Is Morse Code Still Relevant and Useful?

Dec 05, 2016 - 0 comments



Keeping with the theme of beneficial skills, and specifically ways to communicate with people in emergency situations. This time we are going to talk about Morse Code and its usefulness.

 Morse Code was developed in the 1830's by Samuel Morse as a system of communication using sets of dots and dashes to be used in conjunction with the telegraph, which Morse also helped invent in 1837. Since its invention Morse Code has been adopted for use by many groups such as Military, Maritime, Aviation, Medical, Amateur Radio, and Survivalists to name a few. 

The idea of using this form to communicate is not a new one, but the idea of learning it to use for prepping relatively is. For preppers and survivalists the idea of being able to communicate over long distances with others is a key tool and skill to have, and literally could mean the difference between life and death. A skill in which the benefits are countless, however a few of the biggest are not many people know how to use it so communicating via Morse Code is more secure, it's easier to filter out background noise making it ideal for high noise and low signal environments, does not rely on digital signal, works over long distances, and perhaps the biggest benefit of Morse Code is it's versatility. Morse Code can be communicated both visually and audibly with the use of such equipment as mirrors, smoke, flashlights, C.B. radios, HAM radios,or walkie talkies.

In short, there are many ways to communicate out there but not many can stand up to the importance of Morse Code. Not only is Morse Code still relevant in our lives and society, but it could arguably still be the most useful form of communication a person could have.

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