Your Name in Morse Code

At the Southend Raspberry Jam in November 2014, I ran a live "Your Name in Morse Code" demo, helping to spread the word about amateur radio.

Here's a short video of it in action courtesy of Essex Ham.

People could send their name to the system using their smartphone and it would greet them in realtime using morse code, beeping the message across the hall.

The demo was built on a whim in the small hours the night before the event, but that didn't detract from the impact and I was thrilled at the response.

Since November, the demo has had a number of outings at subsequent Raspberry Jams, the Canvey Amateur Radio Rally, Maldon Museum of Power's Science Sunday, and the Waters & Stanton Christmas open day.

The demo has sent over 300 messages greeting those who visited our stand, and even a few international stations who submitted their names via Twitter.

Morning all. Have your name Morsed here at the Museum of Power

— Essex Ham (@EssexHam) March 22, 2015

I couldn't be happier with the demo; it continues to be a hit with young and old, and a great way to spark an interest in our hobby.