Theodore Roosevelt McElroy - World Champion Telegrapher

Submitted by ai2n on Sat, 10/14/2017 - 15:42
Meeting Date

The next meeting of the Fulton ARC will be at 7 pm on Wednesday, October 25.


The FCC eliminated the Morse code requirement for amateur radio effective on February 23, 2007.  Those who bemoaned the imminent demise of the mode were soon relieved to realise that CW continued to thrive on the air.


The "World Champion Telegrapher", however, was never a ham.  He burned up the wires for Western Union, pounded brass for commercial radio companies, and manufactured his own line to telegraph keys that are valued to this day.  He set the all-time, still-unbroken world record of 75.2 words per minute in 1939!


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