Apr 22, 2008

CWIRC is fun to play with

Yesterday I know nothing about Morse code but after installing CWIRC plug in on my X-Chat, I learn a few of Morse code and the ethic of sending Morse.

What is morse code actually?

Morse code is a character encoding for transmitting telegraphic information, using standardized sequences of short and long elements to represent the letters, numerals, punctuation and special characters of a given message. The short and long elements can be formed by sounds, marks or pulses, in on off keying and are commonly known as "dots" and "dashes" or "dits" and "dahs".

"Taken from Wikipedia"

What's fun playing with Morse?

Why it isn't fun? that's the best question i think. Actually there are a lot of people all around the world still using Morse code everyday to send message between themselves. And the CWIRC made it possible to send Morse code through the Internet. It's a step forward in the Morse Code World.

How to Install CWIRC on your linux X-chat?

Well basically it's a simple process. First you need to download the source file from CWIRC website or you could just simply click here to download. Then you need to extract the file tar.gz (if you still dont know how to extract tar.gz file, please refer here) and move into the directory created when extracting. Then you need to edit 'Makefile' file and put your OS type, if it's BSD just put there BSD, and so goes for linux. After done editting the 'Makefile' then compile the source by doing two commands:
  • make (dont require root access)
  • make install (require root access)
And done. Restart your X-Chat client, and once restart, type "/cw" on the input box to activate the cwirc plug in and start playing with morse code. How or where to other people gather and play morse? You should visits #cw(freenode) and #hamradio(free node) on the irc to get start with. And here is some guide of the code itself:

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  1. Pergh! main ngan morse code pulak... pawah2... taknak add aku punya blog ke kat ko punya blogroll tu? :D

  2. eh takde lagi ek?
    huhu.. tak pasan.. okeh.. letak skrang ni.. huhu..
    sori bosh