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All You Really Need to Know About Morse Code

All You Really Need to Know About Morse Code

Morse code is one of the oldest forms of modern communication. The set of “dits” and “das” that correspond with the American alphabet were used before the telephone, and certainly long before email and text messages, to communicate messages across the country and eventually the world. While it has long been demoted by many different forms of more modern communication, it still remains as a vital communcation skill that every survivalist should have a handle on. Does this mean you need to get out there and memorize how to speedily send long, descriptive messages in morse code right away? Not […]

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Morse Code (Infographic)

Morse Code (Infographic)

Morse code was developed in the 1830’s to transmit language over the then new telegraph.  The basic premise of Morse code is similar to binary code, using on and off.  The main difference is that Morse code has a “long on”, represented as a dash, and a “short on”, represented by a dot, with blank space between letters and words. Communication technology has come a long way since then, yet we all know that SOS means.  It is the internationally recognized signal for distress.  While learning the whole alphabet in Morse code could come in handy, knowing SOS is by […]

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