Morse code is a system of communication that uses a series of dots and dashes to represent letters, numbers, and symbols. It was developed in the early 19th century by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail for use with the telegraph, a device that transmitted electrical signals over long distances.
Each letter, number, and symbol is represented by a unique sequence of dots and dashes, with shorter sounds representing dots and longer sounds representing dashes. For example, the letter “A” is represented by a single dot followed by a dash, while the letter “B” is represented by a dash followed by three dots.
Morse code has been used in a variety of settings, including maritime communication, aviation, and military operations. Today, it is still used by amateur radio operators, or “hams,” who use it to communicate with one another over long distances. It is also sometimes used in emergency situations, as it can be transmitted using a flashlight or other visual signalling device, making it useful when other forms of communication are unavailable.