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« : May 09, 2008, 07:30:11 PM »

Someone asked this over at the Imdb "Once Upon A Time In The West" board.

What is the Morse Code message comming over the telegraph at Cattle Corner Station?


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« #1 : May 10, 2008, 01:46:42 AM »

I don't know, but this is an interesting one :o Does anyone know Morse Code?


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« #2 : May 10, 2008, 01:58:36 AM »

In the internet age, such knowledge is superfluous: http://www.onlineconversion.com/morse_code.htm



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« #3 : May 10, 2008, 03:47:41 AM »

 O0

so all we need now is someone intrepid enough to count dot's dashes, and the pauses.


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« #4 : May 10, 2008, 04:31:03 AM »

Yeah, that's the tough part.



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« #5 : May 10, 2008, 06:32:47 AM »

I bet it's just some gibberish with no sense, probably created by Morricone as part of the sound desing for the scene, but it would still be interesting to know.


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« #6 : May 10, 2008, 12:22:47 PM »

-- . ... ... .- --. .   ..-. .-. --- --   ... . .-. --. .. ---   .-.. . --- -. .   ---...   .. - .----. ...   -. --- -   -- --- .-. ... .   -.-. --- -.. . 
Really?


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« #7 : May 10, 2008, 12:38:30 PM »

-- . ... ... .- --. .   ..-. .-. --- --   ... . .-. --. .. ---   .-.. . --- -. .   ---...   .. - .----. ...   -. --- -   -- --- .-. ... .   -.-. --- -.. . 
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-. .. -.-. .   --- -. . 


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« #8 : May 10, 2008, 12:45:48 PM »

 ;D

Give the guy a break  ;D

But somebody check it out for us  O0


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« #9 : May 10, 2008, 01:01:59 PM »

so would that be:

-- ...- - - ...  - - ... --.-- .------ .-.--.- --- .- .-- - --.- --.-- -- .--.. .-

which would translate into:
MVTTS TTS--.--.------.-.--.-OAWTQ--.--M.--..A


so there are two most likely possibilities:

1) i misinterpreted those wavs (the most like of the 2 chances)

2) it doesn't really mean anything (also pretty likely)


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« #10 : May 10, 2008, 01:11:17 PM »

Are you saying you're actually able to read that from the waveform :o I can't understand a shit about it...


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« #11 : May 10, 2008, 01:14:20 PM »

the way i figure it is this:

longer wav's = --

shorter one= -

little blocks= .

a chiped wav= .-


it's not based on any sort of method, just a hunch as to how it might go ;)


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« #12 : May 10, 2008, 04:42:22 PM »

wait a minute I don't think its that simple, and it may be spelling a message in Italian

check this page:

http://www.learnmorsecode.com/


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« #13 : May 11, 2008, 02:41:23 AM »

wait a minute I don't think its that simple, and it may be spelling a message in Italian
There's a thought.



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« #14 : May 12, 2008, 05:23:27 AM »

Of course we are not hearing morse code in a pure form - the sound represents a telegraph machine
punching dots and dashes on ticker tape. 

I think that's the most important point. It would take a very experienced person to recognize it from that, I suppose.
But it's really an interesting question.

BTW, long time ago I used to know Morse, though I was very slow. Not anymore. It's that sort of thing you learn in holiday camps and forget when you cease to use them... that's the case with me.



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