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The length of a dot is equal to
The length of a dash is equal to
The space between parts of the same letter is equal to
The space between letters is
The space between words is equal to
Why is S.O.S. used for emergency/help calls?
For the letter simplicity when typing out Morse code
What is the device Samual Morse created to read messages instantly called?
What prompted Samual Morse to want to create a devise that would help a person send and receive messages quickly.
He received word of his wife being sick, by the time he found out, she had already passed.
What factor did Samual Morse and Alfred Vail take into consideration when assigning the dots and dashes to the letters?
How often each letter appeared in literature.
Why is the letter E's symbol just a single dot?
It is the most common letter used, therefore they wanted it to be the simplest letter to put into code.
When was the first telegraph (sent between Baltimore and Washington D.C.) sent?
May 24, 1844
What was the first message sent via the telegraph?
"What hath God wrought"
How were messages sent on the telegraph?
Through electrical currents.
Other than by amateur radio users and Civil War reenactors, who still uses Morse code today?
Piolets and maritime captains still use it. Also, people under distress may still use it.
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