Tuesday, August 24, 2010

We'll Drink to This - Morse Code Padthaway Shiraz

Finally, all those ham radio DXpeditions become a little more bearable thanks to this new Australian wine we picked up at Stew Leonard's in Norwalk, Conn. The coded message on the label says, naturally, SHIRAZ. 

The wine commemorates the craft of postal "telegraphists" whose Morse signals, delivered across Australia's great telegraph line, connected the country with the world and helped save countless lives. 

Many people buy wine based upon pretty labels, but Morse code? If those code messages are a bit slurred on the 20 or 40 meter bands, we'll know why.

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