We've all heard the cry "abandon the code!,it's useless outdated, NOT a mod-er-n mode!"So I said to myself, "could codes' day really be over?Best left for SKs' fer-til-iz-n' the clover?"
So off went my paddle 'n keyer to a museum,so those curious of our "past" could drop in an' see um.I then bought a computer and a box I was told...would update my station, using all hi-tech modes.
It then was set up, by my own hand...
the screen it lit up et voila, Heard Is-land! I switched to transmit to" talk with this gent"but my screen read "sorry, can't copy 100%!"
"There's static, interference, if you could hear it you'd agreeif it ain't armchair copy we machines cry c'est la vie!"It then said "there is as YOU know a way to get through, it's called the code, and what luck for you!"
"You've learned this art, you "stuck it out" 'tis a valuable tool, there isn't a doubt.""You've invested your time, and besides the code you did learn,possession of valuable skills must be... EARNED!"
So I say to you now don't get fooled when some say..."Codes an' old dinosaur fadin' away!" It's part of our past, present and future existence...anti-coders prepare for "beaucoup de resistence"
B. Neal McEwen, K5RW firstname.lastname@example.org