Voluntary Morse code requirement
Radio amateur Morse code examination
WRC-03 decided to remove the obligatory Morse code requirement from the Radio Regulations. Consequently the CEPT revised Recommendations T/R 61-01 and 61-02 by removing the references to Morse code.
However some administrations may continue Morse code examinations either as a national requirement or on a voluntary basis. This document contains information for Morse code examinations for reference purposes.
Competency in Morse code
Those Administrations who wish to continue Morse code examinations either as a national requirement or on a voluntary basis may use the following procedures:
The examinee is required to demonstrate his ability to send and transcribe in Morse code, plain texts, number groups, punctuation and other signs:
- for a duration of at least 3 minutes
- with a maximum of 4 errors in reception
- with a maximum of 1 uncorrected and 4 corrected errors in transmission
- not using an alphanumeric keyboard
Administrations making use of the procedure of this Report may indicate in the relevant amateur certificate that the holder has passed the Morse code examination. Alternatively, a separate document may be issued.