perhaps it’s similar to when you buy a new car and then start noticing the same make and model everywhere on the M25!] I think it’s pretty interesting especially when you strain to see a set in the background of a scene and then ID it.

      I subscribe to Radio User and would recommend it to others. It’s not an inexpensive magazine when you’re on a pension. However I skip through 20% of the articles because some just don’t interest me. That’s okay though! Radio User, like SWLing here, caters to a much larger community than just me and I’m quite ok with that. And on occasion I actually get drawn into the the 20%. Makes for a little discovery.

      Just scroll past what doesn’t interest you I say.

      I particularly like posts with radio appearances in TV and movies so my vote is for more!

      And even more homebrew projects as I do love them! Speaking of which I’ve a small vertical loop antenna project I thought about writing up for SWLing and need to do that as I haven’t seen a similar one in past. Expect something from me Tom.

      Oh and here is what I copied from the CW in this music:

      Hard to know if that is correct. Dodgy fist that!


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