## Sunday, May 1, 2011

### International Morse Code: Lesson 6

Here is lesson 6 and the letters H, B, F, and the number 9.

Random Run:
H B F 8 R I K M B G F H W A D S K o 1 I V B M N 5 2 G H T U I E T R S B F G N M K I o W 5

As always, please feel free to leave any suggestions, comments, or questions you may have.

73,
Andy
KE4GKP

#### 8 comments:

1. Hi Andy,
hearing the morse code brings back fond memories.
I sailed as a merchant ship radio operator many years ago. Educated in Norway. Was a yl then. I want to take th ham radio license, all of them. I live in Sillicon Valley California and are looking for a good prep class or online course. Use a Mac computer. Do you have any suggestion ? Love your YouTube lessons. Take care and thank you

2. Hi, Andy.

First of all, thank you for your work and your kindness in sharing with us.

I have trouble telling the difference between S, 5 and H. Before learing H, the difference between S and 5 was obvious; now it's a bit difficult. Do you have any tips?

Thanks for everything.

- C

1. Practice, with regular rest intervals. That way you'll avoid PBO(Premature Burnout)!

2. Thanks for the reply, anonymous. But I have done so! In fact I repeat each new lesson more than 5 times and there are several times I have started from the beginning. I find that at some point I merely remember the sequence and thus differentiate between 5, H, S. I find it quite difficult.

- C

3. I bought myself a practice straight key and I then tap out my transcript of the day's lesson. Seems to help to get it sink in. (Don't know what my neighbours think I'm doing though!)

1. hello, can you please tell where did you buy the practice straight key? Could you please get back with me on this at: hikehawk@yahoo.com?

Thank you!!

4. I've known Morse Code since the Boy Scouts, sending by flag at ~6wps which is about tops for flag sending. Key is much faster. Use all the Ham Whisper lessons 1-11, then use Morse Code Translator.com. Suggest 23wpm with very slow sending intervals, ie, ~4 seconds between characters, then gradually shorten the distance between these intervals.