Direct links from this page are generally limited to other sites that contain
information about our organization's primary focus:
The Coast Guard CW Operator and the Use of
International Morse Code in the Military and Maritime Services.
However, there are many other sites on the Internet that provide information
of probable interest to members of CGCWOA and visitors to this site. In turn,
these sites often supply links to other sites publishing links related to their
primary focus. Links to these sites are provided below under the category
Links to Links
Much like signals on HF, web sites fade in and out of the
Internet. Let us know of any they fade completely out, and also let us know of
any CW related sites you stumble upon during your trips around the Web.
RETIREMENT OF THE SPARKS
W6SG gives us a tour of CAMSPAC NMC on
July 1, 2003 —— The
day they retired the Sparks
The CQ message NMC sent in CW
on that melancholy day.
The Last TC Class to Wear the
Sparks: A Photo Tribute.
W2BLC Radio Telegraphy
History-Keys-Operations-Technology and TELEGRAPHY FORUM
The Ultimate Morse Code Web
seems the code is still alive in despite of what some people may think."
The Vibroplex Collector's Page:
The Vibroplex semi-automatic telegraph key, or bug, has played a major
part in land line and wireless telegraphy since Horace G. Martin introduced it
in 1905. Learn more about these interesting devices and the company that made
Old Coasty - The Old Radio Jerry Website
A personal web site including an eclectic bunch of links -- some radio and CG
related, some not!
Morse Code TidBits: Some
little known facts, etc. about radio telegraphy
SEA STORIES, HISTORICAL STUFF, AND SUCH
The Old Guard: Historical
CG information, stories, poems and the like.
Foundation for Coast Guard History (FCGH):
Mission: To create and sustain a foundation for scholarship, education and
preservation of the U.S. Coast Guard’s history and that of its predecessor
by Roger J. Wendell, ZUT1363, WB0JNR
Roger's "Coast Guard" Page
from ms PRINSENDAM -
Marine Radio History - Morse Code - PLUS Morse Code Links
Charles H. Otnott, An ex-Coastie RMs story -- WD5BJT
Coast Guard Radio Boston/NMF: Now
the home of K1NMF, in 1943 U.S. Coast Guard Radio Station came to Marshfield,
Mass. The rest is history and here is some of it....
Guglielmo Marconi’s First
Wireless Telegraph transmission between the United States and Europe -- find
Chiniak - U.S. Coast Guard 1945
- From Kodiak Alaska Military History
The "Chief Roach" Story: by Don Gardner (at Jack's Joint)
A Radioman?" by Bill Price (at Jack's Joint)
1964 Alaska Earthquake &
Tsunami Radio Traffic -- At "Jack Joint"
--- Go here for a listing of and access to many
Coast Guard Stories at
OTHER CW RELATED
Coast Guard Club (
US Coast Guard Amateur Radio Nets):
Closely connected to the CGCWOA, and informally presided over by Don Gardner
ZUT252, the Coast Guard Club has "no membership dues. There are no ‘officers’
appointed in the club, but Dick Anderson, who normally is the NCS of the CG SSB
Net, refers to me as the ‘Yeoman Emeritus’. There are no meetings, no sea bag or
dress uniform inspection, no field days, no paydays (sorry), no soggying down,
no brass work to shine, and no free chow; but we have open gangway and you don’t
have to show a liberty card. We are simply a group of Coasties who have
furnished information that has been posted to our call book. When you hear one
of us on the air, you can check the call book and know quite a bit about the
person. Nothing really personal, though. We don’t ask new members to fetch a
bucket of steam, or look out for the mail buoy.
Coast Guard Combat
Veterans Association: The Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association is
a Non-Profit Corporation of Active Duty Members, Retired Members, Reserve
Members, and Honorably Discharged Former Members of the United States Coast
Guard who served in, or provided direct support to combat situations recognized
by an appropriate military award while serving as a member of the United States
Coast Guard Sea
Veterans of America: "The Coast Guard Sea Veterans was founded for ALL
CURRENT AND PAST MEMBERS OF THE U. S. COAST GUARD
who have felt and feel that the experience of having served,
was to say the least, unique in itself. You remember those days: trying to make
Navy surplus gear work and making twenty-five year old equipment appear to be
state of the art. We are, like the service we served in, small, but proud, and
Coast Guard, we have little money, are
loosely organized, and enjoy telling sea stories. Spouses of Coasties & Ex
Coasties are also welcome to join."
Society of Wireless Pioneers:
The Society of Wireless Pioneers (SOWP) is
dedicated to the collection and preservation of the history of communications,
particularly wireless and radio telegraphy. SOWP is also a strong influence
against efforts to eradicate CW as a mode of communications.
Operators Association: The wireless art, and in particular the transmission
and reception of messages by wireless operators, has been from its inception a
service of special value to mankind in general, and for this reason is
deservedly a source of price to all who consider themselves privileged to have
spent a part of their lives in this service. Holding that the strong sense of
pride and brotherhood thus engendered should be given form and perpetual
commemoration by means of an association of those actively linked with this
service, the founders of this fraternity and the present members have therefore
established themselves as an Association. "Any person who, while holding a
first- or second-class Radiotelegraph or Radiotelephone License issued by the
Federal Communications Commission or the U.S. Department of Commerce, served as
an operator of a radiotelegraph or radiotelephone station including broadcast
and television for at least three (3) years qualifies as a MEMBER. In addition,
members of the armed services who served in a similar position but without
holding an FCC license (such as Coast Guard operators) are equally eligible for
membership. This class of membership is also open to individuals with similar
experience with licenses issued by governments other than the United States."
LINKS TO LINKS
Addressing the needs and interests of people connected to all military services
Coast Guard Community at Military.com
Links from Military.com to Coast Guard Associations
Official Coast Guard Links from Military.com
Unofficial Coast Guard Library and More.
An Unofficial library of Coast Guard stories,
articles, poems, essays, and downright lies. There are links to other Coastie
sites, lighthouse sites, military sites, and lots of other stuff. Stop in and
visit for awhile. Look at the pictures if you can find them. Most pages have a
musical background. New features have just been added.
Links from Jack's Joint