The Damage Done by not proofreading before you post- by KB6PJU-Mark
I am a 30+ year ham Radio Operator, Extra Class now. I took on a local new Ham as his Elmer. He and I are both deeply involved in learning Morse Code,and we were being taught starting last January by WA6FFT-Phil. During our first CW session together, we came upon a letter that our new Ham friend had learned wrong. It was the letter "P", which both Phil and I share in name ,or callsign. Our buddy had downloaded a code chart for his shack wall from the internet. I admit ,it IS a pretty one, feng sui being important in a Ham Shack. The problem is that the letter "P" is not dit-dah-dit-dah, but rather dit-dah-dah-dit. He argued vehemently that he knew what a "P" was in Morse Code. He had downloaded a chart off "The Internet" and studied it for a coupla months so far, and it was hilarious to him the 2 Hams of over 30 years experience wouldn't know what a "P" was. Well, "PJU" and Phil-FFT both said "Bon Jour" simultaneously , and told him that all internet content isn't necessarily correct or true.
The website is http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-126209-1.html
and the mistake shown is in the "Easy Morse Code Chart" in the explainations below each letter to guide you in understanding the method.Unfortunately, he took the internet as truth always[bon jour]
He has now spent the last 5 months UN-learning the letter "P" he learned incorrectly. I attempted to find the offending website, but it had been removed due to hosting fees unpaid. Well.....it is now back up,and heres the web address.If the webmaster gets one letter, he ignores it, but a bunch will be hard to ignore Maybe if this guy gets enough nasty-grams,he will learn to proof-read his content before posting trash to the internet that causes huge harm to new hams.