What is an iambic paddle?

What is an iambic paddle?

Iambic keying involves squeezing both paddles – the first paddle to make contact sends its element (dit or dah) immediately followed by the opposite element. This continues as long as one or both paddles are squeezed. This allows many CW characters to be sent more efficiently.

What is a CW keyer?

The keyer turns any contact closure into a perfectly formed dit or dah and keys the transmitter as if it were a straight key. Most transceivers have a built-in keyer or you can buy stand-alone keyers. There are two kinds of electronic keyer paddles: single-lever and dual-lever, both shown here.

How do you say hi in Morse code?

Dot dot. 4 dots for H, 2 dots for I.

What is a Vibroplex bug?

Vibroplex or mechanical bug keys have been used for many years. They were the first form of automated key and they were able to produce a series of dots when the lever or paddle was moved to the right.

What is Cootie Morse key?

A “cootie” or “sideswiper” is a bit like a straight key but turned on its side so that the motion is not up and down but rather side to side. However, a cootie is at rest in the middle (where the switch is open) but can be pushed either to the left or to the right (where the switch is closed).

What is a bug keyer?

A “bug” or “semi-automatic” key is the most complex electro-mechanical key. It has the advantage over the cootie in that it assists the operator in sending well-formed streams of dits.

How do you do Morse code?

Step 2: Set up the Morse keyboard

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap System. Languages & input.
  3. Tap Virtual keyboard. Gboard.
  4. Tap Languages. English (U.S.).
  5. Swipe right through the options, and then tap Morse code.
  6. Tap Done.

How do you get Morse code?

There are many ways to learn to send and receive the Morse code very successfully:

  1. Using a Morse code tutor.
  2. Use our YouTube Video series (see below).
  3. Learning the characters by saying them.
  4. Listening to general Morse code transmissions over the radio.
  5. Listening to special practice slow Morse transmissions.