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I am as of July 2018 a licensed Amateur Radio operator, of the General class. While morse code is no longer required, it seems a useful skill to have, and fun to learn, so I'm learning that as well. I'm signed up to take the CW Ops CW Academy Level One course in April of 2019.

It also occurred to me that understanding Morse Code is much like understanding any other "spoken" language, and that it might be useful to drill things like the most commonly used words to improve fast "copy". To that end, I've taken the top 100 most commonly used words in written English and transcribed them into Morse.

I got the word list from https://www.empire-skola.sk/data/USR_042_IMAGES/The_100_Most_Common_Written_Words_in_English.pdf. According to some, the 100 most common words comprise 50% of all written material. The first 300 make up about 65%.

Once I get my license, I'll start studying for the General and Expert exams, and look into volunteering with my local CERT or other emergency organization.

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a		.- 
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that		- .... .- - 
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word		.-- --- .-. -.. 
but		-... ..- - 
not		-. --- - 
what		.-- .... .- - 
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were		.-- . .-. . 
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when		.-- .... . -. 
your		-.-- --- ..- .-. 
can		-.-. .- -. 
said		... .- .. -.. 
there		- .... . .-. . 
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each		. .- -.-. .... 
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she		... .... . 
do		-.. --- 
how		.... --- .-- 
their		- .... . .. .-. 
if		.. ..-. 
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up		..- .--. 
other		--- - .... . .-. 
about		.- -... --- ..- - 
out		--- ..- - 
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then		- .... . -. 
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her		.... . .-. 
would		.-- --- ..- .-.. -.. 
make		-- .- -.- . 
like		.-.. .. -.- . 
him		.... .. -- 
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time		- .. -- . 
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look		.-.. --- --- -.- 
two		- .-- --- 
more		-- --- .-. . 
write		.-- .-. .. - . 
go		--. --- 
see		... . . 
number		-. ..- -- -... . .-. 
no		-. --- 
way		.-- .- -.-- 
could		-.-. --- ..- .-.. -.. 
people		.--. . --- .--. .-.. . 
my		-- -.-- 
than		- .... .- -. 
first		..-. .. .-. ... - 
water		.-- .- - . .-. 
been		-... . . -. 
call		-.-. .- .-.. .-.. 
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oil		--- .. .-.. 
its		.. - ... 
now		-. --- .-- 
find		..-. .. -. -.. 
long		.-.. --- -. --. 
down		-.. --- .-- -. 
day		-.. .- -.-- 
did		-.. .. -.. 
get		--. . - 
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