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President Roosevelt had a personal telegrapher

In an era before instantaneous global communication, the telegraph allowed President Franklin Roosevelt to receive vital information and conduct critical government business while away from the White House. This portable telegraph and vibroplex key were used by Dr. E. Stuart Davis, communications aide and personnal telegrapher during President Roosevelt’s travels. 1

The portable telegraph and Vibroplex key used by Dr. Davis are part of a display of presidential memorabilia in The Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World.

Playing Chess on CW

Are you looking for something different to do using morse code beyond rag chewing or logging DXCC contacts?

Try combining two hobbies by playing chess over CW.

Morsum Magnificat

All 89 issues of the English-language version of Morsum Magnificat, the Morse Magazine, are now available for free download courtesy of Lynn Burlingame, N7CFO; Mike Feher, N4FS; and Randy Cole, KN6W.

MORSUM MAGNIFICAT was first published as a quarterly magazine in Holland. in 1983. by the late Rinus Hellemons PAOBFN. It has been produced four, then six times a year in Britain since 1986, and up to January 1999 was published and edited by Tony Smith, G4FAI and Geoff Arnold, G3GSR. It aims to provide intemational coverage of all aspects of Morse telegraphy, past present and future. MORSUM MAGNIFICAT is for all Morse enthusiasts, amateur or professional, active or retired. It brings together material which would otherwise be lost to posterity, providing an invaluable source of interest, reference and record relating to the traditions and practice of Morse [ 1 ]