For anyone interested in getting some easy-to-hear Morse Code
practice, tune in this Sunday evening to the Maritime Radio
Historical Society 'Night of Nights'.
When I was a teenager (mid 1970's), I could tune a multi-band radio
across the shortwave segments, and easily hear these extremely strong
maritime shore stations sending beacon transmissions. Those stations
are no longer on the air, although once a year, during the 'Night of
Nights', a few of them return to service.
Even for those not familiar with the code, because the stations send
the same sequence repetitively (the "wheel"), after listening a few
times, it is not hard to figure out who you are listening to. Just have
a printout of the code handy.
A very modest shortwave receiver can easily hear several of these.
It's a fun way to work in a little code practice, and experience
some radio history.
More information about the 'Night of Nights' schedule is at:http://www.radiomarine.org/non10.html
Also take a look at the YouTube videos and photographs of these
mammoth transmitters and antennas at:http://www.radiomarine.org