Morse Code, It Could Save Your Life
Modern technology has launched our
methods of communication far beyond what might have been comprehensible
just a few years ago. The microprocessor has literally changed the
world in almost every sense. No matter how far away a target audience
may be, chances are great that you can reach them with your message.
Cell phone technology and the internet may appear to have replaced all
other methods of communication, but don't be fooled into complacency.
What would happen when the power grid
fails or a backup generator runs out of fuel? How would you communicate
without the modern and necessary convenience of electricity? You may
never be without your cell phone, but chances are that at one time or
another you forgot or misplaced the charger. Inevitably the battery
will go dead. Without the added skill of Morse code, you may find
yourself stuck in an undesirable location and no means to gain the
attention of those in a position to assist you.
Imagine being aboard a ship stranded
at sea with a failed generator and dead batteries. There's another ship
on the distant horizon, but without a functional radio, how could you
establish communication with them? If you happen to have a decent
flashlight, chances are great that you could send them a message and
avert total disaster. With a few simple clicks on the flashlight, you
could transmit the message above and very well receive the help you
need to get out of harm's way.
Morse code may be an old technology,
but it has survived the test of time because it remains an effective
method of communication. With a personal knowledge of Morse code, you
can communicate with a global community of ham radio operators; people
trained to “get the message through” in harsh and disastrous
situations. Learning how to transmit and receive messages in Morse code
is a beneficial skill and very well could be used to save your life,
the life of someone you love, or even a complete stranger in a far away
Communicating with Morse code can
also be entertaining and bring new and interesting people into your
life. With a rather simple amateur radio setup and an FCC exam based on
an easy to learn question pool,
(Click Here) you could begin communicating with people from around
the globe. Many radio operators enjoy coming into contact with new
people and are willing to help tutor others in the skill. As with all
new skills, Morse code does require practice, but a commitment to learn
the phonetic alphabet helps keep your mind sharp, can even impress
friends and neighbors and could be called upon by the authorities
should the need arise for your valuable skill.
The dots and dashes that comprise the
fundamental Morse code have served generations as an invaluable method
of reliable and precise communication. It may seem such a simple,
passing technology, but it is a vital part of our history. If you take
the time to learn it, you could very well be a personal custodian of
the global treasure that is Morse code.