MORSE CODE - A List of Various Resources. The big hint, is
Best Book on Morse Code that I know of: available in paperback and in digital format from
Amazon always has interesting items for Morse Code - check them
Amazon's Morse Code Keys: HERE.
QRP Transceivers! HERE.
Note: I am an Amazon Affiliate, I
receive a small commission if you use these links at NO increase
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Ham Radio Study:
https://hamstudy.org They have the best flash cards to
study and memorize. They also have apps for Android and
Has the best practice exams!
Gain Valuable Morse Skills And Increase Your Amateur-Radio
By Dave Finley, N1IRZ - Author of "Morse Code Breaking the
Barrier - the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Code Proficiency" -
KOCH method - highly recommended. Buy HERE
or at your favorite ham radio store.
The U.S. NAVY way of doing Morse.
Invaluable. They copied code groups (ciphers) in the
Navy Morse Training! Please scroll down to fig 4.2 to see the Navy way of
high speed block printing CW. Long hand does not work when
copying coded groups because it takes a precious moment to
connect the long hand characters. Using smaller size also
increases copy speed. You should be able to copy 3 to 5 words
behind what is being received and before long you will have
solid copy without thinking about individual letters or
numbers. (A TAP of the Morse Key to Walter Dufrain
- K5EST for mentioning this.)
Ham Morse (Has the Most Features)
IZ2UUF Morse Koch Trainer
For DOS or Windows, Mac and Linux using DOSBOX.
"The MILL" by Jim Farrior,
W4FOK (SK) awesome old fashioned GW Basic
program for IBM XT PC which runs on Windows, Mac and Linux
with the use of DOSBOX. Teaches ajnd
practices both International and American Morse code. Download
ZIP file, into a new folder, extract all, and run with DOSBOX.
For Windows, Linux and Mac.
A Teaching Program available for Windows, Linux, Mac and DOS.
Morse Teaching Machine for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and
For Windows - and Linux under WINE.
Tony Lacy's (Silent Key) NU MORSE PROFESSIONAL.
Download: Archive of http://www.nu-ware.com/
Archive of NuMorse Pro.
NuMorse Pro Help
Mac and Linux.
Registration Code (Thank you, Tony!) for NU MORSE
Tony Lacy's USEFUL
LINKS - to shareware and other files.
Morse Cat from DK5KI https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1q-psxlp3Iwa0p5aFhLd1RkWGs/view
WD5CID - SuperMorse (the Original).
CW_Player - by F1ORL This freeware program
generates the standard Morse caracters, Q codes, abbreviations,
random series of characters and text files. It controls your
knowledge through a Quiz test and helps you to get a good keying
by monitoring your CW signals. Keying off air and verifying your
transmission on the screen will let you go on air with less stress
more confidence. It generates Wave sound files (*.wav) of morse
characters that can be played by any media software. Local characters can be created by
yourself. CW_Player needs a sound card and Win95 or later.
20 lessons are proposed to learn the Morse code. You can modify
their contents as you like.(CW_Player can be run on Linux
under WINE - see important installation notes on website).
on Morse Code and Morse Code Sending:
Article - Keys to
Good Code written by one of
the true masters of radio Morse, the late Bob Shrader,
W6BNB, author of "Electronic Communication".
on how to conduct a Morse radio contact (QSO)?
Here's some examples thanks to Bill Cross, G0ELZ, former
radio officer, and Chairman Marine Radio Museum Society
(Wallasey) club call M0LBL from the Tug France
Hayhurst in Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. who along
Gordon Andrews, G3DVV (SK),
made this file back in the 1990s when RSGB changed from text to
a QSO format for Morse tests. Download:
Sites Teaching Morse Code
INDIVIDUAL WEB SITES WITH LEARNING MORSE CODE INFORMATION.
Enrollment. A unique method that gives other active,
on-the-air operators the ability to improve their Morse Code
proficiency through self-instruction. In and out of our
virtual classroom, we are committed to sharing our specially
designed curriculum, our personal experience as both learners
and operators and our insights into the challenges presented
at each stage of the learning process. Ultimately, our small
classes ensure integrity and confidence in CW Innovations’
most important ingredient for mutual success: the
relationships and support we build with one another in our
shared CW journey.
