March 19, 2013

The Ham Whisperer: Morse Code Course

I recently learned of the The Ham Whisperer: Morse Code Course: lessons for the International Morse Code Course.  This free course is a fun way to learn Morse code.

Morse Code with a straight key is fun!

I really enjoyed lesson one.  The video pace was slow enough that I could keep up without issue and fast enough that I didn't lose interest.  I particularly liked the positive reinforcement of the association between the letter and the Morse code equivalent.  For example, while learning the letter "E" a voice would speak the letter "E" after the Morse code "dit" while the screen displayed a large, "E".  This approach worked for me very well.

The duration of the lesson was also about right with enough practice to learn three letters while short enough to again keep the student's attention.

So if you are looking for help to learn Morse code do check out The Ham Whisperer.

Good DX and 73, NJ2X