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Independent Telegraph club CQCW invites you to join the club members.

Our organization is still very young, but already unites more than 400 (Today 26-01-16, 406 members / radio Amateurs from 30+ countries of the world.

About the policy and the rules of the club can be found at our website:

Download and unpack memberlist at:

E-mail to: Alexander (ALI) R6CN former RV6ANQ



Award programma CQCW

Presidential Programm "The Great Inventors"

The original idea of the club CQCW.


Applicant diploma must be fulfill the following conditions;

During the one day to collect 12 points, using any variants of suffixes of the letters E, D, I, S, O, N  (Only those letters)

Other letters must not be present in the suffixes !!!

Duplicate letters in suffix are forbidden!

Points for suffixes see table:


Reporting period - from 21 September 2013.

Mode - only CW!

Conditions for SWL are the same.

E-mail to Alexander (ALI) R6CN former RV6ANQ


Special event station OR0OST/P from Belgian coastal station OST.

Hello friends,
FYI, Jos - ON6WJ sent me a link to a very interesting page on the Belgian coastal station Ostend Radio/OST, text in French, lots of pix:

Special event announcement below.
73, Yann, F5LAW.
Reminder de ON6WJ:
After more then nearly 80 years service, the transmitting plant of the Radio Maritime Services "Ostend RadioФ (situted at Middelkerke) will be very soon history!
A Last УFarewellФ meeting will be held by a small group of enthousiast radioamateurs .
OR0OST/P will be QRV from Friday 22 January starting 19:00 UTC till Saturday 23 January ending 19:00UTC two stations will be simultaneously on air
CW: 1.824 3.520 7.020 14.052 21.052 28.052 +/- QRM
SSB: 1.845 3.660 7.095 14.294 21.410 28.525 +/- QRM


Questions from a new member.

Another useful resource is the CW Clubs RBN (Reverse Beacon Network) at:

You can specify the bands you want and the clubs that you are a member of .

If you just want to find SKCC just select that box The list of stations heard will show the clubs that they are members off, but they all should then be members of SKCC at least.
    Also look at the Age column, the bigger the number the more likely it will be that they have moved or closed down.

Newest spots come up in a different colour, which is pink on my display.
    Next look at which station has heard them,if they are all on the other side of the world from you then the odds are that there might not be propagation to your area, but if you see callsigns in your area it's an indication that the chances are that you may hear them.

There's options to exclude stations from areas that you don't think will be useful to you as well.
Dave (G0DJA)


Vibroplex Square Weight Wanted

I have a link here to a place that does make square weights.'s the link I have, it should be a start.

Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV - Erie, PA

If you want a weight to to slow down a flat pendulum like a Lightning or a Champion get a stair gauge.

Local hardware guy should have them, but Amazon does if no one else does.



Origin of the Word "Telegram" ?

. ORIGIN OF THE WORD QN TELEGRAM QJ = = From American Telegraph Magazine, volume 1 , number 1, page 6, October 1852 . = =

C X S QN Telegram QJ , a new Coinage . = =

The facility with which new words are manufactured to suit the necessities of our УimprovingФ condition, is truly Уa featureФ in the history of this progressive age. Among the various linguistical novelties generated in the development of the Telegraphic enterprise, of which novelties we will furnish a small dictionary, in a future article, for the uninitiatedЧmay be particularized the word QN Telegram , QJ suggested by Professor Smith, and for which the Albany Evening Journal stands godfather , as follows KO = =

QN A friend desires us to give notice that he will ask leave, at some convenient time to introduce a new word into the vocabulary.

The object of this proposed innovation is to avoid the necessity, now existing, of using two words, for which there is very frequent occasion, where one will answer.

It is CXS TELEGRAM , instead of Telegraphic Dispatch, or Telegraphic Communication .

The word is formed according to the strictest laws of the language from which its root comes.

Telegraph means to write from a distance DX Telegram, the writing itself, executed from a distance.

Monogram, Logogram, & c are words formed upon the same analogy and in good acceptation.

Our friend, moreover, says that the House Line, if disposed to be precise , should call their communications Teletypes , as they are printed, not written.

In a generous spirit of toleration, he proposes no action upon the last suggestion SI but as to everybody else, except the employers and customers of the House Line, he would have them QN held and firmly bound QJ to speak, write, print, and telegraph,

Telegram, instead of any two words signifying the same thing, under penalty of being considered verbose and tedious. QJ NM

-- 73 SW & (abram burnett)


Wow!!! What "flowery" language!!

How much would it cost to send a telegram with all those "flowery" words in it?

Can't believe a telegrapher wrote it.
Lou Axeman LA


"Professor Smith" has been identified as Erasmus Peshine Smith (1814-1882,) a writer, lawyer and employe of the US State Department.

His paragraph suggesting the word "Telegram" was published in the Albany Evening Journal on April 6, 1852.

