Morse Mania is a morse code tutor. It provides the following modules to help you learn morse code:
Learn Characters - Each morse code character is displayed on the screen as it is being played. This is useful when you're first learning the morse code alphabet, as it helps you link each sound to the corresponding character.
Guess a Character - Morse code characters are played, and you must type the key of the character sent. At the end of the exercise, your score is displayed.
Copy Groups - Random five letter morse code character groups are sent (and displayed on the screen). You select how many morse code groups you would like to have sent, and practice by copying the groups down. At the end of the exercise, compare what you copied to what was actually sent.
Copy Groups - Random words are sent (and displayed on the screen). You select how many words you would like to have sent, and practice by copying them down. At the end of the exercise, compare what you copied to what was actually sent.
Simulated QSO - Random simulated QSOs are sent, so you get real world copying practice.
Keying - You can send more code by clicking your mouse button, and Morse Mania will decode it.
Typing - Type characters on your keyboard, and Morse Mania will play them.
Send File - Any text file of your choice can be sent.
It also supports Farnsworth mode. Farnsworth is useful when first learning morse code, so you don't reach the "plateau" around 7 wpm, where you can't copy any faster, because you learned the individual dots and dashes that make up each character, rather than the overall sound. In Farnsworth mode, each morse code character is sent at a high speed, but with a long pause between characters. Hence, you hear the character as it sounds, and don't try to learn the individual dots and dashes that make it up. The long pause gives you time to think about what you just heard, and identify the character, before the next one comes along.
Finally, the Koch method is also available. Using this method, you learn morse code at full speed, one letter at a time. It's considered by many to be the best way to learn morse code quickly and effectively.
Morse Mania can also produce morse code from a text file, which is then also played out of your computer's speaker. So you can create your own practice sessions, or grab text from other sources such as newspapers/etc, to have a never ending supply of practice material.
There is also a Typing Window, where you can type any valid character at the keyboard, and it is immediately translated into the morse code character, and played.
Morse Mania (com.blackcatsystems.morsemania) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.
The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Morse Mania 4.1.0.
Operating System: Mac
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