Morse code decoding sheet
Morse code is a lot of short beeps and longer beeps. A short beep is called a dot and
the longer beep is called a dash. It takes years of training to be able to type out or
understand a message. The message is tapped out using a special ‘key’. It is a bit
like playing a drum with one ﬁnger or tapping a piano key.
The length of a dot is ‘one unit’ – short beep.
A dash is three units – longer beep.
The space between parts of the same le er is one unit – one short rest.
The space between le ers is three units – one longer rest.
The space between words is seven units – much longer rest.