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Last Post 18 Aug 2019 02:52 PM by klschult. 13 Replies.
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17 Sep 2013 10:50 PM
    Is it still used in the coast guard? If so do they teach it in basic?
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    17 Sep 2013 11:32 PM
    No. Morse code hasn't been internationally recognized since...1998 I believe.
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    17 Sep 2013 11:38 PM
    Drats, phone won't let me edit. I should clarify: internationally recognized by the maritime community as a method of communication for watch keeping purposes. Other systems made it obsolete. And it was in 1999,I checked. I was close.
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    18 Sep 2013 06:24 AM
    I don't think that was ever taught in basic. It was taught in Radioman school, eventually becoming Operation Specialist. That's when you would have learned it. I don't know if any other rates were required to learn it.
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    18 Sep 2013 12:03 PM
    Interesting. I read somewhere the navy still uses it and I had to learn it when I was at Fort Schuyler Maritime Academy.
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    18 Sep 2013 01:59 PM
    Technically the Navy and CG "use" a lot of modes of communication, including signal flags, but that doesn't mean we use it. Heck, if you listen to HF you will hear your fair share of morse code. I've heard an SOS, and that is the only thing the maritime community recognizes of morse code anymore. We don't monitior it anymore though, and that's why we don't have to learn it anymore.  Interestingly, some relics of it still remain, such as Q and Z codes.

    "Morse code was used as an international standard for maritime distress until 1999, when it was replaced by the Global Maritime Distress Safety System. When the French Navy ceased using Morse code on January 31, 1997, the final message transmitted was "Calling all. This is our last cry before our eternal silence."[9] In the United States the final commercial CW transmission was on July 12, 1999, signing off with Samuel Morse's original 1844 message, "What hath God wrought", and the prosign "SK".[10]

    The United States Coast Guard has ceased all use of Morse code on the radio, and no longer monitors any radio frequencies for Morse code transmissions, including the international CW medium frequency (MF) distress frequency of 500 kHz.[11] However the Federal Communications Commission still grants commercial radiotelegraph operator licenses to applicants who pass its code and written tests.[12] Licensees have reactivated the old California coastal Morse station KPH and regularly transmit from the site under either this Call sign or as KSM. Similarly, a few US Museum ship stations are operated by Morse enthusiasts.[13]" - Wikipedia
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    21 Sep 2013 07:22 AM
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    21 Sep 2013 08:07 AM
    NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD MEN AND WOMEN TO COME TO THE AID OF THEIR COUNTRY. GO COAST GUARD

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    21 Sep 2013 01:32 PM
    Pepper! I thought you were Myrtle Beach.. and what did you do with Wep?
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    21 Sep 2013 04:50 PM
    Great to hear from you pepper...glad to hear you are alive and well. Be safe.
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    21 Sep 2013 05:08 PM
    I haven't seen pepper doggie in yearsss
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    21 Sep 2013 07:44 PM
    I keep an eye on you guys everyday! We moved to Western Kentucky a little over a year ago. My wife got her "dream Job", managing the sales department for 11 radio stations. BONUS: Her parents and sister live here in town. My (ex-Coast Guard) son is a Federal Law Enforcement Officer, and lives just one hour away. All that Coast Guard LE training really paid off for him. (we now have a two-year-old grandson to keep us busy)

    Hi to all my friends.Don't know what happened to Wepp


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    21 Sep 2013 08:03 PM
    Good to know you are around Pepper. We've missed you around here. I can't believe the baby is 2 years old already. Wow!! That's how long since we've actually seen you. Don't be a stranger.
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    18 Aug 2019 02:52 PM
    Newbie Question: If I'm sitting in the B school building at WVU overlooking a navigable stretch of the Monongahela at Morgantown and I want to talk to the tugs on the river, is there any visual system I can use that has a chance of getting a reply. Do any of them know Morse Code, semaphore, nautical flags????? Are they likely to care to talk to us? (Note: the building isn't built yet but if I want to get an Aldis lamp or a signal mast I figure I'd better start now. )
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