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Jun 13, 2013 01:18:09   #
phil7782 Loc: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
 
This something I've always wanted to learn...

This site has some very interesting tips...

Check out the attached sheet for an example.

http://www.learnmorsecode.info/

Something to do.

Phil

Easy Morse Code Chart
Easy Morse Code Chart...

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Jun 13, 2013 01:30:14   #
Hal81 Loc: Bucks County, Pa.
 
phil7782 wrote:
This something I've always wanted to learn...

This site has some very interesting tips...

Check out the attached sheet for an example.

http://www.learnmorsecode.info/

Something to do.

Phil


Never seen that before. Had to learn the code when I first went in the navy. But that was long long time ago. I got out in 54. One I always rembered was the dit dit dit dah dah dah dit dit dit.The national distress signal SOS.

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Jun 13, 2013 02:16:42   #
TucsonCoyote Loc: Tucson AZ
 
-.-. --- --- .-..

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Jun 13, 2013 04:03:44   #
Shutter Bugger
 
Cool indeed.

I like the logic of the code for numbers easy to remember and fast to decipher.

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Jun 13, 2013 04:05:20   #
JAW Loc: LA
 
I've never thought much about Morse Code - never came up much - so to speak.
Couple of questions:
When one is tapping out various dits and dahs, listening to the sounds, how would one know where one group of sounds (dits & dahs) representing a single word end and the next group of sounds begins? Hope that makes sense! Is there a pause between each group of sounds (making up a word) and the next group of sounds. Just trying to visualize it mentally.
How does one know if initials or a word is being tapped out using dits and dahs? Example: .--- .- .-- or .---.-.-- I put one space between each letter on the first one and nothing on the second. Would that be correct? Putting it on paper (dits and dahs) compared to tapping it out, do I leave a space, add commas, - how should it be represented on paper?
Would I be listening for breaks or pauses between the various sounds? If so, that must take a very keen ear. At the end of a sentence, I assume one spells out the word "stop", "period", or question mark in code taps so the receiving party knows they have a completed sentence?

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Jun 13, 2013 04:59:58   #
donnz Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
 
cool fb Es gd dx de zl1atb

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Jun 13, 2013 05:06:48   #
donnz Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
 
yes space after each letter and shortened changed words that are easier to send as per my example in the previous message
es is and de is this is then my call sign at the end
google them
Don

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Jun 13, 2013 10:51:26   #
jenny Loc: in hiding:)
 
Yeah but it is not Western Union and railroad Morse.

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Jun 13, 2013 11:22:48   #
JAW Loc: LA
 
jenny wrote:
Yeah but it is not Western Union and railroad Morse.


Now you have perked my interest - can you expand on this more - what is the difference?

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Jun 13, 2013 11:42:26   #
jenny Loc: in hiding:)
 
Some of the original Morse letters (railroads and Western Union)are the same in international Morse. Just enough difference to be unintelligible one to the other.

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Jun 13, 2013 17:11:01   #
TucsonCoyote Loc: Tucson AZ
 
jenny wrote:
Some of the original Morse letters (railroads and Western Union)are the same in international Morse. Just enough difference to be unintelligible one to the other.

Always trust someone in history to throw a wrench in the works just to confuse the masses !

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Jun 13, 2013 19:42:16   #
wilsondl2 Loc: Lincoln, Nebraska
 
The Morse code requirment for 1st Class Scout stopped a lot of boys from going past 2nd class. I see that the boy Scouts dropped the requirment long ago. - Dave

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Jun 13, 2013 20:00:21   #
TucsonCoyote Loc: Tucson AZ
 
wilsondl2 wrote:
The Morse code requirment for 1st Class Scout stopped a lot of boys from going past 2nd class. I see that the boy Scouts dropped the requirment long ago. - Dave

Yes, and I think a new requirement now is you have to be queer, or so I've read somewhere ! 8-)

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Jun 13, 2013 23:01:45   #
phil7782 Loc: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
 
It's all based on timing. A "dash"is 3 "dits", etc..

See here:

http://www.nu-ware.com/NuCode%20Help/index.html?morse_code_structure_and_timing_.htm

Dash length = Dot length x 3
Pause between elements = Dot length
Pause between characters = Dot length x 3
Pause between words (see note) = Dot length x 7


here's another site that has this listening tool shown below:

http://www.learnmorsecode.com/


Pretty cool...

Phil

If it's a "dit", move LEFT, a "dash" move Right until it pauses. Pretty Cool..
If it's a "dit", move LEFT, a "dash" move Right un...

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Jun 14, 2013 07:26:49   #
Scoutman Loc: Orlando, FL
 
phil7782 wrote:
This something I've always wanted to learn...

This site has some very interesting tips...

Check out the attached sheet for an example.

http://www.learnmorsecode.info/

Something to do.

Phil


I was in the now defunct, Army Security Agency with the MOS of Morse Code Intercept Operator. ASA required Top Secret security clearance. Training consisted of morning and afternoon sessions - with marching back and forth to the training site, of course - of sitting at a Mill (all caps typewriter), wearing headphones, and transcribing code that came in five character groupings of nonsense syllables. Numbers could throw you. Progress was measured in characters per minute. Top scorers on tests would get extended weekend passes. Outside of class, troops would talk dirty - especially in the presence of someone who didn't know Morse. Lots of use of the "F"word and variants. Something to do. One trooper hated the training and purposely barfed on his mill regularly, until he was removed permanently from that MOS.

Ultimate mission would be to monitor enemy and friendly Morse traffic for intelligence and security purposes. Unique key patterns from those transmitting would sometimes provide order of battle information (like identify and location of the enemy unit).

As this additional link indicates, Morse used very rarely now: http://www.n5kd.org/radio/morse/

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