Learn the words to learn the language
Learning the characters of Morse Code is just the start. Letters make up the words, but words make up the language.
I practice copying random words in morse code regularly. Along with actually getting on the air and having QSOs it's a crucial to learn common words in order to be comfortable copying ragchews, outside of standard exchanges.
The following videos contain the top 100 English words along with the text of the words at different speeds up to 38 wpm. At the higher speeds you will find that the characters disappear and you begin to only hear words.
I hope you find this instructive.
38 WPM -- Rock On!
That's all for now...
So lower your power and raise your expectations
Great idea! I need to get my speed up. I topped out at about 17 receive, and over 20 sending with my J-38 that I've used since 1960. Sporadic periods of operation keep me down.ReplyDelete