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Ambiguity in Radio Codes

Today, I was reading a story about Jewish Nazis Jailed in Israel and disturbingly, I found out the number in the 92 Code for Love and Kisses, which is the number 88, happens to be a popular white-supremacist symbol. In fact, they both have major sections on the Wikipedia Page for 88. I guess you have to put it into context somehow on the air…

Got my HAM license!

So, answering a challenge I gave myself earlier this week, I’ve gotten my Amateur Radio Technician’s license the same week I passed my written exam for my Private Pilot’s license. Here’s the awesome certificate I got from the Laurel Amateur Radio Club:

Certificate of Exam Passage

I’ve also been practicing Morse Code on Linux using various tools like aldo, and I’ve found that strangely a Windows program works the best for me using WINE. You can find it here, or if that goes away, download here.

Then, run it with wine:

wine morse.exe

It should look like this:

It uses the Koch method, which is a great way to learn. I’m currently training with the speed set all the way up.

I get my callsign Monday!