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Morse Code Sound and Lights

0.22MB. 59 audio & 0 images. Updated 2014-12-27.
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Morse Code: letters and numbers, punctuation, and prosigns. Cards will either flash light or play audio (not both on the same card). There are cards for signal-to-character (i.e. receive) and for character-to-signal (send). Flashing light plays at 8WPM (150ms dits) (numbers and letters only). Audio plays at 30WPM (38ms dits), 740Hz tone. The Farnsworth learning method suggests that you learn individual letters at high speed, and adjust the spaces between letters according to your ability. Audio files for other speeds are available at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g1g309446ziikrg/AaQe4S2ofA - unzip into the collection.media folder to replace the existing media files. Tagged for selective study - learn the monoelemental characters (all dots like E, I, S, H, 5 or all dashes like T, M, O, 0), then reversed pairs (like U ..- vs D -..) and inversed pairs (like U ..- vs G --.). That only leaves two letters (C and Z) to learn by rote!

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Text AA (prosign)
Sound [non-mp3 audio]
Character _AA
Tags 4Element prosign
Text I
Sound [non-mp3 audio]
Character I
Tags 2Element letter monoElement inverseIM vowel inversePair
Text 6
Sound [non-mp3 audio]
Character 6
Tags 5Element number

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on 1581185886
Hyphen sound is wrong.

Prosign (and abbreviation) meanings are not given.
on 1576119624
audio doesn't work in Linux or Android, and visual flashing seem only marginally useful... great work otherwise!
on 1568070963
Great, except that some of the sounds (notably things like BT and '=') are exactly the same when they shouldn't be, usually due to a lack of pause between the letters. Also, the ability to slow some of this down would seriously improve its usefulness for learning these symbols. On the complex punctuation ones, it's easy to just let it blur in your head and guess the answer.
on 1559158624
It's great, but prosigns should have the meaning also in there, since otherwise it feels like I'm learning a lot of random letter pairs that make no sense.
I'm adding them for myself, but it should have them by default.

Also that -...- thing mentioned before (- and = are both represented as =)
on 1551229751
Fantastic. Thanks for sharing this monumental work!!
on 1549306941
This deck is *mostly* great.

I found an error, though: it seems that "equals =" and "hyphen -" are both being represented (in sound and in visuals) as -...- but hyphen should be -....-
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on 1503100800
This is almost how you learn Morse Code!

Excellent deck!

The use of the four cards formats and the use of CSS, as opposed to GIFs, is just what learning Morse code needs.

The 'is almost' part in the title is dividing the cards into sub decks, at first, of numbers, letters, punctuation and prosigns. I believe this will make learning initially faster. But, once an individual's confidence in knowing the characters codes is sufficient the cards should be moved to the parent deck. Number and Letters first and when sufficient confidence is gained add punctuation until greater confidence results then add the prosigns to the parent deck. A part of learning is not just the presentation (format, sequence and styling) of information but also in the order of presentation in order to improve discernment first between types of information then between individuals pieces of information.

I have no doubt that the deck as it is can help people to learn Morse code. I only a cert that splitting up the decks 'may' decrease overall learning time
on 1469404800
Minor Changes

Very nice.

I have some localized changes. Once I've validated I'll try to make them available.

1. converted .wav to .mp3
2. separate left and right parenthesis
3. audio at 25 wpm rather then 30 wpm
4. augmented the pro-signs to say what they mean

The flashing visuals are not animated gifs but rather tricky css
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on 1420588800
Awesome deck, near perfect as of today's version

I think this one is currently the best deck to learn to **TRANSLATE** morse : morse is usually heard or seen, not read, so i think this is perfectly reasonnable to focus on learning "text vs non-text"

Useful prosign are given (copythis, wait, understood, break, ok, all received, new paragraph, newline, closing, end of contact), but i think it would be better if the "text" in the card could display its meaning (see above) instead of just saying "prosign"

Maybe you could tweak it a little for newcomers :
- remove the DO (shift to wabun), merge both BT and =, add + to the text of AR, add & to the text of AS
- use 20WPM by default **OR** add visual text (-.-.-) to help understand the visual/audio pattern (it's going really fast and quite hard to understand at 30WPM imho, especially on a portable device which might skip rendering frames)

Thanks a bunch
on 1416873600
Sound works

The sound works for me on Mac OS X and Ankidroid. The .gifs appeared to just be static black images but they're actually just not on a loop. Possibly better for learning.