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Thread: Morse Machine questions

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Posted: 2019-10-31 20:37
So I have been using the MM. I like it but I don't fully understand how it works, even having read the information off site. What are the columns for over each char and what is the green color for? If this is automatic how do I convince my new Morse overlord that I am worthy of moving to the next lesson?

Posted: 2019-11-02 08:53

the green bars above each character start at "100%", i.e.. completely green and get smaller each time you successfully copied this particular character. The longer the green bar, the more likely it is that this character will be picked as the next one.
This ensures that characters that are difficult for you are sent more often.

You may want to reset the bars once in a while (all back to 100%), but especially when moving from one lesson to the next it is useful to have the new character played much more often than the old ones.

Currently there's no automatic switch to the next lesson. To be honest, I forgot about implementing this and over the years nobody complained. So you need to decide for yourself when you're ready to move to the next lesson.

In my experience, the MorseMachine is a great way to practice instant letter recognition and it's a bit of a gamification which probably makes it the least frustrating training method offered on this site.


Posted: 2019-11-19 13:36
What a great tool, it would be perfect it could progress the user lessons automatically!

Posted: 2019-11-19 15:39
When you switch to next lesson, automatically a full 100% green line is added. It should degrade 10% after each correct character so it is reduced to 10% after 28 correct answers. Because n*ln(0.9)=ln(0.1) with n the number of correct answers.

However it stimulates due to free thinking time intermediate gimmicks in decoding, such like a Y is a soldier changing steps, like US army demonstrates on you tube in historical picture.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li8Hiwbc664 Very dangerous. You have to learn immediate decoding of the sound, without thinking and use of such intermediate gimmicks.

Posted: 2019-11-21 16:51
I'd like the ability to reorder the character sequence. As I am interested in DXing and not ragchewing, I don't care about period, equal, etc. and would study them last, if at all. I'd also like to be able to select which characters I study. I suppose there is a work-around for this.

Posted: 2019-11-22 00:41
No sequence is fixed. All characters are needed for DXing, except . and ,
= is often used as separator in nearly every qso.

Posted: 2019-11-23 12:15
As I am interested in DXing and not ragchewing, I don't care about period, equal, etc. ...

As wim2 mentioned, you will need eqal as paragraph separator. Komma and period do not interfere with your learning progress. They are very easy to read, because, they are long and have an ear-catching rhythm.

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