Excellent. Thank you.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
On Behalf Of Gary Bold
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 7:25 PM
To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment
Subject: Re: [TenTec] wither CW
I wrote an interactive "audio only" Morse teaching program some time back,
which you might like to check out. It's downloadable from the last link on
This uses the soundcard, and teaches characters in an ordered sequence,
introducing new ones by considering the correctness of your keyboard
response to an audio character. Uses Farnsworth Morse, and implements the
basic Koch method.
It taught Morse to a lot of learners back in the days when we still had a
Morse test over here.
On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 12:08 PM, Richards <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 5/26/2010 6:02 PM, N4PY2 wrote:
> . It is best to learn sounds immediately and never learn the
> > sight of dots and dashes.
> YES... THAT IS WHAT I MEANT when I said I was
> trying very hard not to create any look-up tables
> or visual cheat sheets.
> BUT THAT IS VERY HARD TO DO because it is difficult
> to HEAR THE DIFFERENCES at first, and it helps to
> know exactly what you are listening to by knowing
> how many dits and dahs are involved... but I am
> resisting doing that even though the longer letters
> and numbers tend to blur into sound-alikes in my head
> because I don't want to hit the speed "wall" later on.
> Farnsworth spacing - Koch method.
> > The best way to learn code is with a computer program that teaches you
> > sounds immediately. You never have to do the double conversion. Your
> > will go up much faster when starting out this way.
> I am working with a computer program from FISTS
> and an old ARMY code course that uses only sounds
> to teach the characters. I like the Army course the
> best as it has the cleanest, best formed characters
> and I can hear the separate dits and dahs better,
> and the teaching technique is such that it pounds it
> into your head. The "instructor" on the record shouts
> at me like a Drill Sergeant barking instructions to
> new recruits. You PAY ATTENTION for sure.
> ========================== James - K8JHR =====================
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