This is confirmed by the article on Smith in Appleton's Cyclopediae of American Biography, 1898, vol. 5, page 562.

I will get a PDF together and post it to the Files Section of this List.

-- 73 SW & (abram burnett)


I have uploaded to the Files section a PDF titled "The Word TELEGRAM - its first use in April 1852."

This PDF contains (1) the article from the April 6, 1852 Albany Evening Journal, in which the word was first suggested, (2) a biography of the word's coiner,

Prof. Erasmus Peshine Smith, lifted from the 1898 Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography, and (3) a critique of the word from the prestigious British weekly, The Spectator, published Oct 14, 1865 (established 1828, and still in publication today.)

    The new word was apparently introduced to the telegraphic profession in American Telegraph Magazine, vol. 1, no. 1, October 1852, page 6, but I have not incorporated that document in the PDF.

If you want that documentation, check Google Books for Chapters of Telegraph History by Henry Brooks O'Rielly, 1861.

With this, my work on the topic is finished... we have gone as far back as we need to go !

It would be VERY interesting to determine when the word "TELEGRAM" began appearing as the heading on message blanks.

-- 73 SW & (abram burnett)


Gee .... even the dreaded word "Teletype" appears in said news blurb !
73, Skip Luke HA - EW


I can't find the reference right now, but I remember reading that some erudite person proposed "telegraphery" as the place where telegraphing is done, and "telegraphage" analogous to "postage" and the charge made for sending a telegram.

A google search turns up a few instances of "telegraphery" being used.

73, J H Haynes 


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Have a look at free VSPE

I am using the splitter function to share a com port between N1MM Classic and other programs.

My OS is XP, it may not work if your OS is later than Win 7.

73, Dave G3UHU


Dave, could you please post the exact steps to do this in VSPE and which ports are the physical CAT port, which are the virtual ports and which ports are configured in the two CAT software programs?

Thanks & 73, Barry N1EU


Barry, first a reminder that I'm using XP and also N1MM Classic, as Plus will not run on my PC.

I have two radios a TS570D and a TS590S.

The physical port for the TS590S is COM5 - actually it is a USB port connected to the USB port of the TS590.

In Windows Control Panel Device Manager, Ports (COM & LPT) click on the Silicon LabsCP210x USB to UART Bridge entry, select Properties and set up Baud Rate etc. (Mine is set to 9600, 8, N, 1, Flow Control None, Then click on Advanced and set Com Port Number as required (COM5 in my case). Click OK etc until you get out of Control Panel.

    In N1MM Config I have allocated COM7 to the 590 as a Kenwood, 9600, N, 8,1 with DTR allways On and RTS always On.

In VSPE I have created a Splitter with COM7 as the Virtual Port, COM5 as the Data Source Serial Port, Redirect Modem Registers checked, Read Only, Initial modem register state RTS and DTR all unchecked and Settings of 9600, DTR/RTS No, parity no, Bits 8, Stop bits 1, Read Interval Timeout -1. Save this after creating it.

    The other program I use with the 590 is ARCP590. I set the serial data parameters at the SETup tab - COMPORT USB - ComPort Number 7(Available) {thats my Virtual Port}, Baud Rate 9600. Connect automatically at startup is checked.

    So you'll see from above I have defined COM7 as a virtual port and told N1MM and ARCP590 to both use it; told Windows to allocate COM5 to the physical connection: and created a Com5 to Com7 splitter in VSPE.

    You may wish, or need, to use different allocations, also you may want to use another baud rate - I haven't tried as 9600 works for me.

I recall that when I first set this up I tried most all settings and combinations for RTS DTR etc and finally landed on the settings described above.

    After rebooting the PC, run VSPE first, open the file you saved the splitter info, and then minimise VSPE. I think there is a more sophisticated way to get VSPE to start automatically, but I haven't got round to trying that yet. You might want to look into that for a remote installation.

    Now you can start the programs (N1MM and your logger etc). Try one at a time to start with, If they both work as expected, cross fingers and run them both together!

Hope this has helped a bit.

Good luck and let me know either way.

73 Dave G3UHU



Port Sharing

Good luck, Bob - KE2D


AC8LJ's SSN webpage updated.

Hello friends,

Thanks for info friends, lots of CW lovers are musicians and this is even more true for sideswiper aficionados.

With a cootie key: "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing"...
I used to play the guitar in my younger days, folk and jazz. I still can play chunks of tunes which could sound like music again after some regular
I'll need some practice with the sideswiper as well as I've been off the air for quite some time now.
With either instrument virtuosity is beyond my capabilities.
    I don't know how many Chrome Maniflex sideswipers have been made so far by Alberto Frattini - I1QOD.

Owners of this gem are very fortunate operators, our pal Eric - AC8LJ is one of these happy few:

Have fun with this lovely instrument Eric!
Have a nice day friends, BCNU.

73, Yann, F5LAW.


73, your Editor PA3CLQ



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