Friday, December 21, 2012

Hams Play Role in Production of "Lincoln" Movie

(White House photo)
Nine of the 16 telegraph stations shown in the War Department in the Steven Spielberg movie, "Lincoln," were fully operational and used equipment provided by members of the Morse Telegraph Club, many of whom are hams. According to Newsline, club president Jim Wades, WB8ISW, served as a Technical Advisor for the production. The Morse Telegraph Club is an association of retired railroad and commercial telegraphers, historians, amateur radio operators and others with an interest in the history and traditions of telegraphy and the telegraph industry. For more information, visit <>.