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Posted: 8/26/2004 6:55:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/26/2004 6:57:12 PM EST by MrPotatoHead]
Know Morse code?

I want to learn.

Any tips, tricks or study habits I should know?

Thanks in advance.


BTW...my topic title is a Morse code that EVERYONE HERE should know!!! SOS!!!


Link Posted: 8/26/2004 7:00:08 PM EST
why?.......Seriously no BS, Just wondering

I remember learning about in the scouts a long, long time ago
but I have always figured it was a dead means of communication by now.
Whats the interest?
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 7:02:07 PM EST
I learned by getting a morse code key and just practicing until I had it memorized.


It really isn't that hard.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 7:04:31 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 7:05:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By MrPotatoHead:

BTW...my topic title is a Morse code that EVERYONE HERE should know!!! SOS!!!





And you shouldn't misuse it
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 7:06:15 PM EST
You can communicate with anyone else who also knows the code in any situation anywhere with a means to transmit the code.

Dash=left. Dot=right.

If you ask me, this should have been taught in ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.


It just might save your life. And others!
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 7:07:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:

Originally Posted By MrPotatoHead:

BTW...my topic title is a Morse code that EVERYONE HERE should know!!! SOS!!!





And you shouldn't misuse it


haha
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 7:09:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:

Originally Posted By MrPotatoHead:

BTW...my topic title is a Morse code that EVERYONE HERE should know!!! SOS!!!





And you shouldn't misuse it



Fair enough. I didn't mean to misuse it, only to draw attention on an almost-disconnected medium.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 7:09:46 PM EST
mmmmmmmkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk...........
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 7:11:10 PM EST
All I can say is, ...--.-.-----...--.---!
Sorry, couldn't resist.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 7:12:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By MrPotatoHead:
...my topic title is a Morse code that EVERYONE HERE should know!!! SOS!!!



Ha! I read the thread title... but that's all I know.

Link Posted: 8/26/2004 7:48:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By GomerPyle:
All I can say is, ...--.-.-----...--.---!
Sorry, couldn't resist.



Sorry for what?

You're talking gibberish!
Morse code letters are separated by pauses (or spaces.)
'SOS' doesn't count here because it is not an acronym nor three letters in a row.
It is a special, unique code. No, it does NOT mean 'save our ship' nor any other honorable notion.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 9:08:45 PM EST
The best "study habit" for learning it that I know of is simply setting aside 45 minutes or so for learning it EVERY DAY.

Learn 5 new characters every day, by repeatedly practising on them. Then, combine them with all the other characters you've learned. Pretty soon, you'll know the entire alphabet, plus the numbers and essential punctuation.


why?.......Seriously no BS, Just wondering
I remember learning about in the scouts a long, long time ago
but I have always figured it was a dead means of communication by now.
Whats the interest?



A very weak CW (morse code) signal can be easily picked out of the background noise, under conditions that would make a voice signal completely unintelligible. There are several reasons for this - A CW signal occupies a much narrower slice of the radio band than voice. This allows you to use much narrower filters on the receiver without chopping off part of the signal. A narrow filter drastically reduces the background static and intereference from other signals. Also, each CW tone (a "dit" or a "dah") lasts much longer than typical static bursts and other noise, allowing it to be heard in between bursts.

In layman's terms, morse code gets the message through under conditions where voice (or most other "digital" modes) won't. This is one of the main reasons why morse code is still very popular on the ham radio bands – it allows you to communicate farther, using less transmitter power and simpler radio equipment.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 9:15:27 PM EST
morse code can come in handy, just ask ramius.
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