PA3CLQ's Leuke Linken Nr. 375


David N1EA wrote:

Hallo Jan,
Here is the chart you sent but with better colors.

I used GIMP (auto-levels).

GNU Image Manipulation Program,  powerful opensource graphics editing,  replacement for Photshop its free.

I have the same chart but it is too big for me to scan.

73, David N1EA

Its "Mc Elroy chart of codes and signals." see attachment pse
Pse see: SOS from ms PRINSENDAM, R/O Jack van der Zee is a true hero of the Netherlands at:

David wrote:


Dear Men and Women of the Telegraph Key,
I have just placed on my web site a True Type (Windows) font for a
Telegrapher's MILL which I made by scanning my ROYAL (USA) Typewriter with a
Telegrapher's keyboard - slashed zero and so forth!
You are welcome to non-commercial use of this font.
Save the file to the desktop, then go to CONTROL PANEL and find FONTS and
use the applet (small application) to install the font.
Good Luck!


You must see this also:

From this site:

In 1988 I (David Ring N1EA) and Jim Pfister, NS1L, were awarded the "Marconi Gold Medal" for our work during this rescue (also a true hero (clq)) Page 5   bottom

US-Supertanker T/T Williamsburgh. Deren beide Funkoffiziere, David J.J. Ring, jr. N1EA, und Jim N. Pfister, NS1L, wurden 1988 mit der Marconi-Medaille in Gold der VWOA (Veteran Wireless Operators Association).

Das Schiff kenterte und sank am 11.Oktober 1980

MILL you can select either American Morse or International Morse communications / landline telegraphy at

MorseKob for for American Morse communications / landline telegraphy

73, Jan P. PA3CLQ


I have a copy of "A Captain and How He is Seen by Different Crew Members"..............

but not the one of the entire ship - which is funnier!
R/O of LMNO - nice, eh? Captain on bridge giving the finger to the pilot.

We had pilots who used to eat white bread, butter, sugar and radishes.

Jan Sanders drew the picture of the Captain with messages just coming endlessly out of his mouth.

LMNO was the collective call sign of all Norwegian ships.

It's on the radio station under the radio room clock.

(To our knowledge there is no agreement between the captain of the MS. Prinsendam and the captain of the LMNO, Jan CLQ)


73, David N1EA


For More information & drawings from Jan Sanders see:

73, Jan P. pa3clq


A friend sent me a link to a National Film Board of Canada film.........

made in the mid 1990's telling the story of black Pullman porters in Canada.

It is a very well done film.

(I have yet to see a bad film from NFB Canada and I've been watching them since the 1960's as my father ran a film library out of our house).

It is about an hour long.

The link is:

You might enjoy. 73, Chris Hausler SlowSpeedWireGroup & MorseKobGroup


“Rebirth of the Portage Flyer”

For many years the Portage Flyer train ran in Pinafore Park in St. Thomas, ON before it was hauled back to Huntsville in 1985.

Our home faced Pinafore Park, and my kids and I had many a ride on the train, run by Don Broadbear.

The engine’s whistle reminded me of my life, living, until age 17, in a railroad station.

I was sorry to see the train leave St. Thomas, but subsequently my husband and I visited it in Huntsville, where we helped Russ Nicholls, the author, at a Morse demo in the Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway Station.

73, Lavina Shaw


The Return of the Steam Train on the Portage Flyer in Huntsville, Ont. at:

The Portage Flyer at:

"Ted the Chilehead"

Train whistle and other stuff at:

An Conrad Production

QSP pa3clq


Sometimes I see hams talking to a small black box with a spiral cable on it, no one around, very strange.



Hello friends

SKE Straight Key Event?   Oeps is out of date.(clq)

The popular SKE is run every third Wednesday of the month and is designed to encourage the use of any non electronic key.

Some FOC operators continue to use the straight key from time to time and the bug or sideswiper which can also be included in this category of key.

Operation is all bands throughout the day in question.

The dates throughout 2015 are therefore:

January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15,

August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16
Colin - G3VTT

QSP F5LAW wrote: SKE is a Non-competitive event, non-members welcome, now all bands, all day long.
    Nice-looking little beasties living in captivity in WV at AC8LJ:

Thanks Eric, looking forward to working you on 10m again, BCNU!
Have a nice day folks.
73, Yann, F5LAW


73, your editor PA3CLQ



My simple website about Gigantic DF-Antennas

Part 1 "DF-Antenna Wullenweber Array"

Part 2 "DF-Antenna USSR Variants"

Part 3 "DF-Antenna USA Variants"

Next Part 4 "USSR OTHRA DUGA 1,2 & 3" at: