Media: If I still CQ, will YLs still respond?

(“Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”)

They’ve stopped teaching Morse code most places, and SOS is fundamental to Morse. Ham radio operators using one of those keying devices – I can’t even remember what they’re called — used to like abbreviations to minimize their signaling strokes: YL and XYL come to mind. I believe “30” stood for EOM; we used to use “30” instead of “###” at the end of news stories typed up for publication in a newspaper.

There may be a whole little language eroding as the telegraph key is replaced.

You Can Look It Up.

== PT

Begin forwarded message:

What the SOS Distress Signal Stands For

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