Full Description of File
MORSE CODE MADE EASY 3.0 is a complete menu-
driven learning tool that allows the user to
set the pace. The 3 major modes are LESSONS,
PRACTICE and WORD LIST. The user can change
the tone, number of words per minute, how
many characters are sent at a time and
whether or not the characters are displayed
as they are sent. The program tracks the
user's progress and displays a score at the
end of each lesson. From Brad's Software.
Contents of the MSCODE.DOC file
MORSE CODE MADE EASY
MSCODE.EXE Version 3.0
Copyright (C) 1995 by Ken Bradford
All Rights Reserved
4649 Wyoming Dr.
Dallas, Texas 75211-7843
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EQUIPMENT REQUIRED ............... 1
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION .............. 2
PROGRAM HISTORY .................. 3
INSTALLATION ..................... 4
PROGRAM MENU OPTIONS ............. 5
REGISTRATION ..................... 6
D I S C L A I M E R - A G R E E M E N T
If you use MSCODE, you must accept this disclaimer of warranty:
MSCODE is supplied as is.
The author disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including,
without limitation, the warranties of merchantability and of fitness
for any purpose. The author assumes no liability for damages, direct
or consequential, which may result from the use of MSCODE.
( ugh, this is standard, but I have to put it in. )
MSCODE is not and has never been public domain, nor
is it free ware. MSCODE is copyrighted by Ken Bradford
and any unauthorized use inconsistent with the terms of
this license is an infringement of the copyright.
MSCODE may be used without registration for 30 days
for evaluation. The use of MSCODE beyond the 30 days,
See (6) REGISTRATION for registering the MSCODE software.
The use of unlicensed copies by any person, business,
corporation, government agency or any other entity is
strictly prohibited. After the 30 day evaluation period,
you must either register the software or erase it.
A single user license permits a user to use MSCODE
only on a single computer. A purchaser of a single user
license may use the program on different computers, but
may not use the program on more than one computer at a time.
No one may modify or patch the MSCODE executable files
in any way, including but not limited to decompiling,
disassembling, or otherwise reverse engineering the program.
A limited license is granted to copy and distribute MSCODE
only for the purpose of evaluation by others, subject to the
above limitations, and also the following:
MSCODE must be copied in unmodified form, complete with
all accompanying files, documentation, and this license.
MSCODE.ZIP ( might also be listed as MORSCODE.ZIP ect. )
Compressed ZIP file of the following files.
FILE_ID.DIZ Program description.
MSCODE.EXE Main program.
MSCODE.DOC This documentation file.
MSCODE.TBL Viewer editable MORSE CODE TABLE and information.
MsCode.reg Order form to register MsCode.
GETKEY.COM Reads keypress for INSTALL.BAT.
INSTALL.BAT Installs and runs MSCODE on drive of your choice.
You are welcome to give unaltered copies of MSCODE.ZIP to
your friends or upload it to your favorite bulletin board.
MSCODE may not be distributed in conjunction with any
other product without a specific license to do so from
No fee, charge, or other compensation may be charged except
as listed below:
A. Operators of electronic bulletin board systems (sysops)
may make MSCODE available for downloading only as long as
the above conditions are met. Overall charges are permitted
as long as there is no specific charge for downloading
MSCODE. Any fee divided by the number of items downloaded
must not exceed ten dollars.
B. Vendors of user-supported or shareware may distribute
only the most current shareware version of MSCODE without
specific permission, subject to the above conditions. It is
the responsibility of the vendor to obtain the most recent
shareware version. Vendors may charge a disk duplication
and handling fee, which may not exceed ten dollars.
WINDOWS is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
MS-DOS is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
QBASIC is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
IBM is a registered trademark of International Business
(1) EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:
IBM PC and most compatibles. DOS 3.0 or higher. 512K RAM required.
A color monitor and a hard drive is recommended. Loading of data files is
slowed considerably if run from a floppy drive. The main program will run
just fine from a floppy if you don't mind the slow data load.
(2) PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
MSCODE.exe v3.0 is a complete menu driven "MORSE CODE MADE EASY" learning
tool that allows the user to set the pace. The 3 major modes are LESSONS,
PRACTICE and WORD LIST. The user can change the tone, number of words per
minute, how many characters are sent at a time and whether or not the
characters are displayed as they are sent. The program tracks the user's
progress and displays a score based on level of difficulty at the end of
each lesson. See (5) PROGRAM MENU OPTIONS.
I am one of those people that can't remember the previous characters sent.
Way back in October of 1984, I developed a program for my own personal use
that ran on the TI 99/4A home computer. The program allowed me to select
and hear the characters sent as words. It became easy to learn once I quit
listening for individual dits and da's.
In 1986 I rewrote "MORSE CODE MADE EASY" to run on a TI PC that I bought.
