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Some of you may or may not know that I have held a full UK Amateur Radio licence for over 40 years. I’m going gradually to talk about the hobby in my Blog and start to create a webpage about my interest in Amateur Radio.
Today I’m going to briefly cover Morse Code.
Morse Code what is it ?. Morse code was invented during the 1830’s by Samuel F.B. Morse. Morse Code uses an arrangement of dots, dashes and spaces to represent letters of the alphabet, numbers and punctuation marks. Below are two examples of Morse keys. The key on the right is a straight key, you press the black knob up and down to send the dots and dashes (or dits and dahs). The key on the left is a paddle key, you press the left red paddle to get a dit and the right red paddle to get a dah.
Two Begali Morse keys. On the left is a Begali Simplex paddle key and on the right is a Begali Blade straight key.