KY8D’s Morse Code Page https://starling.us/free/morse/
- Start from zero knowledge of Morse, sound files for practice
at various speeds in both normal and elongated with faster code
characters (Farnsworth type sending), for more advanced
practice, punctuation only files, books with full punctuation in
both English and Esperanto. Morse code audio file generator from
plain text files which you can use to make your own Morse code
books, random word text file generator to make your own practice
files. Obtain free text file books from Project
Morse Practice files can be produced from ebooks with this
excellent ebook-to-cw program
which is available for Windows and Linux. It's a command
line program, but a graphical user interface (GUI) is available
here ebook2cw -
convert ebooks to Morse MP3s / OGGs (fkurz.net). It has
many features, once you learn to configure it, it produces the
very best results of anything comparable. User feedback
indicates, that ebook2cw is also used to prepare Morse courses
lessons, generate Morse versions of DX newsletters and other
purposes (e. g. a CW
plugin for the IRC client colloquy, a Telegram bot
which converts text messages to CW and a Morse
RSS reader). Highly recommended by myself and Rob, W2ITT.
W8RIT has useful information:
Morse Free - Free Morse Code Training Course for Beginner
by Ham Radio Veteran & Morse Code Instructor: Richard C.
The "Head Copy" Website:
I found this part fun.
All the current news headlines, displayed "fogged" play
Set the speeds you like and then hit the "Play" triangle.
Copy and then check your work. To play again set your
speeds again and press "Play". The content changes
Morse Training Words - give the website your difficult
letters and you will receive a word list of words using them.
HINT: Add some common consonants and some extra vowels for
a larger list of practice words, like add aeiou tnshrlcmf
Morse Code World International
Learn CW Online https://lcwo.net/
Learn Morse Code: http://www.justlearnmorsecode.com/
FISTS (Morse Code Club) "Learn CW" https://fistsna.org/learncode.html
[CW stands for Continuous Wave & many hams call Morse
Code transmission "CW".]
Chuck K7QO's excellent Morse tutorial on CD. Dr.
Chuck is a silent key.
Download K7QQ's iso file and
burn it with CD burning software.
Free iso Burning Software for Windows:
Linux users have K3b for KDE, brassero and xfburn as well as
wodim on terminal or command console.
Long Island CW Club. Lots of great resources. https://longislandcwclub.org/
LICW - Mini Morse Lessons: https://longislandcwclub.org/licw-mini-morse-lessons/
over the Internet!
VBand (See Long
Island CW Club entry below): https://hamradio.solutions/vband/
(Thanks and a press of the Morse Key to Ross K Waddams, M0NNK) for these:
one month free trial then subscription, no screen decode
tricky set-up but good, no screen decode
no frills, single channel
"A bit anarchic for my tastes" says M0NNK, Ross, the
"Portable CW Guru".
or Beta.morsecode.me: https://beta.morsecode.me/
Japan Dit Dah Chat (Compatible with VBand) https://ditdah.jp/ditdah-chat/
Applications that use a web site to process your Morse. The
applications run on Windows - some can run under WINE
CWcom - (1) https://archive.org/details/cwcom
Morse KOB - American Morse Code but can do
International Morse code as well. https://sites.google.com/site/morsekob
Interfaces for Android, Windows and Web. READ
the Description, they do different things.
Interface available for Ham Radio
Solutions VBAND to hook up
your Morse key or paddle. Go to VBAND and
click on Store to purchase their USB Paddle Interface for TRS 3.5mm (1/8 inch stereo
type) plugs - NOTE their system (and many newer
transceivers) will NOT work with 1/8 inch mono one
circuit plugs without the ring.) The
USB paddle interface allows sending with an actual
paddle or straight key instead of the computer
keyboard. The adapter connects to a computer with an
included mini USB cable, and has a 3.5mm TRS jack
for the paddle / straight key connection. It has
been tested on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Android.
At the time of this writing, the price is $25 plus
$3.50 US shipping. International users please
contact us before ordering. Again, go to the VBAND
URL and click on "Store" to
purchase this very compact USB to Tip-Ring-Sleeve
1/8 (3.5mm) jack device.
Also it's highly recommended to use Windows Google
Chrome and make a dedicated shortcut on your
Desktop with the properties:
This will run Google Chrome without any of the
extensions you've installed!
However there is also a new addition to their
interfaces called CW Hotline
which is a WiFi connected CW tool. CW Hotline was
designed to provide a way to key a remote radio station in CW
mode, but can be also used as a private Morse code link to
friends. Think “The Bat Phone” for CW. It is available with
either a built in straight key or paddles, or neither if only
external keys will be used. Once it is configured with the local
WiFi information, just power up, it will link with selected
peers and be ready to send and receive.
NEW - CW Widget.
Developed by AD7I. CW Widget provides several features of
interest to those learning International Morse Code.
First, it implements a multi-function electronic keyer,
providing Iambic Mode-A, Iambic Mod-B, Mode C and Mode D.