I still hadn't published it even then because there weren't that many TI
PC's around. I bought a new 486/66 IBM compatable in Feburary 1993, started
Brad's SoftWare and have been publishing some of the software that I have
written over the years.
One software package that I am proud of is "TEXLOTTO", a complete Texas
Lottery Data Analizer.
Simply decompress the files into the directory of your choice. You can
then change to that directory to run the program.
Insert the disk into a floppy drive, type that drive letter followed by
a colon ":" and press enter.
Type INSTALL and press enter.
You will be asked which drive to install MsCode to. When you select a
drive, it will then create a MsCode directory on that drive and copy all
files to it and run the program. If you do not have a hard drive, it will
run the program from the floppy if you choose.
If you run MSCODE from a floppy, loading of data files will be slowed
Once MSCODE has been installed or you have copied all the files to a
different directory, you will need to run MSCODE from that directory.
The program can not use the data files if you attempt to run MSCODE
from a different drive or directory unless you put the \MSCODE directory
in your autoexec.bat's path. The easy thing to do is set up a icon in
WINDOWS, but if you want to run MSCODE from the MS-DOS command line, you
can create a bat file to move to the correct drive and directory and
then run MSCODE.
From WINDOWS, select File,Run and type D:\INSTALL ( replace the D: with
what ever floppy drive your disk is in).
After installation, you can select File,New,Program in Windows to set up
an icon. For program name type MSCODE. For command type MSCODE. For
working directory, type D:\MSCODE (replace with your drive and directory
The software is completely menu driven, so all you have to do is follow
(5) PROGRAM MENU OPTIONS:
OPTION (1) LESSONS:
There are 27 lessons arranged from least to most difficult so that
the user can progress at a pace that they select. The user can change
the tone, number of words per minute, how many characters are sent at
a time and whether or not the characters are displayed as they are sent.
At the end of each lesson, the user is given a score based on the level
of difficulty for that lesson.
OPTION (2) PRACTICE:
The user can select "HEAR WHAT YOU TYPE" which displays and sends what
ever the user types.
Or the user can select "TYPE WHAT YOU HEAR" which is the same as LESSONS
except that the user is asked to enter a list of characters that they
need practice on. The program randomly sounds out the dits and dahs for
the characters in the practice list. At the end, the user is given a
score based on speed, number of characters sent at a time and the level
of difficulty the same way that the lessons are scored.
OPTION (3) WORD TEST:
The user selects one of the 27 word lists that start with short easy
words to copy and graduate to longer harder words to copy. The user is
then asked to type the words as the dits and dahs for the characters in
the randomly selected words are sounded out. At the end, the user is
given a score based on speed, number of characters sent at a time and
the level of difficulty the same way that the lessons are scored.
OPTION (4) RUN LOGO SCREEN
Displays Logo screen that shows telegraph key sounding out the dits and
dahs as "MORSE CODE MADE EASY" is put on the screen in large letters.
OPTION (5) PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION AND REGISTRATION ORDER FORM
This option allows user to select a viewer screen that scrolls up and
down that shows this documentation file or the registration order form.
The user can print out a copy of the file being viewed by pressing the
To register, send $10 plus shipping and handling to:
4649 Wyoming Dr.
Dallas, Texas 75211-7843
State 3.5" or 5.25" disk when ordering.
Shipping & Handeling:(US $2),(Canada and Mexico $3),(overseas $5).
You can make it as easy as mailing $10 plus shipping and handling and a
note saying send me MsCode on the disk size that you want.
Texas residents: add 8.25% sales tax.
Or you can fill out and mail the registration ORDER FORM:
method 1: From within MSCODE program select option 5 on the MAIN MENU
to view files. Select option 2 on to view file MsCode.reg and
press key "P" to print the Registration Order Form.
method 2: use a text editor to fill out and print file MsCode.reg.
method 3: to print the Registration Order Form from the DOS command line,
have your printer ready and type "TYPE MsCode.reg>PRN" without the ".
Send check or money order. If you send cash, I suggest that you get and
retain a USPS form 3817 (only costs $.50) from the post office as proof
that you mailed something. Then if you do not receive your packet within
3 to 4 weeks, send me a copy of your USPS form 3817 and I will send you
another packet after I verify your claim with the Postal Service.
Only checks and money orders written on U.S. banks will be accepted.
Texas residents: add 8.25% sales tax.
When you register, you will receive a complete updated program and the
flashing "THIS IS A UN-REGISTERED COPY" notice will have been removed
and replaced with a statement showing that the copy is registered to you.
Registration entitles you to receive:
1. Latest version of the Registered program.
2. Free support by mail or phone for six months.
3. Notification of updates (if any) for one year.
4. Updates, if requested, for $5.
All orders will be shipped within 24 hours of receipt.