Morse Code Videos

I’ll post a few of my favourite Morse Code videos here.

US Navy morse training film – 1944

This film teaches the American style of sending, with the elbow on the desk and a lightweight key. This is how I learned to send morse, but it is not everyone’s favourite method. In the British style, a much more substantial key is mounted at the front edge of the desk. I now use both styles just for variety.

US Army morse training film

Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 – 02/28/1964)

Amateur radio morse traffic net – 1998

As a young ham in the early 1970s I used to check into a traffic net every evening to send and receive messages. Of course this was back when long-distance telephone calls were very expensive, and a “free” telegram service had a certain appeal. Here’s a behind the scenes look at a very well organised net control station (wow, two typewriters!)

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