Saturday, October 5, 2013

Learning morse code

Hey guys

I'm studying to get my HAM radio license, most of it is real easy, but CW (Transmitting using Morse
) is a total pain in the ass, because you need to be concentrated, listen well and have a nicely
wired brain to translate the dits and dahs combinations to letters in real time.

I was using CW Player by F6DQM that is an awesome freeware to practice, learn and automatically
keying Morse Code, but I needed something else, something to structure the learning process.

I was lucky to find an incredible course to learn Morse Code in 11 lessons, made by Andy, KE4GKP
from hamwhisperer.

The lessons will start teaching you the most used letters and progress until you understand all of the
code. Also the approach of the course is great because it requires you to listen and write the letters as
you hear them, so you start wiring your brain to do the translation automatically.

At the end of each lesson there is a random run where you can test yourself and see if you're ready to
move on to the next lesson, although the author suggest doing just one per day.

Be careful not to read the results of the random runs when you go to his webpage

Here is the link to the Morse Code course, hope its as helpful to you as it was to me. 

 And here is the first video

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