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I used to know morse code in my childhood. The other day I
got stuck in a waiting room and to fight the boredom tried
see if I still remembered any. I didn't remember enough to
really communicate anything useful, so I came up with this
simple way to learn morse code in minutes if you need
Write each letter down using the parts of the morse code
that letter. For instance: A would be
B would be
Can't really type it, the A was supposed to be a dash with a
dot on top, forming an A shape. The B was a vertical line
with 3 dots to it's right, looks sort of like a B. It needs to be
written but you get the
It works, Write them all down and have somebody test you.
You'll get all of them down in about 10 minutes.
[normzone, Jun 20 2014]
||... --- --..-- -.. --- . ... .. - .-. . .- .-.. .-.. -.-- .-- --- .-
. -.- ..--..
||If A is a dash with a dot on top, how do you know
whether it's .- or -. ?
||- .... . .-. . / .. ... / .- / ... .. -- .. .-.. .- .-. / .. -.. . .- / .- -... --- ..- - / -... .-. .- .. .-.. .-.. . / -.-- --- ..- / -.- -. --- .-- --..-- / .. / ..-. --- ..- -. -.. / .. - / --- -. / .... . .-. . .-.-.-
||Morse code instructors hate him.
||Oh, THAT'S Morse code? I thought Morse code was
that frilly writing that looks like a girl wrote it,
maybe it's called cursive writing. I get them
||But hey, might work for Morse code too.
||It goes top to bottom, if there are two rows you read
it like regular columns upper left down to top of next
column and down. So "A", a one column letter is . for
the top, then the dash below it. B has two columns,
so you read the first column, the dash, then go to the
next column, 3 dots. Obviously you twist the dashes
to horizontal or vertical as necessary. Some are
easier than others. H
is a good one, 4 dots, the 4 corners of an H, followed
by two dots, which in a column form an I.
||Use a little creativity and it really works. I think it
helps to draw your own letters with the code parts to
make it sink in.