Word List Trainer

Practise copying from ready-made word lists (including CW Academy Beginner and Basic), upload your own, or pick words from a dictionary to focus on your problem characters.

Word Lists

Choose which word list you want to practise:

Choose from ready-made word lists such as those from the CW Academy.

Load your own text file of words to practise into your browser. It needs to be a plain text file (not from Word) or a CSV file. It will replace any previously uploaded list and is only available to you.

Choose a dictionary and create a word list that focusses on words containing just the characters (A-Z, 0-9, "/" and "?") that you want to practise.

Soundboard

All the words are displayed here along with their play count. You may hide the whole board if it is distracting or just hide the text if you still want to be able to click on the tiles. The red tile is the current one: it can be changed with Ctrl-click.

Text to copy

Flashcard

Playback Controls
Play
Word List Sequencing

Choose what sequence to play and show for each message:

1: Show & Say Before
2: Morse
3: Thinking
4: Show & Say After
5: Morse
6: Bell
Thinking time
or
Flashcard time
or
Morse gap
or
Speech
History
Time   Text Speed #
 
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Morse Sound Controls

Instructions

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

To provide for a lot of different learning styles this tool has a lot of flexibility.

Discussion

Fundamentally, you should choose whether you want to know in advance what Morse code you are about to hear. If you do not want to know what Morse is about to be played then it's recommended to hide the text or the whole soundboard and use "Shuffle" as otherwise you can start remembering what's coming up next.

If you are head-copying then choose one of the "Show and Say After" options so that you can check your answer. You can adjust the "thinking time" to suit your speed. It's fun to see if you can say what you heard before the computer does!

If you are writing down what you've heard then you can check your answers against the "History" panel and "Clear" it ready for your next session.

You could find a friend to practice with, turn off the repetition, flashcard and speech and just have them tap on the items in the soundboard for you.

With the speech facility you can practice on your phone with headphones or in the car, with no need to look at the screen.

Examples

For example to shuffle the entire list in the style of the Morse Code Ninja resources: ignore (1); set count to 1, 2 or 3 in (2); turn on "Say it" in (4); turn on Morse in (5); and turn on the bell in (6).

Screenshot of playback settings

To play the list in order indefinitely when you want to know what you are about to hear, try: turning on elements of (1); setting the Count in (2); and consider using the bell in (6).

Screenshot of playback settings

Timing

As with the other tools on this site, the timing is fully flexible. You can use the "Character speed" and "Farnsworth speed" settings for basic control, but if you want full control then toggle on "Advanced timing". With the advanced controls you could for instance just increase the space between words without increasing the inter-letter spacing (as Farnsworth does) and also adjust the start-up delay which may be used to resolve audio glitches or provide a pause after pressing Play before the Morse begins. Please note though that these timing controls only affect the timing of the Morse within the "2: Morse" section of the sequence. Gaps between sequences are controlled with the "Thinking time" and "Morse gap" times.

General Notes

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

Thanks to Glenn and Tom for their advice and testing.

Known Issues

I'm already aware of and working on these issues:

Change log