PA3CLQ's Leuke Linken Nr. 475


Beste mede amateur,

Dear fellow amateur,
In deze mail staat een link waarop het vijfendertigste DKARS-Magazine is te downloaden.

This mail contains a link which the 35th- DKARS-Magazine is available for download.
De Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society is een stichting die de belangen wenst te behartigen van ALLE radioamateurs binnen het gehele Koninkrijk der Nederlanden.

The Kingdom Dutch Amateur Radio Society is an organization that seeks to represent the interests of ALL radio amateurs throughout the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

De DKARS doet niet aan copyright en het staat een ieder vrij om deze link aan zoveel mogelijk radiovrienden door te sturen.
The DKARS does not copyrighted and any person shall be free to forward this link to as many radio friends.

DKARS Magazine verschijnt 1x per maand en wij stellen het uiteraard op prijs als je ook (radio amateur gerelateerde) bijdrages wilt leveren.
DKARS Magazine appears 1x per month and we obviously appreciate it if you (related radio amateur) to provide contributions.
Namens de Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society wens ik je veel leesplezier nadat je op deze link hebt geklikt:

On behalf of the Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society, I wish you pleasant reading after you click on this link:

Wil je in plaats van een PDF te downloaden het Magazine on-line doorbladeren?
Dat kan ook, ga dan naar deze link:

Want to download the magazine browsing on-line instead of a PDF? This can also go to this link:

Mist u een DKARS-Magazine kijk op:

Do you miss a DKARS-magazine see:

En tot slot: heb je kopij, een mening, gevraagd of ongevraagd advies: dat kan 24 uur per dag, 7 dagen per week via

And finally, do you copy, an opinion, solicited or unsolicited advice: it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through

73 namens de DKARS
Peter de Graaf
Secretaris DKARS


Instructograph Simulator

Does anyone have the last version of Ted Wagner's Instructograph Simulator.

I have a copy of the beta version.

I think there were couple newer versions.
Thanks, Joe

I have version but do not know if it is the Beta version or later.
Steve Bartlett

It seems the last published version was 1.1.2, but so far I haven't been able to find a copy.

It may be available (only fo members) at:

but apparently I'm no longer a member of that group so I can't access it.

73,  Les Kerr

Yes, the file is still there.

I downloaded it long ago, but I just checked the files section.

If someone needs it, I can send it directly to you.

If you have Win10, the file explorer should be able to open the ISO file to allow you to run setup.

73, Chip

An iso file is a file that your computer's CD burner software can use to burn a CD of the program.

This URL gets you to an explanation.


I downloaded and installed the Free Pismo File Mount program, installed it, and ran the iso file.
From the site's hyperlink:

This extracted the Instructograph material, which included a setup.exe file, which I ran.
I now have the Instructograph program running on a Windows 7 machine.
Steve Bartlett
See attachment pse.

Unzip with Express Zip you get all files after that run the setup.exe file

See also:

Editor..... Morsekob & SlowSpeedWireGroup


Santagram Special Event - November 17 wire 11

    On Friday November 17, the Toledo Chapter of the Morse Telegraph Club will be transmitting santagrams from the Saginaw, Michigan Holidays in the Heart of the City event This is an annual event during which Christmas telegrams to Santa Claus are transmitted in standard book format using traditional telegraph instruments and the American Morse Code.

    While the telegrams are transmitted via land-line telegraph to Fairbanks (North Pole) Alaska, an intermediate office located near Chicago will be connected to the wire. This office will repeat the message traffic via Amateur Radio so that Morse Telegraph Club members, retired telegraphers, radio amateurs and others who are not connected to the wire will have an opportunity to monitor the traffic.

    This event also coincides with the annual Bug Roundup sponsored by the Samuel F. Morse Amateur Radio Club. Of course, the Vibroplex bug was originally developed for land-line telegraphy and this event provides an opportunity for todays radio amateur to hear the original American Morse Code being transmitted with a bug.

    The event will commence at approximately 6:30 PM EST (2330Z) on Friday, November 17. The frequency will be 7115 kHz. The call sign for the event will be K8QMN. Please note that the starting time is approximate depending on conditions at the event. Expect approximately two hours of activity. In prior years, over 300 telegrams have been transmitted during the event. The Saturday afternoon event on November 18, which runs from noon to 2:00 PM, will not be re-transmitted via Amateur Radio.

