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A short history of Morse code

Morse code was invented by Samuel Morse (1791-1872). Originally, it was developed for telegraphers. It was a new method where each letter was represented by a set of long and short pulses of sound. Samuel Morse formed the original morse code by counting the letters from the local newspaper. Then he assigned the most common letters a faster "key", for faster transmission.

Morse's original code was not the same as the one in use today, as it included pauses as well as dahs and dits. An international version was established in 1851 in Berlin.

Timing

Morse code requires the time between dits (short pulses) and dahs (long pulses), between letters, and between words to be as accurate as possible.

  • A Dit takes - 1 unit of time
  • A Dah takes - 3 units of time
  • The pause between letters - 3 units of time
  • The pause between words - 7 units of time

How to form Morse code

It is possible to form the morse code for all letters by using the picture below. You start from the top. Whenever you go to right in the picture, you add a short note "." to the code. Whenever you go to left you add a long note "-" to the code. So, for example the letter W is formed by going to right-left-left from which we get its code.

Besides the letters, the code also includes codes for the numbers and for some special characters:
 

1 . - - - -      6 - . . . .      , - - . . - -      ; - . - . - .
2 . . - - -      7 - - . . .      . . - . - . -      () - . - - . -
3 . . . - -      8 - - - . .      ? . . - - . .      " . - . . - .
4 . . . . -      9 - - - - .      - - . . . . -      / - . . - .
5 . . . . .      0 - - - - .      : - - - . . .      _ . . - - . -
@ . - - . - .                           
error . . . . . . . . (8 short ones)

Learn Morse code with Morse Pilot

Morse Pilot is a software that accompanies each keystroke with a Morse code sound. This way you can learn Morse code alphabet with no effort while typing.

The program simply sits in the system tray. The registered version allows you to regulate speed and sound frequency.

Download Morse Pilot 1.0 (133K)

 

 

 

 

Note:  Unfortunately, we don't support and expand Morse Pilot now anymore. However you can try Type Pilot

 

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