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Morse Code Training Requirement

Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:52 am

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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RE: Morse Code Training Requirement

Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:02 pm

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


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RE: Morse Code Training Requirement

Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:19 pm

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.
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RE: Morse Code Training Requirement

Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:13 am

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.
 
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RE: Morse Code Training Requirement

Fri Sep 23, 2005 7:29 pm

To my knowledge, morse was officially abolished in 1999.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/269761.stm
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RE: Morse Code Training Requirement

Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:55 pm

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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tom775257
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RE: Morse Code Training Requirement

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:14 pm

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

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