Mode C (my term) is an electronic keyer that is
non-iambic. In mode C, once a paddle contact is closed the
other paddle contact is ignored until the first contact is open
and the trailing spacing element has completed. Mode D (my
term) is best described as “Bug Mode”, in that the left paddle
produces dots and the right paddle functions as a straight
key. Left handed paddle operation for all of the modes
above is accommodated via a user controlled configuration
change. And there is a conventional straight key input for
either a straight key or bug (without any electronic timing
assistance, other than switch-bounce suppression).
AD7I Morse pages: http://ad7i.net/main/morse-code/international-morse-cw/cw-training/
K4ICY - Great Page on Morse code. http://k4icy.com/cw.html
K4ICY also has a wonderful free spectrum guide (bandplan) that
will fit in your pocket. http://k4icy.com/bandplans.htm
Morse Code Oscillators - sine wave
K4ICY's "Pleasant Morse Code Oscillator" http://www.k4icy.com/weekend_radio_3tr-audio-amp.html
DU1ANV Code Oscillator Nice
Sine Wave Code Practice Oscillator from DU1ANV
Morse Code Ninja - https://morsecode.ninja/
"A Learning Approach to Achieve QRQ." This paper
introduces a one-year plan for studying high-speed CW. In
the paper we propose a method to increase your CW receiving
skills from 30 to 45 wpm. Please follow this link
to find the paper at the Morse Code Ninja website. [Thanks Terry
Kurt Zoglmann (AD0WE) and Jack Treloar (AA0IZ)]
MorseCode.World - https://MorseCode.World
Here you will find some of the best online resources for Morse
code. Whether you're here for fun, to learn Morse code or to
learn about Morse code, Dr. Stephen C. Phillips by
his years of making tools to create and translate Morse and
collecting Morse Code information aims to provide the resources
N1EA MORSE CODE ARCHIVE ON THE INTERNET ARCHIVE.
Browse and see what's there, many old recordings from the days
of commercial Morse code stations.
See some historic Morse recordings and key sending
The BEST email list for CW Morse Code, CW-Reflector, Subscribe:
or send an email to the CW list at [email protected]
I often get asked how to learn Morse
The answer of course is just listen to the sound
and repeat it often.
I found this TUTORIAL for Morse Code on
YouTube. It's eleven lessons.
The "HamWhisperer" (Andy, KE4GKP) announces the course on this blog:
Here are the YouTube links to the
CONVERT YOUTUBE VIDEOS TO AUDIO.
Youtube-dl and other programs can convert video to mp3 audio file.
Web based YouTube to mp3 converter, no registration, no limits to
For my blind friends and others who would like mp3 files of the
above 11 lessons and who use Linux, I recommend youtube-dl-mp3 to
download and convert to mp3. Probably the most accessible
distribution around is SLINT based on Slackware. It's
outstanding with graphical user interface and text mode command
line interface as well as preconfigured emacspeak! About
Download SLINT https://sourceforge.net/projects/slint/files/latest/download
Install youtube-dl-mp3 then for example change the first page into
an mp3 file by entering this command in terminal or console:
After a while - several minutes - you will have this file in your
'International Morse Code - Lesson 1.mp3'
If youtube-dl-mp3 is not available in your Linux distribution, you
can use youtube-dl which is usually supplied in the repositories.
Unfortunately youtube-dl adds part of the URL to the file name
while youtube-dl-mp3 does not.
To use youtube-dl easily, do this:
Enter this alias in your ~/.bash_aliases file:
alias yt='youtube-dl -x --audio-format mp3'
If you just entered the above command right now, you'll have to
start bash up again to have it recognize the alias "yt".
So open a terminal and enter "bash" and press ENTER.
Then enter this command:
So for example if you enter the command:
Give it some time and before long you will end up with a file
'International Morse Code - Lesson 1-OB1RUBwAvbE.mp3'
I don't know how to get rid of the part of the URL that is added
to the video name automatically, but you can move the file like
mv 'International Morse Code - Lesson 1-OB1RUBwAvbE.mp3'
'International Morse Code - Lesson 1.mp3'
I use vlc to play mp3 files but any mp3 player will work.
I will ask Andy if I can host audio files of the International
Morse Code Lessons if their is enough demand for them.
OTHER WAYS OF PRACTICE.
Buy a little shortwave radio but make sure it has SSB or
you will NOT be able to receive Morse signals , or use one
of the Web SDR (Software Defined Radio) web sites.
(Software Defined Radio) SITES.
The very first Web SDR was in Netherlands and it's still on the
WebSDR.org has a very good list of SDR receivers online: http://www.websdr.org/
has a massive list of Web SDRs to listen on: https://rx-tx.info/table-sdr-points
and they also has a map where you can see the locations of the
various Web SDR receivers. https://rx-tx.info/map-sdr-points
from Germany has a good list with some unique receivers not listed
Map view HERE.
W1TP's great information on SDR's here.