The reliable path to becoming a Morse Code expert

The reliable path to becoming a Morse Code expert!


to the professional app for telegraphist beginners or to freshen up dusty knowledge:


  visitors sins January, 1st, 2021

Last update: January 24th, 2021

Notes of the author in italics!


Samuel Finnley-Breeze Morse

The inventor of the Morse-Code

  Born April 27 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1791 - Died April 2, 1872 in New York


  In the year 1837 

Good to know: Samuel Finnley-Breeze Morse was an American inventor and professor of painting, sculpture and drawing. Morse developed from 1837 the first usable Writing telegraph (Morse apparatus). Together with his colleague Alfred Vail, Morse also created an early form, later known as Land Line Code or American Morse Code. Thus Morse created the practical conditions for a reliable electrical telegraphy, as it was used a little later. (Text: Wikipedia)

Morse code 1837 until today

No less than 6 versions preceded the current modern version changes in the representation of certain characters, but especially supplements depending on the application determined the composition of the alphabets. Virtually all signs have changed since the original version once or several times. 

  The first telegraph dispatch dated May 24, 1844

 May 24, 1844. The very first telegraphy-transmission at all: 

 "What hath God wrought", was successfully transmitted by wire from Washington to Baltimoore Station. See original paper stripe (detail) of the message (image above).

The iMorsix Morse font Telegraphy

The Morse code set for amateur radio consists of 45 +1 characters.

The amateur Morse code set includes 45 +1 characters. 

Of course, the Morse Disease Extended Character Set is included in iMorsix according to the table -  since a short time with @ .

Morse code adjustments over time:

The fact that even in adverse circumstances with very little transmission energy to make large distances and reliably transmit messages has fascinated for 200 years!


Guglielmo Marconi 

The inventor of the wireless telegraphy

Role model for all future telegraph operators: 

Never give up! 

Guglielmo Marconi

Born April 25, 1874 in Bologna, died July 20, 1937 in Rome

 Inventor of the "Wireless Telegraphy"

May 13th, 1897, 60 years after the invention of the Morse Code, first successful outdoor attempt: the Morse code had traveled about 3 miles wirelessly between the English coast near Cardiff and the nearby island of "Flat Holmes" - a new record at the time. 

Two witnesses were present: The English chief engineer of the post office and **Electrical physicist Prof. Adolf Slavy, an envoy of the German emperor Wilhelm II. 

**At the meeting at the time, Marconi could hardly hide his distrust... Was Slavy a spy?

The honor of Marconi in 1909: The Nobel Prize in Physics. 


A very interesting film below about "The invisible net" (Wireless transmission of electronic (Morse-) impulses): Subtitled in English. (about 43 minutes)

PC User: To start the film click the white arrow in the lower left corner! Note: Subtiled in English-language, generated automatically by Youtube-system. Sorry about the interpretation!

Sources: Film open link from Youtube, images: Wikipedia. 

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