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Default So, Which reader has actually saved a life or lives using "CW" on Ham Bands?

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Please, don't all jump in at once with all the unproven
bragging and dozens of local weekly newspaper clippings.

Let's hear it for the mode that saved the Titanic survivors
in 1912...

Don't know about whether it saved any lives or not, but I once
took a very important NOTAM (Notice to Airman) on CW from a guy in
the Aleutians in the days following the 1964 quake and put it on
the proper teletype circuits for him.

His airport's altitude was changing so that charts and other info
were inaccurate.

Dave, that sounds very suspicious considering my ground school
instructor's 1962 display of a then-old Santa Barbara, CA,
half-hour TTY Wx report (then required by Commerce Dept.).
SBA (ID of Santa Barbara), like all other weather stations at
airports, were required to post their local Wx and airport
conditions every half hour. SBA is on the Pacific coast and
subject to rapid variations of weather. If weather changes more
rapidly than that, weather stations were required to post extra
in-between-scheduled-times reports.

One day, after having fog entering and leaving SBA often, the
operator of the TTY sent: "THE FOG SHE COMES IN THE FOG

The ground school class at VNY was presented with a
glassine-protected TTY copy of the Wx message that must
have been old at that time (the cheap TTY paper was
already turning yellow). Got a good laugh from the class.

This was NOT weather. This was seismic.

Other geologic events are passed via WX circuits besides earthquakes.
For example, ash plumes as detected by wx satellie observations.
NOTAMS are in the WX circuits.

True, although I did not put this on a weather circuit, but on the air
traffic control teletype network. We had both, actually.

Dave Oldridge+
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