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Thread: Morse-classic (Linux): a crude but effective Morse Trainer

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Posted: 2018-05-03 18:23
I was playing with my Linux Mint installation and I found a very small program that runs in text mode only, called simply "morse" but also called morse-classic in other environments.

$ sudo apt-get install morse

Project page:

Hasn't been updated for ages but it still works. It could probably be compiled for other operating systems.

It has a lot of options:

For example

$ morse -r -s -w 20

Will just generate random letters and you have to type the right one. If you fail, it will beep and display the correct letter.

$ morse -s -T -d < Documents/k7qo_code_course/099.txt

This will feed the program from K7QO practice text files and again you will have to recognize the right word.

One can feed a bigger text file or a practice text file downloaded from the ARRL for example.

I'm sure there are gazillions of other options.

I'll be using this application alongside LCWO.

Posted: 2018-05-03 23:56
Cool! It might be worth noting that the underlying program that helps make LCWO work (ebook2cw) can also run on Linux. http://fkurz.net/ham/ebook2cw.html

There is a debian package for it in the repo. A GUI UI is also available. All useful tools.

Posted: 2018-05-06 11:47
I urge everybody to try it out. It might well run on Windows 10 with the Linux subsystem:

For example I'm currently running it like this:

$ morse -r -s -d -R 22 -C 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.=1234'

This will generate random notes from all letters, numbers 1-4 plus "." and "=".

Posted: 2018-05-08 17:25
A screenshot here:

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