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Old 05-05-2014, 22:11   #1
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Learning code: Morse vs. Tap

After many frustrating years trying to learn Morse, it dawned on me that tap code is easier and, while slower, probably more effective in an emergency situation.

Like learning a foreign language I can speak it (send), but have a hard time understanding the answer (receiving). In Spanish, I can ask where the bathroom is, but if it's two doors south of cousin Pedro's grandma's house near the pig stables, I'll be dancing in the calle in short order.

Then I realized that TC is more quickly learned and can still be sent by on-off methods, CW, heliograph, etc. Add to that the fact that texting has led to, "OMG, YGTBSM, U R my BFF!" style of communicating. When the SHTF, perhaps knowing TC is the way to go.

73s.

Pat
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