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Re: How to get started learning code with Morserino

Matthew Pullan
 

I would echo what Willi says about finding the right approach for you. I would also point out that you do not have to limit yourself to only using the Morserino-32. I think Morse Machine for Android is a great app for learning the alphabet and has all the main letter sequences that the Morserino uses.
          de OE6FEG
                  Matt


From: morserino@groups.io <morserino@groups.io> on behalf of Roland <roland@...>
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2019 5:50:20 PM
To: morserino@groups.io
Subject: Re: [morserino] How to get started learning code with Morserino
 
Thanks Willi, great advise, all makes sense. I already started with the Koch lessons 1-3, since this seemed logical to me. Started with 18WPM and the default settings. So far I find it rather addictive to practice with the Morserino-32 hihi. Always missed the keying part with other CW learning methods.

Thanks agn
VY 73
Roland

Re: How to get started learning code with Morserino

Roland
 

Thanks Willi, great advise, all makes sense. I already started with the Koch lessons 1-3, since this seemed logical to me. Started with 18WPM and the default settings. So far I find it rather addictive to practice with the Morserino-32 hihi. Always missed the keying part with other CW learning methods.

Thanks agn
VY 73
Roland

Re: How to get started learning code with Morserino

Willi, OE1WKL
 

Roland,

Of course there are many ways leading to success, and you have to find a way that suits YOU (so be careful what others are telling you - it might be good advice, but it might also be not th right thing for you).

Although this is against „old school“ teaching, I suggest you start with a paddle and not a manual key, and you start keying right from the beginning. The following could be a starting point for using teh Morserino:

Example Koch Training Program


Start with Koch Lesson 1, and then do for each lesson:

• Koch Trainer Learn new Character (set speed to 15 WpM or slightly higher):
• listen to the new character several times, trying to memorize the sound pattern
• Repeat new character saying dit and dah (e.g. di-dah for an A)
• Using the paddle enter the new character with the paddle, until you can do this without problems

• Koch Trainer CW Generator - Random (15 - 17 WpM, Length Random Grp = 1, Interword Space = 20 up to 30), often, about 5 minutes each session
• Listen to characters and write them down
• Listen to characters and speak them with dits and dahs

  3. Koch Trainer Echo Trainer, settings as above, but interword space = 7 to 9 , length random gap = 2 to 5
• Repeat the heard characters with the paddle, calling them out loud when you hear them (as „A“, „K“ etc)

Do 2 and 3 often, until you are really confident and not making many mistakes anymore.

Beginning with lesson 5, you should add the following (set speed and itnerword space so that it is doable, but challenging for you):
  4.  Koch Trainer CW Generator - CW Abbrevs and / or English words (set max length in the beginning to 3, later to 4, 5, 6 etc)
• Listen and write them down
• Listen and repeat them out loud (spelling the words as you hear them in Morse code)
  5. Koch Trainer Echo Trainer - CW Abbrevs and/or English words, length as above
• Repeat the heard words with the paddle, calling them out loud (decoding them in your head) when you hear them

It is important to have a speed of at least 15 WpM - as soon as you feel confident with that speed, you could increase it slowly to 16, 17 or 18 WpM. Set inter-word space to a level that you can manage.
You should do some training each day - and be it only for 5 - 10 minutes.

When you have learned all characters (gone through all Koch lessons), you can start to increase your speed, and to decrease inter-word spacing.

You will see soon what is working for you, and what is not - so by all means modify your training program accordingly.

Hope this helps!

73
Willi


How to get started learning code with Morserino

Roland
 

Now that my kit has arrived and been built what is the suggested way to get started learning morse code as an absolut beginner ?
Any learning guidance very welcome .

Thanks, 73 Roland

Re: Release Notes for new firmware?

Willi, OE1WKL
 

Olaf,

Thanks for pointing this out.
I added a changes file to the program sources at GitHub.
You can also find the changes in older announcements (coming from Facebook) in this groups.io list.

73

Willi

Release Notes for new firmware?

olwltr@...
 

Dear Willi,
I just updated straight from version 1.0 to version 1.3, it worked without any problem. I was not able to find any release notes. Is there a list of what has changed?
Thanks, Olaf

Re: Reading voltage, charging battery

Willi, OE1WKL
 

Hi Claude!

Yes, we know that the voltage readings of the ESP32 are not very accurate - there seems to be an underlying hardware problem within teh processor, so not much we can do about that.


Re. the Morserino „shutting down“ after charging:
- the orange light stops glowing when the battery is fully charged. That’s normal.
- it is also normal that the Morserino goes into deep sleep mode when there are no screen updates for a while (that is configurable). As a result the screen becomes dark.  A short press on the RED button brings it back to life - no need to switch off and on again!

Hope this helps!

