Morse Code Tools

Listen to news in morse code and send with a software keyer

Morse Keyer

Morse Keyer is a software keyer that can be keyed via the mouse or a key/paddle connected to a serial port. It supports straight keying, semi-automatic (bug) keying, and Iambic A or B mode automatic keying. The Morse code can be played as CW radio tones or telegraph sounder click/clack sounds, and low-latency ASIO sound driver output is supported. Optionally, the keyer can key an external telegraph sounder or loop, or a ham rig (while still playing the sound). Since it supports semi-auto keying, it can be used to send American morse code (a single-lever paddle is best for this).

Morse News

Morse News periodically reads one or more RSS/Atom (news), Facebook, and/or Twitter feeds and translates the received messages into precisely timed International (radio) or American (railroad) Morse code. The Morse code can be played as CW radio tones, old-fashioned spark-gap sounds, telegraph sounder click/clack sounds, or to a physical telegraph sounder connected to a serial port. Split speeds are supported for Farnsworth effects. American code generation includes timing nuances that make it sound natural. The CW and spark-gap sounds can optionally be enhanced with realistic noise, static crashes, and ionospheric-style fading.

The video is just a few minutes long and shows Morse News running in four different modes. It sounds better in real life!


Morse Code Tools runs on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, 32-bit or 64-bit. It also runs on Windows 8 (beta) 32/64 as well.

Both programs come together in a packaged installer and can be downloaded from

Morse Code Tools are a free open source project but Copyright (C) 2012 Robert B. Denny, Mesa, AZ.
Contact: Bob Denny <>