Re: Morse Telegraphy in the Cold War?
- There was an article in the Morse Telegraph Club newsletter about
the last train order sent by Morse, and IIRC it was in 1968.
- I've always been fascinated with these "numbers stations". I know it
has been mentioned on the group before, but for those that never saw the
post- the guy who took it to a whole new level:
Albert LaFrance wrote:
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> Thanks for the links! I'll add them to my site.
> One place where I think Morse was used during the Cold War was for
> "numbers" transmissions on HF radio. Although the voice numbers stations
> (such as those originating from the Warrenton Training Center's Remington,
> VA station) got the most publicity, I've heard that Morse was also very
> commonly used.
> The numbers transmissions, generally believed to be encrypted messages to
> clandestine operatives, consisted of long strings of digits. The
> transmissions originated from various countries in the East and West.
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> CW communications was used(and intercepted) extensively by us(US:) in
> the 1st half of the Cold War at least; researching further I found
> this fascinating historical page on telegraph keys,bugs & apparatus;
> and wondered if there was still any use of Morse Telegraphy(sounder)
> by the gov't into the early years of the Cold War? If not
> Conus,perhaps overseas by our military,intel community or diplomatic
> I used the key shown as #8280 on ASW patrols in the 1950's(ART-13
> xmtr in a P2V).
> http://chss. <http://chss.montclair.edu/~pererat/iperkco2.htm
> Some related pages:
> http://www.telegrap <http://www.telegraph-office.com/
> <http://www.telegraph-office.com/>> h-office.com/
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