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A88047679 - Morse Code - a Method of Communication

Post 1

SashaQ - happysad

Entry: Morse Code - a Method of Communication - A88047679
Author: SashaQ - happysad - U9936370

Here's a little Entry to fill a gap in the Edited Guide

smiley - ok _ _ _ smiley - spacesmiley - space _ . _


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Post 2

Gnomon - time to move on

Hi Sasha

Do you think it might be good to give tables showing Morse's original code and the modern International code?

Have you heard of Bubblish? There used to be a few h2g2 Researchers who posted only in Bubblish. It took me about five years to realise that Bubblish was in fact morse code laid out in bubbles.


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Post 3

SashaQ - happysad

Hi Gnomon - thanks for reading smiley - ok

Good suggestion to include a table of the codes indeed smiley - ok I shall work on that shortly smiley - ok

I have encountered Bubblish, yes smiley - ok That's probably something to mention in the Entry, too, that 'dots' and 'dashes' can be different shapes as well as being audible, etc smiley - ok


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Post 4

SashaQ - happysad

I've added the table, mentioned Bubblish, and added more to the end of the Entry smiley - ok


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Post 5

Gnomon - time to move on

That looks great!


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Post 6

SashaQ - happysad

Thank you smiley - biggrin


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Post 7

Recumbentman

I've always wondered whether there is any logic to the choice of symbols, or failing that, whether there is a helpful system of mnemonics.

In my schooldays I made up a list of mnemonics, connecting the longer symbols with their shorter components, such as NIB, FIN, PAN, JAM and so on.
NI=B .-..
F=IN ..-.
P=AN .--.
J=AM .---

Q=MA --.- so I remembered "you have to queue for Ma"
L is .-.. so I thought of "get out of it" (or "go to L")
X=NA so I thought of "aN AXe"
Can't remember what I did for C but now we have CNN...
Aso Z is MIZ


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Post 8

Recumbentman

smiley - erm NI=B -...

D is "Dad did it" -..

U is EAU ..-

and so on


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Post 9

SashaQ - happysad

smiley - ok

Yes, when I was adding the table to the Entry, I wondered if there were any pattern. The shortest letters make ETINAM smiley - laugh

Good set of mnemonics - those help with learning indeed smiley - ok


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Post 10

Bluebottle

That's handy if you want to say 'Man me mate name Matt, am at matinée - meet team Tina et Mina at nammet time eat meat et tea?'

Quite why you would want to say that is another question.

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Post 11

SashaQ - happysad

smiley - laughsmiley - ok

Fascinating indeed that 'nammet time' can be transmitted so quickly! You may well have found the logic behind the choice of symbols smiley - laughsmiley - oksmiley - porkpie


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