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Morse Code Training Requirement  
User currently offline60Victor From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 31 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2190 times:

Being as ILS's, VOR's, Beacon's etc. Identify in Morse Code (CW).
Are Commercial Pilots required to know or learn it?

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User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2183 times:

From what I have been learned, the FAA does not require pilots to know Morse Code because you can just compare the depicted code [found on charts ] with the identifier you are hearing.

In JAA countries you are required to know morse code.

That means I have to learn morse code when returning to Europe  Wink

Tg 747-300

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User currently offlineWoodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1190 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

Nope, but my flight instructor thought I was being a smarta$$ when I called out the letters as I was hearing the morse code...

It's not that hard to learn anyways.

Bonus animus sit, ab experientia. Quod salvatum fuerit de malis usu venit judicium.
User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2898 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2089 times:

I haven't been formally taught morse code. When identifying nav aids (like localizers), I just look at the approach plate and it's easy to figure out.

User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 3040 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

To my knowledge, morse was officially abolished in 1999.


I scratch my head, therefore I am.
User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3328 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2011 times:

Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 4):
To my knowledge, morse was officially abolished in 1999

Not so. What has been dropped (at least in the UK and some other places) is the standby watch on (morse aka CW) maritime call and distress frequencies in the MF (500KHz) and HF bands.

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User currently offlineTom775257 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

Certainly I didn't have to learn morse for my European fATPL

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