Morse Code Instruction
Now, Morse code used to be the only means of access onto the HF (Shortwave) bands years ago, things have changed now and this is no longer a requirement. Many thought that this would be the end of Morse code, but they were wrong.
Morse Code is as used today as it has ever been. Many amateurs around the world still operate Morse as their preferred mode of communication. You will be surprised how far a simple morse signal will go and very little power, lets face it, using a flash light and morse code will travel for miles.
So, if you are interested in learning Morse code, you have come to the right place.
WRAA members run Morse code training, normally during the winter months as it is easier to commit time when the sun isn't calling for you to go outside. There are various ways in which we teach morse, such as:
On the air Training:
This is normally done using 2m VHF FM. The instructors use an oscillator near to the microphone to send the Morse Live on air so that everyone can receive it. The students can then read back using thier 2m transceivers. Obviously this only works if you already have your license. Once the students have gained enough experience in receiving, then they will transmit their morse back to the group fro decoding. It normally takes around 6-10 weeks to pick up morse code and send and receive comfortably at 12 words per minute.
On the Internet Training:
This is exactly how it sounds and is open to everyone, both licensed and unlicensed people. Normally Skype or teamspeak is used in conference format so that everyone can hear at the same time.
One on One tuition:
Ok, so maybe one on one tuition is the wrong term, but the instructors will send morse to the students while everyone is in the same room, basically running the same format at the other methods but without the radio or internet in the way.
If you are interested in learning morse, drop us an email using the contact form on this website, and we will be in touch.