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  The Electric Telegraph

The Electric Telegraph

A kit inspired by the very earliest form of electrical communication device - The Electric Telegraph.

Practise your Morse Code skills by tapping out letters on the keyswitch. When you are sufficiently skilled you can connect two Electric Telegraphs together and send messages between them.

Use twin-core wire or two individual wires. Depress the orange levers of the terminal block and push the wires into the holes. Connect like to like, i.e. the two holes marked with a small rectangle together. (If you connect the wires the other way around a continuous beep will sound.) Pressing the keyswitch on either Electric Telegraph then sounds a beep simultaneously on both.

Read this encyclopedia article about the electric telegraph.

Try decoding the following message using the table below. It was sent by the ocean liner Titanic after she struck an iceberg and began to sink. Click here to see the answer.

-.-.   --.-   -..       ...   ---   ...       -..   .       --   --.   -.--


Morse Code Alphabet

A .- N -. 0 -----
B -... O --- 1 .----
C -.-. P .--. 2 ..---
D -.. Q --.- 3 ...--
E . R .-. 4 ....-
F ..-. S ... 5 .....
G --. T - 6 -....
H .... U ..- 7 --...
I .. V ...- 8 ---..
J .--- W .-- 9 ----.
K -.- X -..- . .-.-.-
L .-.. Y -.-- , --..--
M -- Z --.. ? ..--..


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This kit is available in North America & Central America from VellemanStore.


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