Had it not been for advancements in technology, Carrollton resident Steve Darrah may never have received his ham radio license.
“There is no Morse code requirement for amateur radio anymore,” said Darrah, who officially acquired his license 12 years ago. “I spent 40 years not being a ham because I couldn’t pass Morse code.”
The 63-year-old said the radio system previously required operators to use Morse code, which takes less power and goes further than voice. Amateur radio’s strength, Darrah said, is that it does not need the Internet to operate. Instead, it utilizes radio frequencies.
“We generate the message with a computer — a written message with a computer and then by use of computer, some interface hardware and the radio, the radio sends a digital message,” he said. “Instead of it being Morse code or voice, it is a digital signal.” “
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