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Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 16:10:53 -0800 (PST)
From: godbey@aloha.com Chap and Andrea Godbey
Dead medium: Newspaper via Radio Facsimile (ref: 37.8)
Source(s): (see text) http://www.hffax.de/HF-Fax/hf-fax.html http://www.hffax.de/ http://www.blackcatsystems.com/

I'm writing in reference to topic 37.8, newspapers transmitted via radio.

The idea of sending newspapers et cetera through radio has been used for many years for more than newspapers; it's widely used even today for weather broadcasts at sea (where I pick them up) and still is used for some older newspapers such as North Korea's happy little house organ, which I would be happy to read if I spoke Korean and had a high tolerance for old style Communist rhetoric. I'd put this one in the 'undead' category.

Here are a couple of links to check this stuff out: http://www.hffax.de/HF-Fax/hf-fax.html http://www.hffax.de/ for all sorts of formats, some of which may or may not be wheezing their last. http://www.blackcatsystems.com/ has an interesting Mac program to convert the whistles and whoops on your shortwave radio to human readable info.

Hope this is of interest to you. Boy I wish I had the bright ideas like that; I just drive a submarine for a living... Chap.

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