About Andrew Hallinan

Having been a Ham Radio operator for over 12 years, I love Morse Code! I was a licensed Ham Radio operator, KB1EGK, when I was 12 or 13 years old.

I still have a passion for Ham Radio, and for websites – so I thought I’d create a simple place for people to learn how to use Morse Code. Currently, I rank pretty high on the search engines, and am receiving a ton of traffic.

Traffic to this Morse Code Website

Traffic to this Morse Code Website

I am a search engine consultant, and I consult with Tampa SEO as well as some Las Vegas SEO companies.

In my spare time, I love to ride motorcycles, practice Morse Code, work on my own websites, and spend time with family.

Here’s a picture of my wife and I on a ride to Death Valley, California in March of 2011.

My wife, Elizabeth, and I on a ride to Death Valley, CA

My wife, Elizabeth, and I on a ride to Death Valley, CA



  • By Jerry W9JLK, December 31, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

    Sorry Andy to be posting my thoughts here but for some reason I could not open your mail folder. I have
    been a ham for 34 years now, mostly all cw with a little digital stuff thrown in. Love code. I grew up around ham radio because my oldest brother, W9YJI, SK was a Navy WW2 radio op and he could still copy 60+ wpm well into his 80′s. Thank you so much for this website. I sure hope some of the youngsters out there take an interest in cw and keep the flame alive!
    Happy New Year

  • By Alex, February 26, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

    Have you heard of/seen Buzzbuka? It’s Vibration-based morse code messaging available as Iphone app

  • By Fred Bernquist AE2DX, April 9, 2011 @ 12:03 am

    Hi Andrew, just came across this website and find it interesting, been here in Citrus County for over 30 years am also ham AE2DX, both the wife and I ride harleys, Mine is a 1998 electra glide classic with 228k miles on it the wife rides her own roadking. Ham radio wise work cw and psk31 check out my info on qrz.com is you get a chance hope to work you down the log keep up the good work 73s Fred AE2DX

  • By Kathy, May 31, 2011 @ 7:37 pm

    Hi Andy. I wathced the video on the the code alphabet & the message being sent right before “Andy –then you started talking so I couldn’t hear it anymore. My husband & myself are attempting to learn morse code again.

    Also, I read the articles on Phillip & code – I wish him the best.

  • By Kris, September 12, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

    My father was a ham operator when I was growing up and then my brother got into it, so it is no surprise that I was fascinated by the opening of Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Theater. I’ve tried to puzzle it out but maybe someone can help. The telegram is explained a few minutes into the film. It is to Robert Crawley, Lord Grantham, telling him that his two closest heirs have perished on the Titanic. But the beginning of the message in code is “To Lo R C Gran…” Does anyone know, is this a mistake and should be Lord instead of Lorc, or would Lord be abbreviated Lo in 1912? Whatever, it is a wonderful and powerful opening and has made me brush up on my code.

  • By Ammon hamm, December 9, 2011 @ 6:27 pm

    my dad had morse code from the navy.

    I need to learn it. But just the basics. I’m going to brazil, and dont want to pay phone bill!!!!!!!



  • By Walt Bridge, January 10, 2012 @ 8:30 pm

    To Kris, from September: Think of Mr. Mrs. Mz. and add in Lo. On that night in April, on a sinking ship or from the rescue ship, the msgs wud be terse! Payment was by-character so the profits were increased by using “stop” rather than just using a period. The old joke was the telegram that read: “Father has died STOP Do not cancel funeral STOP Continue to order flowers STOP Please dont cry STOP” Western Union was profitable, if not funny. .– .- .-.. – STOP

  • By Bill, March 25, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    The visual morse letters at /wp-content/uploads/2010/12/learn-morse-code-visually.png are the coolest mnemonic device I have ever seen. I keep forgetting some of the letters (don’t practice enough). Thanks de AE6GS.

  • By Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida, May 8, 2012 @ 12:33 am

    Good Job Andy, using your SEO and Website skills to further Ham Radio!

  • By Colonel George M. Lind, June 2, 2012 @ 12:51 am

    Thanks for your devotion to keeping Morse Code alive. I’ve decided to work toward qualifying for a Ham Radio license, but my further goal is to pickup Morse code where I left it with my Boy Scout Merit Badge decades ago. Also, isn’t it true that Morse code utilizes CW which transmits much further with less energy than AM or FM radio waves, even bouncing off the Ionosphere carrying it around the earth curvature? And isn’t that why its easier to carry CW equipment into remote locations, and utilizing Morse code with just hand crank generators for clandestine operation communications?

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