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Welcome!
 
The Morse Telegraph Club is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the perpetuation of the knowledge and traditions of telegraphy.  Our membership includes not only those from the craft of telegraphy, using Morse Code (American or International) either wire or wireless, but also includes those who are actively involved in the goals and initiatives of our organization.  These goals are, but not limited to, preserving the heritage of telegraphy and educating the public on the history of Morse telegraph communications.  Click Here for a membership application.

Most of our members who use the internet use the following Yahoo Group for discussions:  Slowspeedwire

Please understand we are not responsible for the accuracy of the links contained within websites linked from our website.

Announcements
Several events have been added to our calendar.  Please click this link to view the calendar

SEPT 26-27-28, 2014 RIFLES, RAILS AND HISTORY, TAVARES, FL
Florida chapter members will have a mini-telegraph office set up in the replica T&G depot at 200 East Ruby St., Tavares on Saturday, Sept. 27th, during this three day event. They will demonstrate telegraphy in railroading, including “hooping up” train orders to the wood-burning Orange Blossom Cannonball steam locomotive. To learn of other activities taking place, go to http://riflesrailsandhistory.com

OCT 10-11-12, 2014 WINTER GARDEN MUSIC FEST, WINTER GARDEN, FL
Members of the Florida Chapter of the Morse Telegraph Club will display and demonstrate antique and replica telegraph equipment at the Cental Florida Railroad Museum, located at 101 South Boyd Street, Winter Garden, FL on Saturday and Sunday of this three-day annual event. A special computer program will be used to translate Morse code into English and display it on the museum’s large screen TV, which will be converted to a computer monitor for the event. Hours Noon to 6PM Saturday, Noon to 4PM Sunday. Admission FREE, Donations

OCTOBER 25, 2014 FALL COUNTY JUBILEE, HERITAGE VILLAGE, LARGO, FL
Florida Chapter members will be on hand in the old Seaboard Air Line Railway Sulphur Springs, FL depot to display and demonstrate antique and replica telegraph instruments and equipment during this one day annual event. The depot is now located on the grounds of the Heritage Village museum, located at 11909 125th Street North, Largo. Hours 10AM-4PM

NOVEMBER 1 & 2, 2014 FALL JAMBOREE, BARBERVILLE PIONEER SETTLEMENT BARBERVILLE, FL
Florida Chapter members will display and demonstrate antique and replica telegraph instruments and equipment in the old Pierson depot, now located on the grounds of the Barberville Pioneer Settlement. Hours 9AM-5PM Saturday, 9AM-4PM Sunday. For details of other activities, see http://www.pioneersettlement.org/falljamboree.html

December 5-6, 2014 - FLORAL CITY (FL) HERITAGE DAYS
Florida Chapter members will display and demonstrate antique and replica telegraph instruments and equipment on Saturday, Dec 6th, of this annual two day event.  The event includes a Fish Fry and other events on Friday evening. On Saturday there will be an antique car show, tours of historical buildings, folk foods and a petting zoo as well as living history demonstrations based on early Florida history.  Hours 530-9PM Friday, 10AM-4PM Saturday.
http://www.floralcityhc.org/heritage-days.html

DECEMBER 13, 2014 FLORIDA CHRISTMAS REMEMBERED, BARBERVILLE PIONEER SETTLEMENT, BARBERVILLE, FL
Florida Chapter members will be on hand to transmit Santagrams for the younger visitors and to display and demonstrate antique and replica telegraph instruments and equipment for all visitors. For information concerning other activities, see http://www.pioneersettlement.org/index.htm

 

 New York Times Morse Wire Last Day 1951
Many thanks to David J. Ring for providing the cleaned up audio.
Published by J. Ralph Graham with added introduction by David J. Ring, Jr. who converted the file to electronic format.
 
Be sure to check out the History Detectives video on the Transatlantic Cable!

Nice video of the MTC at Hamvention 2010 in Dayton featuring Derek Cohn.
Jim Wades reports that the 2010 Hamvention was a HUGE success.  Lots of interest in MTC.
 
Online Forum Participation
Although membership in the Morse Telegraph Club requires the payment of annual dues, participation in our forums is open to everyone. 
Participation in our online club forum requires you to be registered and we validate that you are indeed a human. 
Due to an over-proliferation of attempts to register accounts not tied to humans (spam and "bot created"), registration must be done manually.
If you are not a member of the forum and would like to participate int he forums, please send a forum registration request to
forum@morsetelegraphclub.org
Please include just a brief note about yourself (what chapter you are from, etc.) and we will create your account.

   

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