Morse Code

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Morse Code

Post by cornerstone » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:23 pm

Does anyone know Morse Code ?
I am going to learn it i think it would be a useful skill to have, anyone interested in learning with me ?


If not i will not be offended promise. :tinfoil :tinfoil

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Re: Morse Code

Post by Briggs 2.0 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:10 pm

I'm about eight words per minute so far from experienced. I have learnt through a couple of apps on my phone - Morse Mania is pretty good.
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Re: Morse Code

Post by The-Mendologist » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:34 pm

.. .-.. --- ...-. .... .- -- .-. .- -.. .. --- !!!

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Re: Morse Code

Post by Appin » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:30 pm

I am working on it slwoly.

I use this site http://lcwo.net/

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Re: Morse Code

Post by cornerstone » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:38 pm

The-Mendologist wrote:.. .-.. --- ...-. .... .- -- .-. .- -.. .. --- !!!
-. --- - ..- -. -.. . .-. ... -..- -. -.. .. -. --. - .... .- . -.-- . -

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Re: Morse Code

Post by Hamradioop » Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:04 am

a couple of usefull apps are http://www.justlearnmorsecode.com/ Just learn Morse code and
http://www.g4fon.net/CW%20Trainer.htm A Morse Trainer using the Koch method - G4FON
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Re: Morse Code

Post by The-Mendologist » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:50 am

cornerstone wrote:
The-Mendologist wrote:.. .-.. --- ...-. .... .- -- .-. .- -.. .. --- !!!
-. --- - ..- -. -.. . .-. ... -..- -. -.. .. -. --. - .... .- . -.-- . -
You will get there, time and practice.

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Re: Morse Code

Post by The-Mendologist » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:53 am

Hamradioop wrote:a couple of usefull apps are http://www.justlearnmorsecode.com/ Just learn Morse code and
http://www.g4fon.net/CW%20Trainer.htm A Morse Trainer using the Koch method - G4FON
A couple of good links there. ;)

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Re: Morse Code

Post by Deeps » Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:08 pm

I used to use it for work (I was a communicator in the forces) and I used to love audible morse I thought it was a very personal way to communicate (you could sometimes tell who was sending it) but even going back to the late 80's/early 90's it was hardly used. Now I think the only morse used is 'flashing light' and certainly on submarines its very rare that its used at all and at the risk of being an old man, "its not like it was when I was a lad" :lol: I've seen guys who did the course 3 months before and not able to read it.

I think the only advantage it has is its very robust and less influenced by EMP etc, its certainly not a quick way to get a message across, even using opsigs (abbreviated groups of letters to convey info). Good luck learning it, its a curiosity now I guess but I'm sort of pleased with myself that I can do it although much slower than I used to.

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Re: Morse Code

Post by Captain Darling » Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:06 pm

Morse is used in Latin American countries and heavily used in sub Saharan Africa and the Pacific islands. Its easy to learn and systems to handle it are cheap and easy to establish and run.

Verbal Morse (ie people saying dit and dah) in particular is utilised due to regional/tribal accents and pidgin languages.
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