Instruments of Torture?
Below are two instruments intended to strike terror into
the heart of left-footed telegraphers! Be sure to click the picture for a great link by W4RNL!
Thanks and credit to the ARRL website for pictures!
The Brown Bros. Machine Company|
made their line of keys from
1979 in St. Louis, Mo. See an article
by Jim Zimmerman
in "The Vail
Correspondent", January, '93.
What's Your Geography IQ?
How much geography do you think you know? Try to beat the 60 second clock and
get as many capitals or places correct as possible! After choosing 'Places' or
'Capitals', clicking "Enter" starts the clock and gives
you one free point. You must correctly spell the answer, using capital
letters and small letters (i.e., Washington D.C. is correct, but washington d.c. and
WASHINGTON D.C. are not) or your answers will be counted as incorrect. Incorrect answers and
skips cause a point to be deducted, so it is very easy to end up with a negative final
score. When playing the places game, if the place is located in the U.S.,
you must type in the correct STATE. If the place is outside the U.S., you must type
in the correct COUNTRY. Do not use abbreviations in your answers. Click your browser's "Reload/Refresh" button to play again.
To change from one game to the other after the timer is down to 0, right click the
applet before hitting 'Reload.' If you haven't started the game yet, you can click the
'time left' box to change to a 90 second game (or back to 60 seconds.) Source of data and
spelling-- Rand McNally Universal World Atlas.
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