Headlines Trainer

Practise copying current news headlines sent in Morse code.

Choose Your News Feed
Message

Flashcard

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Playback Controls
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Play

Play starts playback (with Repeat it will continue).

Next plays the next message.

VVV plays VVV to preview the CW speed and tempo.

Play options Repeat / Repeat-one plays new messages continuously or repeats the current message. Download saves the current message as an audio file.
Message Modifier - modify the message in different ways

Speed Racer boosts the initial speed by 50% and then repeats the message, stepping down the speed to your chosen values. Morse Repeat will play at the boosted speed if selected. Use the Speed Racer Controls to configure.

Toggle the buttons to choose what sequence to play and show for each message:

Toggle the buttons to choose what sequence to play and show for each message; configure Morse, speech and bell:

1: Show & Say Before - option to see the flashcard or hear the message spoken before the Morse is played

Display the Flashcard for ms (Flashcard Time).

Use the Speech Controls to configure the Speech (voice, volume, rate, pitch)

2: Morse - play the message using sound, light, vibration

Use the Morse Controls to configure the Morse (speed, volume, pitch and playback medium).

After each message, a pause of is used.

Count controls how many times the message is played, with an Extra Gap of ms between repeats.

3: Recognition - optional extra time for you to recognise the message

There is a pause of after a message (currently ms).

Add Recognition Time of ms.

4: Show & Say After - option to see the flashcard or hear the message spoken after the Morse is played

Display the Flashcard for ms (Flashcard Time).

Use the Speech Controls to configure the Speech (voice, volume, rate, pitch).

5: Morse Repeat - option to play the Morse message again

There is a pause of after a message (currently ms).

Add an Extra Gap of ms.

6: Bell - optional bell played to indicate the end of the sequence

Use Bell Controls to configure the Bell (type, volume and duration).

Add a Bell Gap of ms.

Configure the pauses used in the sequence:

Morse timing within a message is configured in the Morse Controls

History
Time   Message Speed #
 
Settings

Download all the settings for this page, or upload some settings from a file (overwriting your current choices). Share Settings generates a link to bookmark your choices or share with someone else. Reset Settings button changes everything to its default value.

General Notes

There are many keyboard shortcuts which can also access additional functions. Press ? to list them.

General help on the playback controls and Morse Controls (Timing) can be found in a separate page.

This tool works in most browsers: please see the FAQ if you are having problems.

Acknowledgements

Thanks go to Glenn (W4YES) of CW Innovations and Tom (W0FN) for their help with reviewing the playback interface. Various features have been copied (with permission) from the Morse Code Ninja materials, and the parameters for different keys from Seiuchy.

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