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Learn Morse Code and be able to send and receive messages just like Horace Bing! You will also need to spend a little time in school with Sra. Teresa Morales-Slicker, so you will be able to decode the special messages which are hidden throughout town. The messages and their locations will change each month, so you have to be on the lookout during your visit to town. (Note: coded messages have been intercepted and will return again in the near future. Stay tuned for information pertaining to this.)

Morse Code (môrs), [for Samuel MORSE], is a set of signals used on the telegraph and in some radio transmissions, or with a flash lamp for visible signaling. The unit of the code is the dot, representing a very brief depression of the telegraph key. The dash represents a depression three times as long as the dot. Different combinations of dots and dashes are used to code the alphabet, the numerals 1 to 9 and zero, the period, and the comma. American Morse differs considerably from International Morse. Morse Code is now mainly used by amateur (ham) radio operators. 1

To help you practice your Morse Code try these simple messages:

1. Dr. Mike saved my life.

2. .. | - --- --- -.- | .- -. | --- .- - ....

3. Michaela Quinn and Byron Sully wed


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