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Reporting period - from 21 September 2013.

Mode - only CW!

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In de wereld van onderzoekers naar plaatsen met afgeleiden van "Wullenweber" achtige DF antennes ook wel CDAA of CDDA genoemd werd die ene kring met een diameter van ~110 meter in Anapa Russia op 44,887283N 37,380307E gezien als: "Anapskaya (Suspected) THICK EIGHT". 

Alexander "Ali" R6CN vertelde me: "Vandaag is dat een geboorde waterput met pompruimte binnen de cirkel."

Min of meer de zelfde als op 44,883977N 37,379105E & 44,888157N 37,395838E.

Zie eventueel ook


In the world of researchers to places with derivatives of "Wullenweber" like DF antenna arrays also called CDAA or CDDA was that one circle with a diameter of ~110 meters in Anapa Russia on 44,887283N 37,380307E seen as: Anapskaya (Suspected) THICK EIGHT. 

Alexander "Ali" R6CN President of the Independent Telegraph club CQCW told me: "Today is it an Artesian Well with pump room inside the circle."

More or less the same as in 44,883977N 37,379105E & 44,888157N 37,395838E

See eventual also



Unidentified Flying Mecograph Thingie

The N&W Archives at Roanoke sent me a photo of a recently donated item, asking for information.

(I am an old N&W man.)

The item is a Mecograph device that appears to have a hand key on the left side, and the "paddles" of a bug on the right side.

I have posted the photo in the Files section of this list, under the name "Mecograph N&W Archives."

Can anyone identify the item?

I have never seen one.

By the way, what is the professional nomenclature for the "paddles" on a bug?

That term sounds very amateur'ish, just like the crazy term "speed key.".

73 SW & (abram burnett)


Hi Abe,

I went looking on the W1TP site and although they have a few Mecograph bugs shown, and most are right angle like this one, none showed a separate straight key.

This is just a guess but I would suggest that the lever in the center is not for switching between the two keys but just the circuit closer lever as most of the right angle Mecographs on the W1TP site all have a circuit closer lever located more or less where this one is.

Further there would be no need to switch between the bug and straight key levers, the operator would just use whichever he wished.

You definitely have a puzzler.

Derek, have you ever seen anything like this?

73, Chris Hausler


A Google search and I found this site




I believe that at least 4 of what you've called binding posts are adjustment screws.

I can't quite figure out what the one in the middle of the top is for, but it looks like the 2 on the top over the straight key lever adjust it and the 2 on the right side of the case adjust the bug portion.

The large wheel on the top is likely the speed adjustment.

And I'll second Chris's suggestion that the center lever is the circuit closer.

I found 2 photos on

that will at least show a glimpse of the inner works:


According to that web site, it's a Mecograph Combo Model from 1905-06.

It appears that only about 4 of them are known to exist, so it's extremely rare.

73, Chip SlowSpeedWireGroup


Canadian Telegraph History - 1883 Book

For our Canadian friends...

The University of Chicago has a digitization of an interesting book titled, A Sketch of Our Telegraph System, Its Rise and Development.

The book deals exclusively with Canadian tgh history.

No author is given.

It is available at this link:

-- 73 SW & (abram burnett)


See attachment Pres2015-1041.pdf pse


Remy PA3AGF wrote me:

Mijn grootvader van moederskant was officier tijdens de mobilisatie in 1914-1918.

My maternal grandfather was an officer during the mobilization in 1914-1918.

Hij was onder andere gelegerd in Oeffelt aan de Maas.

He was among others stationed in Oeffelt on the river Maas

Van daaruit kon je naar Duitsland kijken om te zien of de Duitsers er aankwamen.

From there you could look to Germany to see if the Germans arrived.

Die bewakingspost bestond uit een aantal treinwagons waar de soldaten in sliepen en werkten.

Such monitoring station consisted of a number of railway wagons where the soldiers slept and worked.

Een wagon was ingericht als communicatie wagon.

A wagon was equipped as a communications wagon.

De foto daarvan stuur ik mee.

See picture below

Ik vermoed dat er landlijnen werden gebruikt.

I suspect that land lines were used.

HF transmissie werd nog niet gebruikt.

HF transmission has not been used yet.

Rechts achterin zie je nog een morseschrijver.

Back right you see a morse writer.

Het lijkt wel op het cw examenkantoor bij AT ten tijde van mijn examen daar.

It looks like the CW examination office at AT at the time of my examination there.

Er stond ook een morseschrijver.

There was also a Morse writer.

73, Remy PA3AGF


On the same spot a military device from WWII



Below a Stekelvarken (S) Kazemat s82 still present on ~3,5 km from the German border at 51,704203N 5,954893E


Maasstelling - stekelvarken (S) kazemat s82

By stevenvanValen+hannekeRolloos


My new toys




From Geertruidenberg (800+ years city rights) town at the rivers "De Bergse Maas" and "De Dongen".

73, your Editor Jan Pieter Oelp 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 Variant"

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