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Re purposed thread....to explore the excellent info already posted up on the forum with little quests


I posted up a link to a film today on the Pictures of the Day thread which Chris (White Exec) enjoyed, but maybe missed first time round; it was in 2014, so well "lost" to new viewers; once posted never to be revisited Original post Austin 8 Film-Dec 2014

So I have come up with this, to occasionally dig up a bit of the content from this day in FCF history.
Yes think of it like a well-loved repeat on the telly.

So January 2nd 12 months ago............as an example....

Featured this as a whatsthisthen? Sprang from the drawing of the month in Gazoline Magazine by Francois Roussel It is a Salmson Randonnee.

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An off topic aside, not from January 2nd from another year, But I did discovered this pic of my Xantia from a November 2010 post in my searches.

Now that was a proper beast from the East (North or whatever)

Also discovered that my next post on the FCF after that November 2010 post, my next one was March 2011 in the following year! Looks like in those days I just contributed when there was something up with the car :-D Shame on me!
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damn good idea Neil. I hope to dig up something similar in the near future...but I've been sat in front of my PC Screen far too long already

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Ultra Low Emissions Zone for London starts today so lets go back in the archives and dig up one of Renault's finest adverts from the Electric Adverts thread a few years ago. Nice bit of fun poking at ICE's

Its here to be enjoyed
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Its 5 years old now, but a nice little poke at the ICE and raised a small chuckle for me :)



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More like effluence!

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From the Pickled Egg Jukebox, and absolute gem of a track well worth a listen, and on a similar theme the brilliant morse theme...
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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Came across this which may have half a chance of of entertaining some of the Pickled Egg punters.
There really is nothing unpleasant about it, and if you know your morse code....all the better.

I am no expert but CQ as in the title does have a particular meaning. One interesting explanation of its origins is in the French word "sécurité". The recording is from 1960, it crackles at the start. has a bit of morse, then goes into a "swing" sort of tune......yes on the whole semi-interesting and reasonably pleasant.



Yes and on Inspector Morse, very subtle never realised
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The music spelt out his name and left an indelible mark on our minds.
The British public’s thirst for classy crime drama was well and truly satiated by John Thaw’s brilliant portrayal of the world-weary, classical music-loving detective, who entered our lives between 1987 and 2000. The dark, hypnotic theme tune was composed by Australian-born Barrington Pheloung, who employed a Morse code motif for the letters that spell the name M.O.R.S.E. In occasional episodes, Pheloung’s music would even reveal the name of the killer in Morse code, or sometimes the name of another character (as a red herring).
Here's the theme



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My dad who was a radio amateur before the second world war, believed that CQ originated quite early in the history of radio communication, but was just an anglophone abbreviation for "seek you" it is also a good pair of letters to repeat in Morse because it has a good mark to space ratio, so someone tuning past the frequency is more likely to catch it.

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xantia_v6 wrote:
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....CQ originated quite early in the history of radio communication, but was just an anglophone abbreviation for "seek you" it is also a good pair of letters to repeat in Morse because it has a good mark to space ratio, so someone tuning past the frequency is more likely to catch it.


That seemingly simple tune, I am appreciating more and more.

Read the Youtube comments and apparently it "signs off" with 73 SK, which as I discover is very much part of "Radio Talk".

I could well finish off my post here and dispense with my usual "regards Neil" and replace it with

73

SK

(and it would be equally polite in Radio circles!)

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I wouldn't ever sign off as SK. This means silent key and is used to show that the radio amateur has died!

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There's alway a bit of fascinating detail on the net....dug up this
On the origin of "73"
"It appears from a research of telegraph histories that in 1859 the telegraph people held a convention, and one of its features was a discussion as to the saving of 'line time'. A committee was appointed to devise a code to reduce standard expressions to symbols or figures. This committee worked out a figure code, from figure 1 to 92.

(So for number noticers here's a few examples)

1 Wait a minute
4 Where shall I start in message?
5 Have you anything for me?
9 Attention or clear the wire
13 I do not understand
22 Love and kisses
25 Busy on another circuit
30 Finished, the end-used mainly by press telegraphers
73 My compliments, or Best Regards
92 Deliver
Now days, 22 has become 88 (love and kisses). I don't know when this came about. 30 is still used in the newspaper and magazine business to indicate the end of a feature, story, or column. And, of course, 73 is still used by amateur radio operators to mean "best regards".
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Paul-R wrote:
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I wouldn't ever sign off as SK. This means silent key and is used to show that the radio amateur has died!


This article https://newhams.info/2018/11/23/silent-key-sk/ confirms that but also its other usage as End of Message deriving from the 30 telegraph/radio code.

Found this, the mutts nuts of internet geekery which has a long long discussion on a message board interestingly called the "StraightDope" on the origins of the telegraph/radio code 30 to mean end of message, and its widespread use in press reporting. The SK code is purported to have originated from the original 30 meaning end of message as expressed in American Morse.......

https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/sh ... stcount=19

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This is reminding me of the days when I was on CB Radio;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_CB_slang

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I've definitely seen "Crotch Rocket" used somewhere on this forum...... :-D

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Michel's blog.

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Haven't seen that thread Neil but I have been a Dope subscriber for more years than I care to remember.

There are some spinoffs that were excellent too - Unaboard (invitation only) G'Dope (Ozzy) and NADS :) (British) Non-American Dopers Society
Mostly defunct now but were highly entertaining back then.

The Dope is a shadow of it's former glory too, sadly.