LEARNING MORSE CODE BY SOUND...THE CORRECT WAY!
NOT BY SIGHT...THE WRONG WAY
NEVER, NEVERUSE THOSE OLD DOT n DASH CHARTS
Morse Code Charts below courtesy of W4DON
Number --- Morse Sound
Punctuation Morse Sound Sounds Like
Prosigns Sounds Like Use or meaning
editor: Learning Morse Code by "sound" is the only method
that works for building code copy speed! When you hear Morse Code on your
reciever, and you want to be able to convert what your ears hear to
understandable letters, numbers, etc, then by eliminating
all of the wrong methods you may have learned, you increase the
"processing" time of your brain tremendously! When you hear "di-dah" you
will know instantly that this was the letter A. Not one dit or
dot and one dah or dash = A.
If you try to do the "brain conversion" any other way than by sound, then while your brain is "processing" the wrong way, several other Morse code characters have passed you by and you are lost. You missed several characters and they are gone!
To increase your copy speed, you must be able
to instantly convert the rhythm of the sounds you
hear to understandable copy. Trying to count the dots and
dashes, then visually "picture" them from a dot dash "chart" in
your brain and then converting them to understandable copy will
surely slow you down. Learning Morse code by sound (the rhythm or
pattern of the sound), like it was a musical note, is the only way to
learn Morse code. After you are very proficient, which comes from much
practice, you will hear entire words rather than just a
bunch of di's and dah's strung together!