    For those who are unfamiliar with the history of telegraphy; railroad and commercial telegraphers utilized the original version of the Morse Code, whereas radio operators utilize the Continental Code (International Morse Code). Typical industries that used the original American Morse Code included railroads, commercial telegraph companies (Western Union, Postal Telegraph, CN and CP Telegraph), stock brokerages, commodities exchanges, press services (United Press, Associated Press, International News Service), newspapers, pipeline companies and AT&T (Bell System).

    This event gives radio amateurs an opportunity to hear book traffic being transmitted using the mother tongue at commercial speeds. Best of all, one will find the event to provide interesting insights into the types of toys and gifts todays children would like. One even encounters the occasional adult request which can provide interesting insights as well.

    For more information on the history of telegraphy, please visit the web page of the Morse Telegraph Club at:

Posted by: James Wades Morsekob & slowSpeedWireGroup

BTW, If you want to know more about the Original American Morse Code,,,,,,,

in fact, the Vail-code, listen to the sound of the saunders, learn the OAMC by practicing / If you will you can learn this via:

Download one of the MorseKop versions by Les Kerr and listen on several wires.

Info at:

There is also an MorseKOB 2.5 Tutorial: A Guided Tour of the Program at:

Info about KOBServer at:

KobServer function of the wires see:


More info about the server see:

So nice to hear this klik klak, klikertie klak, click clack or....... no, its sounds something different i think.

Jan pa3clq member of MTC, MorsekobGroup & SlowSpeedWireGroup, toedeloe / toedeledokie / houdoe hé


So Nice, Crazy Engines.



See pictures of morse keys at:

Nice pictures in general at:



[skcc] SKCC Key Catalog

A straight key, bug & sideswiper database has been set up where SKCC members can list their collection of keys along with photos and optional offer to sell or trade.

You can access the db / catalog here:

It's easy to add or update keys in the database.

Directions are on the page.
If you don't have a password to the SKCC page you can get in with temporary access at this link:

Also, we can now refer to permalinks for individual key entries, like this one to N3YUG's John Wellings key:

Suggestions for the key catalog format are welcome.

We could add columns for additional photos or other information.

If you don't have any photos or don't want to trade or sell them you can still enter them in the catalog.

It might be interesting to see how many of each type of key members own.

(Though anyone who has been in SKCC for awhile probably has a pretty good idea).

Any SKCC group subscriber can add their key(s) to the database.

You don't need a photo or youtube link; you can edit your entries later.

An image database of SKCC member QSL cards has been set up. See attached jpeg, or you can access the db here:

Feel free to add your own cards, present & past. Directions are on the db page.
73, Drew AF2Z SKCC Group


The Dit-Dah CW Gang...aka KS8KCC...will be the bonus station for October's SKS.

We're an active group and enjoy running multi-multi in the SKS.

Here is your chance to "shoot us up" and to capture a nifty certificate.

We'll be on at least three bands (80, 40, 20m) and if 20m folds the last half hour we'll switch to 160m.

Work us once, work us three or four times and you can download this beautiful PDF certificate for your shack...absolutely free!

The certificate will be on line for one month only so get it while its hot!
Here is the link to download the certificate:

Come join the fun...our dits and dahs are loaded and the gang is waiting to shoot you a QSO!

de....73, The Dit-Dah CW Gang Ted Rachwal  

SKCC Sked Page at:

Jan PA3EGHI I agree with:

If body parts do not crack, beeping or hurt for 24 hours then they are probably extinct (The Laughing Muscle)


Hello friends

This is an interesting article written by SSN member and our old friend, Lery, UA3AO.

This is the appendix from his book on Russian keys.

Lery took a video of this type of key in operation:



More of this type of key here:

Attach a translation of the article that Lery UA3AO wrote for his book on Russian keys.

This appendix to his book is concerned only with the very interesting "Bug with Two Levers" which I have called "Bug with 'cootie dasher'"

73, David N1EA

See eventual my PLL Nr.449 from 29 dec. 2016

I wrote: Hello all, makes extra dashes with the forefinger from the left to the right.

Another movie of UA3AO from my PLL Nr.449


Have a nice day gents, BCNU.
73, Yann, F5LAW.

By OM Yann F5LAW SideSwiperNet Group



73, from the town at the rivers "De Bergsche Maas" and "De Dongen" Geertruidenberg (800+ years city rights) at: 51.702211N 4.853854E

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: