November 11, 2014

Experimenting with Arduino and Morse Code

Although learning Morse code is no longer required to achieve your foundation amateur radio license (in Australia) the practice of commiunicating with it is still quite popular and there's still a lot of CQ activity out there to enjoy. With this in mind, Chris Weatherford has demonstrated how to create Morse code with an Arduino - and generate the output with LEDs and a buzzer.

The process uses a neat Arduino sketch, a string of text is taken to individual characters- each of which are then converted to the memorable tones and then played. A customised version could be used for those repeated initial calls, or perhaps as part of a larger training application.

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