Would a crane use Morse Code ?

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Monday 14 August 2006 6.16pm
Ok clever SE1 people, I wonder if anyone can shed any light on the following:

The building next to ours is being redeveloped and there is a very big crane on site which is reflected in my windows.

Over the last hour or so, a small white light has been flashing from the crane. There is no pattern that I can detect to the flashes, but it appears to be a combination of long and short dashes (i.e. could be Morse code) rather than a "avoid this very large object" type warning.

It's not "SOS" (which even I can recognise) and there isn't anyone in the cab that I can see.

Am I imagining things ? Why would a crane be flashing out Morse code ? Is this the start of the Rise of the Machines ? ;-)
Monday 14 August 2006 7.11pm
.... . .-.. .--. -- . ... .. -.. ..- .... .

The spaces are closed by default making morse code indecipherable.
http://www.babbage.demon.co.uk/morseabc.html

Anonymous User
Monday 14 August 2006 8.45pm
A loose connection?
Monday 14 August 2006 9.38pm
Apparently, some cranes' automatic systems use Morse code to signal that something on the crane is faulty. I think I would rather not have known that considering how close to my window it is...

;-)
Tuesday 15 August 2006 2.25pm
only if the storks stop delivering the post.
Tuesday 15 August 2006 2.29pm
Siduhe wrote:
Apparently, some cranes' automatic systems use Morse code to signal that something on the crane is faulty. I think I would rather not have known that considering how close to my window it is...
;-)

Where are you based?? I will stay clear!!!!!

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