Morse Code vs Text Contest

The above is a classic test to see if Morse code operators can beat young kids texting.

Here’s what you don’t realize unless you’re a Morse operator.

The guys sending Morse on Jay Leno’s show were doing it probably at only 20 words per minute (WPM).

It’s not unusual for good operators to be up at 30, 35 and even 40 WPM. Military operators who sent encrypted sets of five letters in a group routinely sent and received at 50 WPM.

Morse operators can be much much faster than texting.


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