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Month: April 2016

morse code in c

Well, its been a long time since I last wrote a blog post. I’ve set up a new site and moved over a few old posts, but I can’t seem to find the time to write up anything I’ve been working on.

A few weeks ago I passed my Technician, General, and Amateur Extra exams, so I am now officially a licensed amateur radio operator. I still don’t have a radio, but I did pick up two of the CW Pixie kits and built a 40m dipole.

 

pixie

Now that I can work with CW, I was thinking about using an arduino to encode text and transmit morse code and decode the tones coming in from the pixie. To get started, I knocked up a c program that converts the input arguments to morse code. For example:

./morse This is a test

(T) - (h) .... (i) .. (s) ... (i) .. (s) ... (a) .- (t) - (e) . (s) ... (t) -

With that working, I can start porting it over to the arduino and building out the rest of the code.

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