## Thursday, April 7, 2011

### International Morse Code: Lesson 3

Here is the 3rd lesson in the International Morse Code Course!  This lesson covers the letters S, O, R, and the number 1.  If you are feeling comfortable with what you've learned so far, it is time to move on to the next lesson.  You should be able to copy the majority of the run sequences, only missing a few letters.  Do not be worried about going back to previous lessons to review the letters.

Lesson 3 Random Run
(To help distinguish between '"O"s and zeros, for the random run sequences, the letter "O" will be in lower case, "o")

R o S M A N T E I 0 T M S 5 R 1 A N T I o S 1 1 5 E R T N A S M N I 1 R S E T I 5 M o R S E

As always, be sure to leave any suggestions, comments, or questions in the comments box.  Thanks!

73,
Andy
KE4GKP

1. Enjoying these lessons. I appreciate your teaching method.

2. many thanks

3. This is great. The sheet of printer paper i'm using looks like the scrawlings of a complete madman!!!

1. Hahahaha smae here!

4. Good stuff. Relly loving it. Thanks a lot and...
... well, 73 :-)

6. many thanks :)

7. Awesome teacher.. Just loving it :)

8. How many people use morse code these days? I am enjoying this.

1. A lot of my friends do NOW. Mostly for random crazy reasons like 'My favorite character from Percy Jackson knows Morse Code!!! SO I MUST LEARN IT." And that is the reason IM doing it. Also, because it can be used to communicate in limited emergencies and stuff. Ah well... You?

9. Oh my Glob, massive thanks to whoever teaches and makes all these lessons!! Andy, you have done well... AWESOME SAUCE

10. Hi Andy, Just a quick note of thanks for sharing your time and talent with us. I am using these lessons as a refresher. I really enjoy your teaching style and the use of reinforcement on each consecutive lesson. I was wondering if you had more drills at each level other than the final check. I would like to do more reps of the end of lesson type drills. Just my 2 cents. Thanks again and keep up the great work.

11. Hey, well done. I am learning Morse code for fun and these easy to learn lessons do just that, make it fun. Thanks alot!

12. your teaching method is terrific!
Thanks

13. this is great

14. I love your teaching method! When I was a little girl, my dad had a ham radio that he used to talk to whomever whenever we were on those long road trips. I remember someone telling me that they had to have a special license to have a ham radio. I even remember his ham radio number: WD0ESG...Now thinking back tonight, I remember hearing random beeps and boops--I guess that must have been a Morse code signal for any of the other ham radio numbers....I can almost figure out the Morse for his ham radio number...I am only on lesson 3, but yes, it is coming together! I suppose the license you have to obtain to get a ham radio is the standard formal Morse code test, isn't it?

1. Actually, you can get a license without the Morse code test now! :)

2. T Richard A Schlicht, RFD 2-Box 363-C, Prior Lake

15. so far did 3 lessons...too good must say

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17. So far so good, everything a 100% correct after te first try.
3 days in, tomorrow the next lesson.
What speed do you use btw. cause i hear* a paddle if i'm not mistaken.

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19. re-learning the code after 26years since my 13wpm test. Thanks working thru it well thanks for the free course!

20. I tested several methods of learning but I never as quickly evolved as with this one ... thank you!

21. Been looking for a good way to learn code. I think I found it.

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24. Feeling obligated to thank you aswell, this lesson are very helpful

25. I tried several methods but got too confused after 2 lesson. Not this one, it is great!

27. In this third lesson I began to have some difficulty, but only practiced half an hour ago. However this method seems to me more effective than another I have tried.

28. Great post! I am actually getting ready to across this information, is very helpful my friend. Also great blog here with all of the valuable information you have. Keep up the good work you are doing here. scanning

29. Very helpfull tutorial. Somehow IT works better then the kochmethode I came acties (and other apps).
Thanks de PD1RWK and 73.

30. Thanks. Helps a lot in learning morse code.

31. Brilliant, thanks Andy. I just started learning code now. Your lessons help a lot.
Thanks again
73
ZS6AKW

32. Thanks Andrew for your course I am doing a refresher as I learned CW in the 70,s from reel to reel tapes that had an almost identical style/system as yours. But sadly I never used it on air because I could not copy QSO,s with all the different sending speeds and short cuts etc. Plus the fact I could not understand it unless I wrote it down and I could not send it for the same reason. This time once I re learn the characters I will be practising without a pencil.
Cheers VK2-BFN

33. I got up tp 15WPM using other methods but it always broke down during actual copy on the air. Coming back here and starting over at this slower pace seems to be helping. I'm beginning to think learning at higher speeds (suggested by some) does not work for me.

1. I was a "Radio Instructor" in the British Army and learning at Speed is Not the best way to learn Morse. The Sounds must become 2nd nature and that WONT HAPPEN at speed because the Brain gets confused IF it cant "grab" that Letter straight away and that ONLY COMES with practice, which IMPROVEs your character
RECOGNITION much faster at SLOWER SPEEDs. The Rhythm of the Morse Character sent becomes like learning a "Second Verbal Language".
Good Luck and more important, KEEP IT UP, you will Never regret it, it is GREAT FUN, plus a Great Achievement. Andy's International Morse Code Course here, has been well structured for that very purpose and will give you all the Slow Practice you need to achieve success. My advise is DONT Rush it, it will all come soon enough, so even if it feels SLOW, persist with it until u feel VERY confident you KNOW IT ALL without HESITATION up to that point. Move on "Too Fast" and the only person you are Kidding is "YOURSELF". GOOD LUCK.

34. Hi Andy, its a long time since you posted these Lessons so I hope you are still going strong.
Back in 1976 I was a Radio instructor in the Royal Signals in England and we used a small amount of Morse, which was a requirement at that time but rarely used. We used it more by Interest and to Practice when ever we could and it was Great Fun. I was 26 then, and I am 70 now and just had a go at your stuff on youtube. Congratulations, its a Great Way too teach it. Im a bit "Rusty" but haven't lost my touch and hope others out there take it up. Its a Great way of "Improving" and "Retaining" your Memory when you get old,
so come on Guys (and Girls), get stuck in, its nice If you can Reply but not Essential, its fun just to LISTEN IN. Rog.B. 14/3/2020

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