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Re: [civilwarwest] Re: "Tapping" a telegraph wire

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  • GnrlJEJohnston@aol.com
    In a message dated 12/11/2005 12:50:51 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, jdbeatty.geo@yahoo.com writes: Me, too, but all you d really need was a loop of wire over
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      In a message dated 12/11/2005 12:50:51 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, jdbeatty.geo@... writes:
      Me, too, but all you'd really need was a loop of wire
      over the conductor and a key just like the one doing
      the recieving.  It would have to work that way.
      All circuitry must have a complete "loop" or return path.  Since the signal is sent on a single wire, the loop would go from ground to the sending power source, to the sending key, through the wire, to the receiving key, through the receiving key power source, back to ground again.  Either by "tapping" (connecting physically to the wire) or by induction (method described above) to the receiving key, to the receiving power source, to ground, would make a complete circuit in parallel with the sending source.
       
      JEJ
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