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Norwegian TV-show Newton featuring Morse vs SMS


Posted: May 24th, 2009 under Hamradio, Morse, TV.

newton_morse_vs_sms.jpg LB1GB asked for the url to the tv-show where LA4LN and I (LA8AJA) appeared a couple of years ago. The show was Newton, and aired January 21st 2007 on NRK. I thought I had a post about it, but just couldn’t find it. I know I posted the url on contesting.no, but when I found the url, it was incorrect. After searching NRK, I finally found the url. It’s all in Norwegian and can be watched at this url. The show is a Norwegian version of a Jay Leno clip some years back. Who will be the fastest to transmit a message. Will SMS beat morse-code? Find out in the clip. You can find it around 23 minutes out in the clip.



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Ulis

May 26, 2009
5:18

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Andreas you’re a celeb! I’ve have had this theory for a while that if phone manufactures could figure out a way for sms on cellphones to be sent and/or received in morse that kids would learn the code. Why? Simple… because their parents don’t know morse. Typically anything parents can’t do or don’t like kids will take to like fish to water. I guarantee it.

la8aja

May 26, 2009
7:46

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Hey Ulis. Yeah, I got my 5 minutes of fame :) I know several LA’s were asked to appear, but they declined. When the show aired, several workmates did comment that they had seen me. I must admit that was fun.

Now morse on phones would be a cool gimmick. I know Nokia phones did send “SMS” and “Connecting people”, but that were only for receiving an sms and a call. Several years ago, I had a ringtone that would send “CQ DE LA8AJA” when I recieved a call. A friend (OH3NWQ) made that for me.

As for young doing what their parents can’t do, that is a sure thing. I just read a list yesterday, that Fox published, about short codes young people use on instant messaging. They sure are creative.