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What is Flag Semaphore?
Flag semaphore is a system for conveying information at a distance by means of visual signals with hand-held flags, rods, disks, paddles, or occasionally bare or gloved hands. Information is encoded by the position of the flags; it is read when the flag is in a fixed position. Semaphores were adopted and widely used (with hand-held flags replacing the mechanical arms of shutter semaphores) in the maritime world in the early 1800s. Semaphore signals were used, for example, at the Battle of Trafalgar. This was the period in which the modern naval semaphore system was invented. This system uses hand-held flags. It is still used during underway replenishment at sea and is acceptable for emergency communication in daylight or, using lighted wands instead of flags, at night.
What is Modern semaphore?
The newer flag semaphore system uses two short poles with square flags, which a signalman holds in different positions to signal letters of the alphabet and numbers. The signalman holds one pole in each hand, and extends each arm in one of eight possible directions. Except for in the rest position, the flags cannot overlap. The flags are coloured differently based on whether the signals are sent by sea or by land. At sea, the flags are coloured red and yellow (the Oscar flag), while on land, they are white and blue (the Papa flag). Flags are not required, they just make the characters more obvious.
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This app works so poorly, I am not even going to invest the time to tell you the details. I already invested ninety-nine cents, and that was way too much. If you don't believe me, put in your ninety-nine cents worth to find out. Then buy the Signalman app. That's the one you're looking for.
- Category: Reference
- Released: Jan 05, 2010
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 0.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: luke sarfas
- © 2010 Luke Sarfas
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.