Morse Code Stuff On Ubuntu

Wow, wonders never cease! That was the first thought that crossed my mind when I read mypapit’s post on Morse Code Training on Ubuntu Linux. Apparently, there are a lot of useful applications to assist you in sharpening your morse code skills!

My favourite among the featured apps would definitely be codegroup. Now, who would have thought that transfering files via morse code is actually possible!

4 responses to “Morse Code Stuff On Ubuntu”.

  1. Dabido Says:

    There is even a white paper on using carrier pigeons over TCP/IP and stuff, where you convert the message into TCP/IP packets, print it out and stick it on a carry pigeons leg to be carried to the next computer. 🙂

    There is a heap of weird stuff like that out there for geeks.

    I’ve heard of the morse code stuff being used before too, so doesn’t surprise me.

  2. Kay Kastum Says:

    Old school meets technology kah this one?

  3. Site Admin Azmeen Says:


    Wow… I didn’t know you can have hardcopies of TCP/IP packets. Any info on how those things actually look like?


    Morse is not really “old school”. It’s still a widely used communications technology and one that is most communicable.

    In a sense it’s very much similar to the binary data of today’s computing technology.

  4. Dabido Says:

    Well, it depends on how it gets written out, as binary, hex or some other method.

    A quick google of carrier pigeon over TCP/IP revealed this:

    This one states they print the datagram in hex.
    If you get a packet sniffer you can probably look at what you’d be printing. 🙂
    I think ethereal is still available for free [but dont’ quote me on that!] 🙂
    Might be some other free packet sniffers around.
    O’Reilly’s TCP/IP book is a good one to know what you’re looking at [Has a crab on the front].
    Darn … you can tell I used to be a network engineer! lol

    Shoalin Tiger might know more about it than me seems as I’m trying to forget my life in IT … but can’t escape it. lol