The Basics of Morse Code

| October 28, 2013 |

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It’s very possible that your cell phone will cease to work in a disaster. This can happen because a nearby cell tower is damaged or destroyed. It can also happen when there’s an overflow of traffic in a short period of time causing the service to be slow or not work at all.

You will have to become creative in how you communicate with others. You may need to use Morse code to communicate with someone remotely and it’s a good idea to understand how to do it. In fact, Morse code is one way that the military uses to communicate so if you need to alert the government or authorities to your location in the event of needing to be rescued. Below is a chart breaking down the alphabet in Morse code.morsecode

The great thing about Morse code is that it can be done with any type of device. You can use a flashlight if you have the capability to turn it on and off consistently. You can use a simple tapping sound over a radio frequency. If you can make beeping noises with your mouth, that can be used to communicate with Morse code. Since the code is essentially a series of clicks or taps in a specific sequence you don’t need any special equipment to use it.

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