8J1MORSE is a special memorial station that commemorates the 220th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Morse and the first successful Morse Code communication across the Atlantic Ocean by Guglielmo Marconi in 1901.
With the advancement of radio communication technologies, the Morse Code is placed at the brink of extinction as the modern technology continues to replace the traditional arts of communication. This year, practical Morse Code examinations for amateur radio licenses will be abolished in Japan, as well as in other countries. As the Morse Code technique threatens to disappear even amongst the amateurs, we feel it very important to preserve the Morse Code technique as a thriving and valid means of communication. Contribute to this movement to preserve the art of the Morse Code! Just jump into the Morse Code world; you are always welcome! Let us make sure that the Morse Code never disappears amongst us amateurs.