Morse Code Alphabet

How to learn Morse Code 

Morse Code is a communication language created by Samuel Morse (1791-1872) who invented the telegraph in 1836 with his assistant Alfred Vail. In 1844, Samuel Morse developed a code that assigned a set of dots of and dashes to each letter of the English alphabet and allowed for the simple transmission of complex messages across telegraph lines. The first Morse Code message “What hath God wrought ?” was sent from Washington to Baltimore in 1844.

Morse Code Poster

Samuel Morse

Morse Code American, Continental, International

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2 thoughts on “Morse Code Alphabet

  1. David Crandall

    There are also other Morse code characters for various languages with accent marks etc.:
    ÃO ••-•- (ua) (Portuguese)
    Á acute or •–•- (ak) (Spanish)
    Å corona or •–•- (ak) (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish)
    À grave or •–•- (ak) (French, Italian)
    Ã tilde or •–•- (ak) (Portuguese)
    Â circumflex •–•- (ak) or
    Â circumflex •-•- (aa)
    Ą hook or •-•- (aa) (Polish)
    Ä umlaut or •-•- (aa) (German, Finnish, Swedish)
    Ă breve or •-•- (aa) (Romanian)
    Æ ligature or •-•- (aa) (Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese)
    Ç cedille •-•- (aa) or
    Ç cedille or -•-•• (ce) (French, Portuguese, Turkish)
    Ć acute or -•-•• (ce) (Polish, Croatian)
    Ĉ circumflex -•-•• (ce) (Esperanto)
    Č caron -•–• (kn) (Croatian)
    CH —- (mm) (French, Portuguese, German)
    CZ —• (oe) (Polish)
    DŽ –•-• (gn) (Croatian)
    Ð eth ••–• (ep) (Icelandic, Faroese)
    Đ stroke -••– (dm) (Croatian) or
    Ð stroke ••-•• (id) (Croatian)
    È grave •-••- (ex) (French, Italian)
    Ë diaresis or ••-•• (el)
    Ę hook or ••-•• (el) (Polish)
    É acute ••-•• (el) (French, Spanish)
    Ê circumflex -••-• (xe) (French)
    Ğ breve or –•-• (gn) (Turkish)
    Ĝ circumflex –•-• (gn) (Esperanto)
    Ĥ circumflex —- (mm) (Esperanto) (new) or
    Ĥ circumflex -•–• (kn) (Esperanto) (old)
    I dotless •-••- (lt) (Turkish)
    Ï diaeresis -••– (dm)
    Ì grave or •—• (je) (Italian)
    Ĵ circumflex or •—• (je) (Esperanto)
    LJ •—• (je) (Croatian)
    Ł slashed •-••- (lt) (Polish)
    Ń acute or –•– (gm) (Polish)
    Ñ tilde or –•– (gm) (Spanish)
    NJ or –•– (gm) (Croatian)
    NY –•– (gm) (Hungarian)
    ÕES or —• (oe) (Portuguese)
    Ó acute or —• (oe) (Spanish)
    Ô circumflex or —• (oe) (French)
    Ò grave or —• (oe) (Italian)
    Ö umlaut or —• (oe) (German, Finnish, Icelandic, Swedish, Turkish)
    Ō macron ••–• (ep) (Estonian)
    Ø slashed —• (oe) (Danish, Norwegian, Faroese)
    Ś acute •••-••• (sb) (Polish)
    Ŝ circumflex •••-• (sn) (Esperanto)
    Š caron —•- (oa) (Croatian) or
    Š caron or —- (mm)
    Ș comma or —- (mm) (Romanian)
    Ş hook —- (mm) (Turkish) or
    Ş hook •–•• (pe) (Turkish)
    SZ -•-•- (ct) (Polish)
    ẞ ess-tzet •••–•• (sz) or (German)
    ẞ ess-tzet ••• ••• s s (German)
    Þ thorn •–•• (pe) (Icelandic)
    Ŭ breve or ••– (ut) (Esperanto)
    Û circumflex or ••– (ut) (French)
    Ù grave or ••– (ut) (Italian)
    Ü umlaut or ••– (ut) (German, Finnish)
    Ź acute or –••- (zt) (Polish)
    Ž caron –••- (zt) (Croatian)
    Ż dot –••-• (zn) (Polish)
    ¿ inverted question mark ••-•- (ua) (Spanish)
    ¡ inverted exclamation point –•••- (za) (Spanish)

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