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January 19th, 2008, 02:16 PM
i was wondering if there is any connect between morse code and binary?


January 19th, 2008, 03:03 PM
As far as I can tell, no.

January 19th, 2008, 03:07 PM
they're related in that they both operate in base 2 i suppose?

January 19th, 2008, 03:47 PM
Morse code isn't base 2, more like base 5 I think.
Binary is a simple on/off | 0/1 concept, where as morse code has on/off/long/short as well as different length pauses between.
The wikipedia entry on morse code (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morse_code) lists 5 different states.

January 19th, 2008, 04:02 PM
No, morse code is binary. It just comes in different bit-lengths.