"TEACH4" MORSE CODE LEARNING SOFTWARE

1. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

THIS PROGRAM WILL ONLY RUN ON A PC WITH WIN 95 OR HIGHER OPERATING SYSTEM, WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION FOR THE DOWNLOAD, AND A SOUND CARD WITH SPEAKERS. FILE SIZE IS APPROXIMATELY 550K.

2. INSTALLATION

Using your internet browser, please click here.

READ & Scroll down the text page to “Learning the Morse Code”

Click on this link:

Morse teaching programme

The file name to be downloaded is “Instal Teach4.exe”.

Download this file and save it to a known location in your PC directory structure (such as a My Downloads).

When the download is complete, go to the file – it will be named “Instal Teach4”.

Click on the file and it will self install on your computer in your Programs directory.

3. OPERATION

Open Teach4. You should see the following screen:

Figure 1.

Set Code Speed at 3.

Set Farnsworth Character speed to 12. This is the character speed requirement for the exam and so should be left at 12.

Set Audio Frequency to 800Hz, but you can adjust to your liking.

Read "Quick Instructions"

Click on "Start Teach", "Start Sending". A green bar graph will appear per Figure 2.

Figure 2.

Teach will start sending letters etc. You type the letter on your keyboard as soon as you recognize it. It will repeat the letter perhaps 3 times so that you get to recognize the sound. It will then move on to a new letter. The bar graph will "measure" how well you are doing. It will then move on to a new letter.

ASSOCIATE LETTER WITH THE SOUND - NOT THE NUMBER OF DIT's and DAH's.

Once you know the numbers, alphabet and punctuation, you can try the Practice Text which sends a plain language (rather than random text) passage. Click on the LOAD PRACTICE TEXT button and choose from many passages. You can go slower than 3 wpm by clicking on the ADVANCED menu and selecting SLOWMODE. If you get an error message; just click OK. Enter your desired code speed in the CODE SPEED field, e.g. 1, and then click the SEND TEXT button. It may be a minute or so before you hear the text as 1 wpm is very slow!

Increase the Code Speed with time. Suggest 1 word per minute per week so that you go from 1 wpm to 7 to 8 wpm prior to the exam. This provides good margin for the 5 wpm test. Leave Farnsworth speed at 12.


This page last updated: 2012-11-14