What a great and interesting post. My husband spent eight years in the military and, for a while, had a ham operator’s license. As time passed he forgot much of the Morse Code. This is great. Thanks for sharing, Chris. Reblogged from https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com
In 1832, an American artist sailed home from Europe. He had spent some time painting in Europe and hoped to sell his pictures when he arrived home. His name was Samuel Morse.
The journey on the ship was to change Samuel Morse’s life.
He met a young chemist from Boston, named Charles Jackson, who showed him how an electromagnet works. Morse became interested in electricity and in the idea of sending messages along electric wires.
Samuel Morse was one of the first people to make an electric telegraph.
An electric telegraph uses an electric current to send messages along a wire.
This telegraph was not what made Morse famous. He gave his name to the code of dots and dashes which he invented.
Until this time, most long distance messages were sent by semaphore.
The problem with the electric telegraph was that an electric current can be arranged…
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