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Learn Morse Code With This Morse Translator and Decoder

morse code translator chart for translating from the alphabet to morse code

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 messages with dots and dashes.

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


How to translate Morse to text:

  • Enter Morse dashes or dots 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 both Morse and text is entered, the converter will assume Morse mode

The Morse 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 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 is nowadays used mostly just for fun by amateur radio operators. Certain amateur radio bands are still reserved for Morse code use.

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One of the best ways to start learning Morse is to use an online 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:

mnemonics chart to help learn morse

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

Learning Morse 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 and enjoy the thrill of transmitting and receiving messages in this classic code.

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

  1. This is excellent practice, and a fun little app! Thank you!

    It would be even better if there were some way to turn off the numbers and just test for letters (and even whole words) – the numbers occur too frequently and are tedious to repeat. But otherwise this was very helpful!

  2. Third Mate // April 19, 2010 at 9:31 pm // Reply

    I think this is a great tool since it has been so long since i had to know morse code! Now I can upgrade to second mate no problem! Thanks for the game!

  3. tiger lilly // April 13, 2010 at 9:49 pm // Reply

    The Morse code machine is very cool. And I really enjoyed it. I will tell my friends about it.

  4. Thanks…
    Great game to practice daily…
    I learn more to be better ham radio operator..


  5. This game is boring :-p lol….

  6. this game is not my favorite i’d rather have a game that involves the code in a more creative way

  7. hard

  8. its cool, but it wont help me learn morse

  9. this is great. i have almost memorized it.

  10. As many people pointed out, the code that comes out ..— is number 2 and it sometimes thinks its number 3. Also, it would be nice if you could change the speed parameters and let it put out random letters at various speeds so you could improve your copying speed.

  11. I cant wait to learn morse code so I can get a Ham radio licence! 🙂

  12. The element lengths and spacing are horrible!

  13. Had a real tough time with code as a Boy Scout years ago (never did get it!) but this is a fun way for an “old” guy to learn it. I will be on the air as soon as I finish building my MFJ Cub kit.

  14. this is easy!!

  15. There is a bug in this. The number “3” is displayed as 2 in morse code.

  16. just learned how to read binary time, this should be fun

  17. How do you do this?!?

  18. cool

  19. i kno morse code

  20. chick dot com // December 13, 2009 at 12:15 pm // Reply

    fun for girls too!

  21. I memorized the whole thing. By the way bob you sttole my name.

  22. im going 2 try 2 memorize it! 😀

  23. BoysLife_Girl // November 14, 2009 at 8:19 am // Reply

    This game i scool. it is kinda boring, but still cool

  24. game is horrible


  26. its a great way to learn morse but its kinda boring

  27. Yes, di-di-dah-dah-dah is 2, not 3
    This game looks like a good idea.
    I hope some young kids like it and learn Morse.

  28. Nice idea…needs a little work. As mentioned dit dit dah dah dah is 2 not 3 are the program reports. It would be nice to be able to adjust the tone and keyboard entry would be good. Keep up the good work.

  29. Ferdinandº // July 28, 2009 at 9:38 pm // Reply

    “i think there’s a problem with the “listen and guess” part. di-di-dah-dah-dah should be 2 but when you guess 2 its says you’re wrong and the answer is 3.”


  30. Anonymous // July 7, 2009 at 7:49 pm // Reply

    i think there’s a problem with the “listen and guess” part. di-di-dah-dah-dah should be 2 but when you guess 2 its says you’re wrong and the answer is 3.

  31. Dear Boys’ Life,
    I think that this game isn’t the best. I’m sorry. I just don’t like it.

  32. Don’t be discouraged by this game. It’s a game and not a Morse course. It reminds me that I started to learn the code in Scouts but got distracted by building rockets! Much later I got my “ticket”, still poor at Morse (hence GW7 prefix).

  33. this is kool, but it aint my type of game. i stink at memorizing stuff. it sometimes is hard for me, sometimes isnt; depends.

  34. I don,t get it because it,s hard!!!!!!!

  35. I’m a Ham Radio operator, operating with a General Class, FCC, license, but I don’t
    know Moris Code… Is there an actual Moris Code Machine, like the one depicted
    on this website? If so, where can I purchase one!!!

  36. It’s Cool but, hard to understand. I hope I learn to decode it soon.


  38. ninja girl // April 17, 2009 at 1:46 pm // Reply

    it’s a good game but i can’t remember any of it

  39. hi this is a good way to learn but i cant remeber any of it so i think u could make a song or a catch phrase to make more people remember it and i think its a fun game but most kids arent remembering it so ya i think u need a song or a catch phrase for it

  40. martianshark // April 6, 2009 at 6:47 pm // Reply

    There is a problom: The Y looks like V.

  41. Hey! great tool! I’m learning a lot!

    One problem:
    Sometimes when it puts out the number 2 for you to guess, it says, sorry the answer is 3, when it was indeed 2!!!!

    Other than this problem, it is cool!

  42. My scouts loved it. Showed it to son-in-law who is a Ham Radio Operator and wants to learn Morse. All kids respond to activities in various ways as adults do. I used it to fulfill a requirement for the Communicator Webelo Pin

  43. Hey this is cool! This is really helping me to memorize the code fast.

  44. is the Morse code of number 3 is ..—? I thought that is number 2. I found it different…

  45. What a great way to “remember” the code. I don’t use it much, so it’s great to have a place to practice. KB1ARM is right, if you really want to “get your speed up” get on the air and pound away!

    –… …–

  46. starwarstheclonewars // August 1, 2008 at 10:21 pm // Reply

    i found a glitch if you do test 2 first and then without doing anything go to test 1 the letter is the same letter encoded

  47. The machine is cute. It would have been a real help to me when I was studying code for my Novice ticket in the early 90’s. But in all honesty there’s no substitute for the “real thing,” so get on the air and pound some brass!!!


    Ron / New Hampshire

  48. the morse code machine is awsome! I`m going to tell all my friends about it.

  49. Sir Jerome // March 26, 2008 at 9:12 am // Reply

    Dear Boys’ Life,

    I think that Morse code is a great skill to have. I also think that this program is quite good, except for a few errors: 2’s and 3’s get mixed up, both in coding and in decoding. Please correct this error soon.

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