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Learn Morse Code With This Morse Translator and Decoder

chart for translating from the alphabet to morse code

Use this helpful tool to translate between morse code and text. To begin, please enter words or morse code in the Input box and press Translate.


How to translate morse code to text:

  • Enter morse code into the input box using period (.) and minus sign (-)
  • Morse letters must be separated by 1 space
  • Morse words must be separated by 3 or more spaces
  • You can use / to separate morse words. There must be at least 1 space before and after each separator used

How to translate text to morse code:

  • Enter text into input box
  • Characters that cannot be translated into morse will be ignored
  • If morse code and text is entered, the converter will assume morse mode

The Morse Code Generator and Translator is based on code developed by Kurt Grigg.


Morse code is a method of communicating with a series of sounds or lights that can be understood only by someone who knows the code.

Each Morse code symbol represents either a letter or number and is represented by a unique sequence of dots and dashes. The duration of a dash is three times the duration of a dot.

Samuel F.B. Morse invented a code that was used to send messages over electric telegraphs in the 1830s. The SOS distress signal — three dots, three dashes, three dots — proved to be a simple way to communicate in an emergency.

With the invention of the telephone (and, later, two-way radios and cellphones), Morse code is nowadays used mostly just for fun by amateur radio operators. Certain amateur radio bands are still reserved for Morse code use.


Learning morse code can be a fun and rewarding experience. It may seem daunting at first, but with practice, anyone can learn to interpret and transmit Morse code messages.

One of the best ways to start learning morse code is to use an online morse code translator like the one on this page. These tools give you the chance to practice and test your abilities.

A chart like this one can also help you learn morse code by visualizing the dots and dashes on the letters of the alphabet:

A great way to practice is by listening to morse code transmissions on the radio. Many amateur radio operators still use morse code, and you can tune in to their transmissions and try to interpret the messages. You can also join a morse code club or group to practice with other enthusiasts.

Learning morse code may seem like an outdated skill, but it can be a fun and rewarding hobby. It can also be useful in emergency situations when other forms of communication are unavailable. With a bit of practice and dedication, anyone can become proficient in morse code and enjoy the thrill of transmitting and receiving messages in this classic code.

82 Comments on Learn Morse Code With This Morse Translator and Decoder

  1. Morse Mastah // May 13, 2018 at 11:01 pm // Reply

    The “0” and the “O” are almost identical, you should change this.
    but, aside from that, great job!

  2. I would love to have this as an app on my phone and tablet… I use Android…

  3. suddenly it doesn’t work anymore.. :-((

  4. Disappointed // December 1, 2017 at 2:01 am // Reply

    This is all well and good,but I did not see any link to the,”Morse machine”Very disappointed!

  5. this is the best #1 game

  6. Can’t get the Morse code machine to load. What’s wrong? I’m an advanced class licensee but enjoyed the slow code practice once in a while.

    Choo Choo

  7. i love this

  8. Please reinstate this for JOTA

  9. Sad the Boy Scouts pulled the Morse Code Machine from this web site as we really enjoyed it!

  10. I am hoping the Morse Code Machine will be here in the very near future. I
    have a bunch of kids who want to find and use it for a scavenger hunt.
    It was a lot of fun to use – easiest I have seen, but it is not even on this page anymore.
    Where is it?

  11. WOLFDREAMER // July 5, 2017 at 9:09 pm // Reply


  12. WOLFDREAMER // July 5, 2017 at 9:07 pm // Reply


    • This morse code machine was the ultimate practice tool. I can’t believe it’s been taken away from me. I wish someone would at least tell us why or better yet, give this wonderful resource for learning back to us. It was so helpful for practicing. PLEASE GIVE IT BACK! I would be willing to pay some sort of fee just to have it back. There is nothing like it.

  13. pete how do get the machine to come up? // June 28, 2017 at 12:01 am // Reply

    How do you get the machine to come up?

  14. haha so funny

  15. Anonymous // June 5, 2017 at 6:52 am // Reply

    weres the game?

  16. greensoldier2004 // May 9, 2017 at 6:29 pm // Reply

    I am using this thing for my goal and i have learned so much! I want to be in the marines when im older so this will definitely be useful. I think its really fun too i might get my own machine, or use it as a language only me and some other people can read. lol

  17. Anonymous // May 4, 2017 at 4:50 pm // Reply

    how do you work this

  18. Anonymous // May 4, 2017 at 4:49 pm // Reply

    Help it’s not working

  19. This is great practice for those who are serious.

  20. hello this is fun,my computer is lagging tho…

  21. im so cute w

  22. annonymous // March 21, 2017 at 9:11 am // Reply



  24. i like chiken

  25. i am not a boy can i still go on?

  26. it will not work!!!!

  27. How long does it usally take?

  28. kevin durant // February 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm // Reply

    I know get off my back

  29. its so boring plz make it fun

  30. Pretty cool

  31. Scrolling LED Message Signs // January 9, 2017 at 7:41 pm // Reply

    When I was young I memorized morse code and then a week later I completely forgot.

  32. i have a phone why use this

  33. It won’t load!

  34. I like your shirt

  35. i like pups

  36. so simple………. CM Tony

  37. Get the morse code machine working

  38. i want to learn

  39. The timing and spacing of the code generator is plain awful! Using this code machine will make things far more difficult than they need to be.

  40. morse code should be learned by sound, alone. If you develop the habit of counting dots and dashes you will never progress beyond 5-10 wpm. And, speaking from experience, it is an extremely difficult habit to break. If anyone is serious about learning the code, consult the resources of the ARRL.

  41. I want to learn

  42. How can I download this software? Or buy an actual machine?

  43. excellent app for learning morse code …..

  44. This is a really great way to start learning. It does take a bit to get used to at first if you don’t knot anything about morse code, but you get there. I would suggest changing the font though, it took me a long time to figure out the different between a 0 and an O, so I kept getting the letter to morse translations wrong. Maybe add a thing as well that shows you how to format sentences? Like how to do spaces between words and letters or new lines and such.

  45. c_penguinx // June 20, 2016 at 12:18 pm // Reply

    this is so cool!

  46. Can’t tell some letters and numbers apart, thought I was reading a 1, I was reading an I, thought I was reading a 0, reading an O.

  47. puppys+ kittens+shopkins= awesome // June 2, 2016 at 2:20 pm // Reply

    it is awesome

  48. Anonymous // May 4, 2016 at 6:52 pm // Reply

    like it

  49. alexPlays12 // May 2, 2016 at 8:30 am // Reply

    random people XD

  50. Nice! but i would like to make the flashing light bigger än more clear so i could practice translating the blinks into letter.

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