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F19_Orheim
09-08-2006, 11:09 AM
just curious, how many of you guys are "fluent" in Morse code?

han freak solo
09-08-2006, 11:17 AM
I saw it in the boyscouts a couple of times 30 years ago. Tried it with friends on 2-way radios. We thought we were secret agents or something.

Real use? None. Fluent? Not at all, ever.

MEGILE
09-08-2006, 11:18 AM
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F19_Orheim
09-08-2006, 11:24 AM
You nice? ??

Well I did my military service in the navy (ice breaker in late 80ies) and during my 15 months service i got brainwashed with it. I still can easily receive 100/min, and I never practice. It is in my bone marrow forever (NOT light morse, that's ga**http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)

Even though it is not in commercial use anymore (those Russian civilian ships needeing icebreaker assictance were amazing), there must be a few of you who learned morse.. just curious.

T_O_A_D
09-08-2006, 11:34 AM
I once got myself to copy up to 13 wpm to get my Ham radio Genral class a few years ago and haven't fooled with it since. If I had a good reason too, I might brush up again.

F19_Orheim
09-08-2006, 11:44 AM
OK, wpm, we measured in Letters /min.. I think that 20 Wpm equals 100 letter / min . At best i copied 140 letters/min (28wpm?). . But that was after 3-4 hours practice every day for 6 months. I tell you, I was dreaming morse.

here is 30 WPM
http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/morse/081530WPM.mp3

There are some sites out there where you can re-learn morse or practice your skill. No immediately use maybe but it is a great way to practice you concentration level.

I remembered sitting in class receving morse for 5 -10 minutes in row with the teacher banging on drums, shouting and singing songs in the background, just for us to practice how to concentrate in a loud environment

Fox_3
09-08-2006, 12:27 PM
Was on 11 wpm when I demobbed in 93. Never used it since.

I found the alphabet and numbers easy to pick up. Barred characters, and the Q and Z codes were another matter.

BSS_CUDA
09-08-2006, 12:44 PM
I used to be when I was in the Navy 25 years ago http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif I used to be fluent in Semaphore also. but alas. old age has caught up with me. not even sure I can spell my name anymore http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

slipBall
09-08-2006, 01:46 PM
Originally posted by Megile:
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translated = Do you fly with a scarf?

T_O_A_D
09-08-2006, 03:23 PM
Actually "Do you fly with a scarf?"

Would look like this.

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Most I can tell his is

YO(Scrible miss key here)ICE

Like Orheim I think he ment You Nice?


Originally posted by slipBall:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Megile:
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translated = Do you fly with a scarf? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

mortoma1958
09-08-2006, 10:14 PM
Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
I once got myself to copy up to 13 wpm to get my Ham radio Genral class a few years ago and haven't fooled with it since. If I had a good reason too, I might brush up again. Me too, got my General and Advanced class license for Ham/Amatuer
radio in 1996. Still know the code but could not do it very fast unless I practiced again. Maybe 5 words per minute or so. Don't use it, you lose it.

WTE_Ibis
09-09-2006, 03:17 AM
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Originally posted by BSS_CUDA:
I used to be when I was in the Navy 25 years ago http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif I used to be fluent in Semaphore also. but alas. old age has caught up with me. not even sure I can spell my name anymore http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

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Old age seems to have caught up with your stick too m8. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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F19_Orheim
09-09-2006, 03:41 AM
Originally posted by mortoma1958:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
I once got myself to copy up to 13 wpm to get my Ham radio Genral class a few years ago and haven't fooled with it since. If I had a good reason too, I might brush up again. Me too, got my General and Advanced class license for Ham/Amatuer
radio in 1996. Still know the code but could not do it very fast unless I practiced again. Maybe 5 words per minute or so. Don't use it, you lose it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That is what is so strange, I haven't lost it. It sits so deep after that brainwashing period. I havent been using morse since 1989, but once and awhile, every 3 years or so, I test myself and I still end up at around 20WPM.

Morse is not a requirement any more for HAM cert in Sweden. Is that also the case over there?

Jambock_Dolfo
09-09-2006, 06:06 AM
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-dolfo

F19_Orheim
09-09-2006, 06:11 AM
Originally posted by Jambock_Dolfo:
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SeaFireLIV
09-09-2006, 06:32 AM
Originally posted by Jambock_Dolfo:
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-dolfo

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Jambock_Dolfo
09-09-2006, 06:41 AM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jambock_Dolfo:
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-dolfo

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-dolfo

Haigotron
09-09-2006, 09:00 AM
im no army boy...do they still use it nowadays?

mortoma1958
09-09-2006, 09:48 AM
Originally posted by F19_Orheim:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mortoma1958:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
I once got myself to copy up to 13 wpm to get my Ham radio Genral class a few years ago and haven't fooled with it since. If I had a good reason too, I might brush up again. Me too, got my General and Advanced class license for Ham/Amatuer
radio in 1996. Still know the code but could not do it very fast unless I practiced again. Maybe 5 words per minute or so. Don't use it, you lose it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That is what is so strange, I haven't lost it. It sits so deep after that brainwashing period. I havent been using morse since 1989, but once and awhile, every 3 years or so, I test myself and I still end up at around 20WPM.

Morse is not a requirement any more for HAM cert in Sweden. Is that also the case over there? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>The reason some lose it is because we might not have used it day in, day out for years like you did. It did not get ingrained into our long-term memory. I simply studied hard until I could pass at 13WPM, passed the test, then promptly quit using it. But that's only a speedwise loss, I still remember the code itself and can do it at low speed.

Friendly_flyer
09-09-2006, 04:35 PM
I used it a bit in boyscouts, but it never stuck. My first aid is still up to scratch, though.

Jungmann
09-09-2006, 10:02 PM
Rit dah.