I’ve been beavering away behind the scenes figuring out how to program the iPhone and I’m happy to say Im just about ready to release the first application – HamMorse. Its essentially the functionality you get on the current morse code practice page only now its available from your iPhone wherever you may be. Its not quite finished, a few last minute bugs to iron out but I’ve put some more information and screenshots here.
Any comments, thoughts, etc. very welcome.
I have changed the file formats for the morse code audio files and also changed how the files are served on the web page. For many years the files were being created as sun format .au sound files, these are easy for me to create programmatically but can be rather large files, especially for QSOs at the slower speeds. Since I moved hosting companies this has caused me to run through my allocated bandwidth in about 5 days! I’m upgrading the bandwidth but at the same time my hosting company very helpfully installed some software packages to enable me to ditch the .au files in favor of the more modern mp3 format.
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The question pool for the amateur (ham) radio Extra class license exams is set to change over at the end of June 2008. The new question pool that will be used for exams taken from July 1st 2008 onwards is now available for practice at AA9PW.com. You can practice either a complete exam or work on the material a section at a time and all figures are provided. If you are interested, you can download the complete question pool in MS Word or PDF format from the NVEC site.