Re: Webelos have morse code question
Thu, 27 Oct 1994 15:13:21 PDT
> ... tried writing morse code messages but when we tried to decode them
> we could not tell where one letter ended and another letter began.
In real communications, the pause between letters is simply larger than the
pause between single dots or dashes of one letter. Words are deliminated by a
slightly longer pause.
However, I have sofar never experienced boy scouts or webelos beeing able to
With scout to scout communication we usually waited and acknowledged each
single letter. Dot for understood, dash for not understood. We also used a
word-end sign, something like ii. Even the slow way is hard for boy scouts. I
found that scouts have a hard time to gasp that a receiver sends "-" for "I
didn't understand" but the sender sends "......." for "I made a mistake".
If "write" actually implies paper: Use a slash / between letters and a double
slash // between words. Leave enough space between the lines so that the
scouts can write the decoded text on the same sheet of paper
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City