National Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day is an annual national American holiday dedicated to Morse code. Falls on January 11th. Refresh your knowledge of this coding method by encrypting your name.
The encoding method was created by Samuel Morse in the first half of the 19th century. However, an updated version later appeared from researcher N. Henry. It was officially presented on January 11, 1838. This date was chosen for the National Morse Code Day.
Informational messages were transmitted with the help of radiograms. Symbols and letters of the alphabet were reflected by a combination of dots and dashes. The invented encryption method was in demand in the fleet, as it provided efficient communication between different ships.
Any character in a language is represented by a unique set of characters. The most famous message is the SOS signal for help. It is transmitted as follows: three dots, three em dashes, three dots. In the modern world, this encoding method is common in amateur radio clubs. You can take special training that will help you master this skill.
- The first coded message was successfully transmitted on May 24, 1844.
- An experienced radio operator can transmit an average of 60-100 characters per minute using this encoding method.
- To learn the encryption method, it takes quite a bit of time: from two months to six months.
How to celebrate
Sign up this day for courses on the study of the method of radio ciphering. If you already have some skills, then you can try to write down your name in encrypted form. Share your experience with your friends, teach them basic coding skills.
Be sure to share National Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day on social media. You can assemble an initiative group whose members will encrypt messages and send them to each other. This will help to strengthen the practical skills of using the encoding method.
When is Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day celebrated in 2024?
Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day is observed on January 11 each year.