Tuesday, April 5, 2011

International Morse Code: Lesson 1

This is the first lesson of 11 in the International Morse Code Course!  This lesson covers the letters E, T, I, and the number 5. 


The random run sequence for this lesson is:

T I E 5 5 I I T E E T T T 5 E I 5 T I I 5 E T T T I T 5 E E

If you have any suggestions, comments, or questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments box!

Thanks and 73!
Andy
KE4GKP



50 comments:

  1. Andrew !
    Great ! good methodic ! and very useful.
    Its would be great if mp3 files for downloading
    73'
    azala@wp.pl

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  2. Good lessons thank you.
    73
    Mike

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  3. Thank you for posting these videos. I am an Extra (your videos helped me with Tech and General) who know zero CW. I made a point to learn from your videos. My question is this... Can you recommend a keyer for beginners? I look online and there are so many of them, that I get dizzy trying to make a good choice. Also, I am teaching a Tech class at my place of work and would like to purchase a practice keyer that does not connect to a radio. If you could answer those two questions for me, I would appreciate it.

    Richard, KR4ZAN

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  4. Thank you for this. My dad was a HAM and in Civil Defence in the 50's, 60's and 70's and worked for AT&T through till the mid 90's. He setup a tube-set shortwave receiver in my room so I could listen and I dii to the wee hours of morning. I still have his old books, some from the 1940's and the newest only from the 60's. I feel it's time for me to get my license and buy a radio. Thanks to your lessions here, I'm on my way. THANKS! Johnny

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  5. thanks for the lessons we have no requirement for morse in australia but want to pursue it for dx and itentifying distant repeater idents. I'm off work for a few weeks and your course will mean I learn something new in that time thanks once again.
    steve vk3meg

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  6. Great! I like it. It's really helpful!

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  7. I wonder if there is anything out there that is very, VERY slowed down, even compared to the Random Runs? I've enjoyed the first two lessons very much so far, but I am learning with my 8-year-old, and we're finding that it's a little fast for him. He's learning the letters, but can't quite keep up with the Random Runs, so it's hard for him to practice what he's learning. In the meantime, we're excited about being able to talk about Daddy without his knowing what we're saying!

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    1. Youtube has a little gear wheel for settings on the right side of the bar under the video. It sometimes does not appear until the video is loaded. You can speed up or slow down the speed of the video. This might accomplish what you need for your son.

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    2. I have decided to teach myself :Morse code: Thanks! for the help! Good teacher!

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    3. http://www.justlearnmorsecode.com/contribute.html

      You can go from as slow as 1 WPM up to about 60WPM. You can also select the spacing between words & letters.

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    4. Download from this site. You do NOT need to donate any money. You can select rates from 1WPM-1WPM up to 60WPM-60WPM. I tried putting in 100WPM but it seems to top out at about 60WPM & still remain intelligible. I don't think it will go above about 60-75 WPM, but you can drag it down really slow & put larger/longer spaces between letters. http://www.justlearnmorsecode.com/contribute.html

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  8. Wonderful way to learn morse code, I like it.
    Marian, YO2MBU

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  9. Thoroughly useful, thank you. I've always wanted to learn Morse since I was in primary school. Communication distilled down to the most elemental level. Thank you very much. I was even able to transmit .... .. to an ex-operator doing a demonstration, he was delighted.

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  10. thank you for the lesson. i will attemp to taka second morse code test next year 2013. de 9w2ohm

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  11. Great lessons i think i will enjoy learning very much

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  12. how to download your lesson 1 to 12

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  13. Like the beginning of the course.
    One Comment and one Obeservation
    COMMENT: The tone of the key in the lesson, the sound sounded a little flat and even a little like a musical tone. I'm familiar with higher pitched tones on the air. OBSERVATION: listening to Morse Code on the air, I can hear two distinct calls going on out stepping over each other and still "hear" the distinct / unique ryhthm of each unique person doing the keying and hear each as a separate message. *** Thank You
    73 chris « javasabe@hotmail.com»

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  14. Great Lessons! Thanks for doing this for us!
    de KB0KXL Bob

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  15. I got your Technician book, too. Very good and helpful.

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  16. Your an awesome teacher! thank you for putting these videos out.

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  17. where do i find a good JAPAN straight key

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  19. Thanks a lot, your hard work is appreciated..

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  20. You are a great teacher. I am a 60 year old woman; this is my first attempt at learning Morse Code. I only made two mistakes on all of the Lesson One runs and both were mistaking e's for t's. Looking forward to learning more. It's good for the brain.

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  21. Just Perfect for learning by the experience of doing. Thank You, Thank You!

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  22. Just what this old guy was looking for!

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  23. thank you! helped me alot!

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  24. Hi Andy: Just received my extra advance call sign AC2QZ, I took your tech, and general courses several times. Your lessons were a great help. Am now going to use your code test course to learn, the Morse Code. Thanks very much for all your work, is greatly appreciated. AC2QZ.

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  25. excellent....... very help full to learn.... really thanks

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  26. Thank you!!!! Gracias!!!!

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  27. Thank you ao much for these lessons, im looking forward to keep learning with you!

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  28. Hey Andy ... It's not Morris code but Morse code.

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  29. Andy -
    It would be great if each lesson page included, underneath the video window, links to the previous and next lessons. it would simplify access. (I am sending a link to your page to a ham with several impairments and realized this would be a help for him.) Thanks for your consideration, and much appreciation for your putting this website together!

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  30. Awesome class very very useful... .

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  32. Thanks mate, appreciate the lessons you have put together. Much easier than before.

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  33. Wow. Thanks, Andy. I just found you today and did my first lesson. It worked beautifully for me. I am a fan.

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  34. Been away from code for 45 years, this is a great way to get back in!

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  35. Thank you ! But this is just the first one eheheh
    Ill make as you said, one by one everyday.

    Regards from Portugal !

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  36. Finally I can compliment peoples ties!

    Not being sarcastic, you don't know how often i need to compliment somebodies tie without saying it outloud (ie. concert) so now i can tap it! only if they understand morse code though

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  37. Thank you for this free online course. I am finding it easy to learn at my own pace with the one lesson per day plan. Thanks again for this great website!!!
    Bill N9WGV

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