Morse / Amateur Radio uses

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hawsey
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Morse / Amateur Radio uses

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Messing with the online emulator on my phone , I noticed the Airnav Pak which I loaded up out of curiosity. The Morse part took my attention which I selected but I got no sound . Does the emulator have sound ?
Are there any other Morse / amature radio programs or applications people know of ?
I'd like to have a simple contact logger as well so Callsign / frequency / date time / duration etc are there any existing programs that could be modified for that use ?
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MartinReid
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Morse Tutor and PfotoPAK

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J.D. Tarrants's Morse Tutor for LZ is a program for learning Morse code; and Jaap has a copy in this 'programs by others' section.... (here)

As for the 'contact logger' check out the PfotoPAK utility designed to let photographers record field data, although not amateur radio this could be adapted as a 'contact logger'... (here)

Always sincere
Martin
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Re: Morse / Amateur Radio uses

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Just tried the MORSE program in Interair Airnav, and it does have a sound output.
I have a P250, with Telecom pouch, red and yellow Datapacks, XP operating system on a datapack and Y2K patch ( so current date and time can be set correctly). Open to offers or swaps.
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Jape Emulator

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JAPE... Jaaps javascript psion emulator at the moment' doesn't output sound or print. I did read once that he was considering additions such as [cut] and [paste] OPL text input. So who knows in the future if he gets the urge that he won’t include Comms Link file transfers and printing along with sound. I still can't get over the contrast wheel it's fantastic.

And don't overlook the OPK File Editor for building packs that you can 'test' in Jape.

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hawsey
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Re: Morse / Amateur Radio uses

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Thanks Peter /Martin 👍
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Re: Morse / Amateur Radio uses

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The Morse program is now available on a 16k datapack. Listing it on eBay later today.
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Re: Morse / Amateur Radio uses

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Lepowerfulpierre wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:42 am The Morse program is now available on a 16k datapack. Listing it on eBay later today.
Peter that's great , I took my Psion to the radio club tonight with the Morse program on and the main CW / Morse guy fell in love with it . Thanks again .
Martin Hopefully I will be able to show them the logger working next week 👍.
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MartinReid
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Morse Code Tutor - First steps

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Dear All watching..

With the HamLog programme is in the final stages of BETA testing and in a recent communication Gary wondered if something like the Morse Code Tutor in the Interair Airnav, programme could be incorporated.
He then went on to say "I wish I had the time to learn programming"...

As for the the first point 'the Morse Code Tutor' how difficult could it be.

(1) Understand the Morse 'alphabet'
(2) Understand Morse Code Timing (Dots,Dashes,Spaces,Gaps,etc)
(3) Write a Function to convert and 'play' ASCII in Morse
(3a) Need to make the organiser BEEP like Morse
(4) Create a database of 'phrases'
(5) Write a programme to
(5a) Read a ASCII phrase
(5b) Play Morse of the phrase : User write's out the phrase as 'transmitted'
(5c) Input written phrase
(5d) Compare and output results

For Gary and others who might not be interested in the tutor programme but would like to try some programming, consider (3a) we need to get the organiser to 'sound like Morse code'. The following short programme can be typed directly it an Organiser (XP or (LZ where you can use Xtran)). Or Transferred via a Comm Link. You can select all and copy and paste into Windows Notepad to make it easier to read, remember to Save_As HLbeeps.OPL

Code: Select all

HLbeeps:
REM Morse Code Buzzer Beep Finder (your name and date)
REM You don't need to type the REM statements in to the Organiser
REM Manual references are to the Republished Programming Manual LZ
LOCAL X%,Y%,G%,LN$(16)
X%=100     :REM beep duration manual page 67
Y%=100     :REM beep frequency ditto
REM LN$ = LiNe $tring to be printed (16 characters)
LN$="Keys= ON "+CHR$(169)+CHR$(170)+CHR$(127)+CHR$(126)+" ST"
REM "1234567890123456"
REM "Keys= ON UDLR ST"
PRINT " Morse doT daSh ";LN$
PAUSE -100
CLS :PRINT LN$
KSTAT 1 :REM Set keyboard to CAPS: for G% values see Page 90
DO
 AT 1,2 :PRINT "X ";X%;"  "
 AT 9,2 :PRINT "Y ";Y%;"  "
 BEEP X%,Y%
 DO
  G%=GET
  IF G%=83 :BEEP X%*3,Y% :ENDIF  :REM daSh
  IF G%=84 :BEEP X%,Y%   :ENDIF  :REM doT
 UNTIL G%<83 OR G%>84      :REM G%= S or T daSh or doT
 IF X%>=32767 :X%=0 :ENDIF :REM check for INTEGER OVERFLOW
 IF Y%>=32767 :Y%=0 :ENDIF :REM Ditto
 IF G%=3 :X%=X%+1   :ENDIF :REM Up arrow
 IF G%=4 :X%=X%-1   :ENDIF :REM Down arrow
 IF G%=5 :Y%=Y%-1   :ENDIF :REM Left arrow
 IF G%=6 :Y%=Y%+1   :ENDIF :REM Right arrow
 REM PRINT "key= ";G% :REM LZ version only
UNTIL G%=1 OR G%=13 :REM G%= ON or EXE
When run you can cycle through the BEEP values to choose one that sounds most like transmitted Morse Code.

Sincerely Martin
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Re: Morse / Amateur Radio uses

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This looks ideal Martin .Eventually going to try type this in today 👍 many thanks .
Gary
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Re: Morse / Amateur Radio uses

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Re Rem statements , would I not need type in the line

"REM LN$ = LiNe $tring to be printed (16 characters"

Or is that part of the program please ?
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