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.
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Please understand we are not responsible for the accuracy of the links contained within websites linked from our website.AnnouncementsSeveral events have been added to our calendar. Please click this link to view the calendar
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, FLFlorida 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
NOVEMBER 5-9, 2014 OCALI COUNTRY DAYS, SILVER RIVER FLORIDA STATE PARK
Florida Chapter members will join many other demonstrators during this annual event celebrating Nineteenth Century history in Marion County. Wednesday, Nov 5th through Friday, November 7th will be School Days when elementary age school children from both public and private schools in the county, as well as home school students, will have an opportunity to see the various demonstrations. On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8-9, the event will be open to the general public. Demonstrators will include blacksmithing, coopers, candle making, syrup making, as well as Morse telegraphy. A Seminol Indian encampment will also be part of the event. Hours: Saturday and Sunday hours 9AM-4PM
NOVEMBER 15-16, 2014 FLORIDA RAILROAD MUSEUM, PARRISH, FL
Florida Chapter members will participate in this annual transformation of the museum and its rasilroad operations into a World War II setting, complete with a train operating from Occupied France into Germany, black marketers, saboteurs, Gestapo agents, and a spy with a clandestine radio capable of sending critical information in International Morse Code. There will also be a German Field Communications site, with telegraph equipment of that era and a replica Enigma cryptology machine. The museum is located at 12210 83rd St East, Parrish, FL, Exit 229 on Interstate 75. See the museum website at http://www.frrm.org/index1.php for details as to hours, admission prices, etc.
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.
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 1951Many 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 ParticipationAlthough 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease include just a brief note about yourself (what chapter you are from, etc.) and we will create your account.