Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—

07 Feb

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
And cabbages—and kings—
And why the sea is boiling hot—
And whether pigs have wings.”

From the Walrus and the Carpenter by  Lewis Carroll…

Received a nice note from Andy UU1CC. He commented on the Last Watch posting I did about the ending of 500 Khz Morse Coast Guard watches.  Do not lament Andy! It is an analog world. There are always the sounds of signals of some sort or another and we are meant to hear them. The adventure lies in the pursuit and not in the find. In many cases, an answer found is often anticlimactic. So flip on the R-311 and let the hollow-state glow:

and in the dark, the black of the night,
there lies a sound seldom heard,
that stirs upon ones soul.
The sound is from  wood and steel on ship,
making knots across the sea,
With only a horn, a lamp and radio’s glow,
to save it from disasters strike,
while men labor on the sea.

Thanks for reading my Blog. Best, Chas W5PG

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Posted by on February 7, 2010 in Radio, Stuff


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