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How does Morse Code work?

Created by Will Ceolin
Created on Jan 15, 20 - Updated on May 29, 20

Morse Code is a method using for sending messages. It was widely used for maritime distress until 1999 when it was replaced by the Global Maritime Distress Safety System.


  1. Short mark, dot (.)
  2. Longer mark, dash (-)
  3. Intra-character gap (between dots and dashes)
  4. A short gap between letters
  5. A medium gap between words
  6. A longer gap between sentences