73
Willi
OE1WKL


Am 16.05.2019 um 11:48 schrieb Claude MEUNIER <on4zp@...>:

Hi Willy, 
 
I have a strange behavior reading the voltage of my 900 mA lipo battery.
 
After more than 10 hours charging on USB, the morserino completely shut down, no orange light, no screen.
 
I pull out the USB cable, shutdown the switch to off, and set it on. The morserino go on and the reading voltage is 3.9V.
Mesuring with a reliable voltmeter, the voltage is in reality 4,09V. 
Seems that the mesure made with the ESP32 is wrong/not reliable.
 
Other strange things : 
 
-          when you go in the Wifi parameters and come back to the menu the reading voltage is now 7,9V !!??
-          same thing when you ask the MAC address, after come back to menu, the voltage is 7,9V too ??!!
 
Perhaps a way to find the bug in the firmware ?? Or is the ESP32 definitively not reliable ??
 
 
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73, Claude, ON4ZP
 
 
 

Reading voltage, charging battery

on4zp@...
 

Hi Willy,

 

I have a strange behavior reading the voltage of my 900 mA lipo battery.

 

After more than 10 hours charging on USB, the morserino completely shut down, no orange light, no screen.

 

I pull out the USB cable, shutdown the switch to off, and set it on. The morserino go on and the reading voltage is 3.9V.

Mesuring with a reliable voltmeter, the voltage is in reality 4,09V.

Seems that the mesure made with the ESP32 is wrong/not reliable.

 

Other strange things :

 

-          when you go in the Wifi parameters and come back to the menu the reading voltage is now 7,9V !!??

-          same thing when you ask the MAC address, after come back to menu, the voltage is 7,9V too ??!!

 

Perhaps a way to find the bug in the firmware ?? Or is the ESP32 definitively not reliable ??

 

 

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73, Claude, ON4ZP

 

 

 

Re: Connecting via WiFi

KC9GSM
 

Willi,

Thank you. I will try again and see what happens.

Regards,

Richard .....

On May 13, 2019, at 07:48, Willi, OE1WKL <@oe1wkl> wrote:

Richard,
You can ignore the UNSECURED CONNECTION warning - it just means that this is a http connection and not https (not encrypted).

Did you follow the instructions carefully? You first need to connect your machine to the Morserino’s WLAN, to enter the credentials of YOUR LAN (Configure WiFi).
Once this has been done, reconnect your machine to YOUR Wifi network, and start the Update process on the Morserino - it will tell you on the display the IP address on YOUR WiFi you need to point your browser to.

73

Willi



Re: Connecting via WiFi

Willi, OE1WKL
 

Richard,
You can ignore the UNSECURED CONNECTION warning - it just means that this is a http connection and not https (not encrypted).

Did you follow the instructions carefully? You first need to connect your machine to the Morserino’s WLAN, to enter the credentials of YOUR LAN (Configure WiFi).
Once this has been done, reconnect your machine to YOUR Wifi network, and start the Update process on the Morserino - it will tell you on the display the IP address on YOUR WiFi you need to point your browser to.

73

Willi

Connecting via WiFi

KC9GSM
 

I'm new to this so forgive my ignorance. I have been trying to update the database but when I try to connect to my Wi-Fi I get the dreaded ballbat warning of UNSECURED  TYPE:802.11N.  I'm not sure what that is but I can't seem to get the Morseino-32 to connect via the 192.168.4.1 nor 192.168.1.106. Maybe my Wi-Fi is not compatible but that is hard to believe.

Thanks for any help you can provide. BTW, my network is AT+T Security Type is WPA2-Personal

Regards,

Richard ............

Re: morserino #facebook

Sverre Holm
 

Very nice to see the non-squeeze mode implemented!

It must be the same as what I proposed it a while ago on my blog as a single-paddle emulation mode:
https://la3za.blogspot.com/search?q=Single+paddle+emulation
After having worked with it for a while, and in the process of writing the blog articles, I discovered that it actually had been proposed by W0NFU in QST in 2009 also.

73

Sverre
LA3ZA

morserino #facebook

morserino@groups.io Integration <morserino@...>
 

By Morserino

Firmware V 1.3 is now available on GitHub - ist auf GitHub verfügbar!
This is just a minor update.
Changes V1.3

Bug fixes and Improvements:
- Debounce timing for mechanical paddles changed to better support high speed

New features:
- A way to display the device's MAC address: press the RED button at start-up (or a bit longer, when you wake up the Morserino), and it will show the MAC address in the status line. Pressing the RED button again reboots the Morserino. Useful if you need to define MAC addresses for allowed devices on your home network.

