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Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 16:10:53 -0800 (PST)
From: Chap and Andrea Godbey
Dead medium: Newspaper via Radio Facsimile (ref: 37.8)
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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: for all sorts of formats, some of which may or may not be wheezing their last. 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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