still use Code? Absolutely! Although modern communications are quick and
accurate, Code is simple and reliable. The U.S. Navy still teaches Code.
Code can be sent, not just over radio waves, by a light source, a mirror
flashing the rays of the sun, or even tapping on a wall or the floor. Navy
pilots captured and held in POW camps in North Vietnam could communicate
with each other in code while in their cells.
They would teach code to the Air
Force pilots, so they too, could communicate with each other. Ask any ex
Naval pilot POW about he value of knowing Morse Code. They could also use
it when waiting to be rescued after bailing out of a doomed plane. If the
enemy is near by, a pilot certainly does not want to alert them to his
position by using a radio or a signal flare. Quite often they would use a
mirror to flash a Morse Code signal to the their rescuers.
Again, modern technology is
very good. But it's always well to learn and keep the basics. Just in