"What hath God wrought?"  Numbers 23:23

The famous words chosen by Samuel F.B. Morse as the first telegraphic message, sent on May 24, 1844.


"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

Albert Einstein


"If God intended you to be on single sideband, he would have given you only one nostril."

Steve, K2PTS SK


"Morse Code—One of the romance languages."

Mike, N9BOR


"I think any amateur who's worth a damn knows Morse code. I don't have much use for people who don't even attempt to learn it."

Joe Walsh, WB6ACU Ordinary, Average Ham (and Rock Legend)


"di dah dit—The Only Roger Beep You'll Ever Need."

Mike, N9BOR


"Let Your Fingers do the Talking—Morse code."

Mike, N9BOR


"I'll give up CW when I'm dead! MAYBE!"

Rick, KC8AON


"If chickens can learn piano, hams can be taught morris code."

Bob, AH7I


"If it aint CW, it aint ham radio."

Tim, K8TJ


"Charlie Whiskey... When You Care Enough to Send the Very Best."

Froggy, K8FU


"If CW is Outlawed... Only Outlaws Will Have Keyers."

Froggy, K8FU


"So important is this knowledge (Morse), so frequent its benefits, that we have long thought that it should be imparted in the public schools, along with the ability to swim and first aid."

Learning the Telegraphic Code
Published by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL)