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Reviews Categories | Ham Software - Other than logging | JustLearnMorseCode Help

Reviews Summary for JustLearnMorseCode
JustLearnMorseCode Reviews: 7 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $freeware
Description: Morse code trainer using Koch method.

Just Learn Morse Code is designed to make it easy to learn Morse code, as well as improve the skills of those who already know the code.

The basic methods used to achieve this are Koch's method and Farnsworth timing.
Accurate Morse code timing
Thorough evaluation of code copied
Customizable character set
International characters
Selectable speed, pitch and volume
Optional Farnsworth timing
Creating Morse code audio files
Generate Morse code from text files
Practice selected characters
Practice common words, abbreviations and Q codes
Optional dual pitch for initial learning
and more

Just Learn Morse Code is free for personal, non-commercial hobby use, although you are encouraged to contribute when you find the program helpful.
Written By norwegian ham operator LB3KB, Sigurd Stenersen
Product is in production.
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KJ4NWZ Rating: 5/5 Nov 2, 2013 07:39 Send this review to a friend
Great software  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have been using Just Learn Morse for several years. I still have it on my desktop computer. However, with today's very mobile society, I use a different program in my smart phone since I haven't found JLM as a downloadable app. Overall, it is a great Morse code learning program.
W3DKV Rating: 5/5 Jun 3, 2011 09:11 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Morse software  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Great Morse Code software. Really like its ability to sound out the code by reading in a text file from disc.
VK4TJF Rating: 5/5 Aug 16, 2009 04:25 Send this review to a friend
great  Time owned: more than 12 months
excellent that it is free
has helped me learn Morse code and
type as well, one of the best tools for learning code out there
KI6PDQ Rating: 5/5 Oct 8, 2008 23:24 Send this review to a friend
The best by far.  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Wow! I can't believe this is a free software, compatible with Vista, never crashes, not a single bug, easy to use, friendly and neat interface, excellent sound and pitch control. It even rates your performance! Highly recomended and thanks to the author for bringing us such a remarkable product.
WA4KLQ Rating: 5/5 Jun 21, 2008 23:15 Send this review to a friend
Great piece of Software  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
This software is on par with G4FON software. It is very easy to use. In some aspects, it is better. You can increase both the speed and WPM in 1 WPM increments.

The only thing it does not have that would be of value is a character counter showing how many characters have been sent, but this is a minor issue. This makes it easier to grade yourself.

This is a great piece of software for learning code by either the Koch Method or the Farnsworth Method.
NV5E Rating: 5/5 May 10, 2008 20:26 Send this review to a friend
Great for learning  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
At least the equal of the G4FON trainer. I like that you can type on the keyboard as you listen and it automatically grades you. I struggled with the code to pass Element 1 so I could get my Extra license. I want to get good enough to actually get on the air with CW. This program and a lot of practice should do the trick.
LA3AKA Rating: 5/5 Mar 11, 2008 03:57 Send this review to a friend
Great Morse Code trainer  Time owned: more than 12 months
This is a great piece of software for learning morse code. The Koch method is superior to other training methods I have tried. When I got my lisence I used some of the hard ways, like visual methods looking at dots and dashes and so on. Using the koch method to learn the code as sound patterns rather than visual patterns is great. I have aso used the G4FON software which is also a great program, but I prefer this one as it does have some more flexibility when it comes to sending speed. In addition you can also specify the minimum and maximum word length from 2 to 10 characters. It also have two different modes: Training and Practice. In training mode the last character selected have a higher weigth than the other characters. In practice mode all characters have the same weight. In addition you can also use different sources for text.

Character set: This is the standard for Koch method
Selected characters: Here you can type in a list of the characters you want to practice on
Text file: Here you can open text files and have the content sent as morse code.
Entered Text: This will pop up a window where you can enter text which are then sent as morse code
Words: Produces a mix of the most common words in english language
Abbrevations: Random abbreviations typical to real life Morse code.
Q-codes: Q codes used in real life Morse code.

I can recommend it for everyone who wants to learn morse code.
Set the speed to at least 12wpm. Any slower might cause you to start counting dots and dashes and thus slow you down. By doing this you will also avoid the dreadful 10 wpm learning plateu.
Read David Finleys great article
Also read the book "The Art & Skill of Radio-Telegraphy" by N0HFF, William G. Pierpont, which is freely available on internet. Both are great sources on how to learn morse code. Ignore everything you have heard about how difficult it is to learn morse code. It's EASY. I have a friend with Cerebral Paresis who managed to learn morse code and get a lisence.

73 de LA3AKA

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