- A new mode in addition to Iambic A, Iambic B and Ultimatic: Non-Squeeze. This „simulates“ the behavior of a single lever paddle when using a dual lever paddle. Operators used to single lever paddles tend to have difficulties using dual-lever paddles, as they sometimes inadvertently squeeze the paddles, especially at higher speeds. The non-squeeze mode just ignores squeezing, making it easier for these operators to use a dual lever paddle.

morserino #facebook

morserino@groups.io Integration <morserino@...>
 

Re: straight key...

Willi, OE1WKL
 

Thomas,

The straight key is currently only supported as an input device for the Morse decoder, all other features only work with a paddle (internal or external). Supporting a straight key for the other features as well means actually a not marginal software development effort. I have it on my to-do list, although not with very high priority (I was developing the software in close cooperation with CW Schule Graz, and their methodology uses the paddle as an input device right from the start (and in parallel to learning to listen and decode) - this is a major difference to „old school“ methodologies, but it has shown to be very effective.)

73

Willi



Am 22.04.2019 um 18:31 schrieb Thomas <DG1PY@...>:

Hallo,
ich gehöre zu einer Gruppe von Funkamateuren in Mainz (und Frankfurt) die aktuell den Morserino angeschafft haben um CW zu lernen und verbessern.
Zerst mal besten Dank für die Entwicklung dieses enormen Gerätes.
Verschiedene OM´s und ich aus unserer Gruppe wünschen sich eine Einbindung einer "normalen" Morsetaste in die Echofunktion. Ist dies möglich ? In der anleitung habe ich nichts gefunden. Vielleicht könnte man das in der Entwicklung der nächsten Firmeware berücksichtigen.

Hello,
i am meber of a group in Mainz (and Frankfurt). We have the Morserino for improve our CW.
First of all: Many thanks for the development of this very kind device.
Some OM´s and i desire a embedding of straight Key´s in the echo-feature of the Morserino. I haven´t found something in the manual. Maybe its possible to embedding in the next firmware.

Best 73 at all,

DG1PY, Thomas
--... ...--

straight key...

Thomas <DG1PY@...>
 

Hallo,
ich gehöre zu einer Gruppe von Funkamateuren in Mainz (und Frankfurt) die aktuell den Morserino angeschafft haben um CW zu lernen und verbessern.
Zerst mal besten Dank für die Entwicklung dieses enormen Gerätes.
Verschiedene OM´s und ich aus unserer Gruppe wünschen sich eine Einbindung einer "normalen" Morsetaste in die Echofunktion. Ist dies möglich ? In der anleitung habe ich nichts gefunden. Vielleicht könnte man das in der Entwicklung der nächsten Firmeware berücksichtigen.

Hello,
i am meber of a group in Mainz (and Frankfurt). We have the Morserino for improve our CW.
First of all: Many thanks for the development of this very kind device.
Some OM´s and i desire a embedding of straight Key´s in the echo-feature of the Morserino. I haven´t found something in the manual. Maybe its possible to embedding in the next firmware.

Best 73 at all,

DG1PY, Thomas
--... ...--

Re: morserino #facebook

Willi, OE1WKL
 

Great! And you answered my other question as well - I think I know what happens now.

Willi

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 20.04.2019 um 20:48 schrieb Willi, OE1WKL <willi@...>:

That's an incomplete download, Gary. As it seems some users are experiencing this, I try to understand how this happens. How did you download the binary (please also describe OS platform and browser and anything else that might shed a light...) 

Thanks,
Willi

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 20.04.2019 um 20:30 schrieb Gary Wise via Groups.Io <garywise@...>:

In post 185 above Willi says that the binary file size is about 920kB. The Binary files I have downloaded from Github are only 57kB in size. I can use the Firmware upload process but on restart it says I am still on Version 1.0. I don't think I have the complete or correct file.

Help would be appreciated if you know what I might be doing wrong.

Thanks,

Gary W4EEY

Re: morserino #facebook

Willi, OE1WKL
 

That's an incomplete download, Gary. As it seems some users are experiencing this, I try to understand how this happens. How did you download the binary (please also describe OS platform and browser and anything else that might shed a light...) 

Thanks,
Willi

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 20.04.2019 um 20:30 schrieb Gary Wise via Groups.Io <garywise@...>:

In post 185 above Willi says that the binary file size is about 920kB. The Binary files I have downloaded from Github are only 57kB in size. I can use the Firmware upload process but on restart it says I am still on Version 1.0. I don't think I have the complete or correct file.

Help would be appreciated if you know what I might be doing wrong.

Thanks,

Gary W4EEY

Re: morserino #facebook

Gary Wise
 

Success! Directly updated to Version 1.2 from 1.0 using the correct file.

73 de W4EEY

Re: morserino #facebook

Gary Wise
 

Nevermind! I just found my error. I need to click on the File I want and use the download button from the new page.

73 de W4EEY