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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 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2181 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 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2174 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, 1181 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2120 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, 2894 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2080 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, 3032 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2009 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, 3326 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2002 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 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

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

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