Developer: Pignology, LLC
Current Version: 1.6
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Download Size: 1.4 MB - Download
Koch Trainer is a morse code trainer that uses the Koch Method developed by the German psychologist Ludwig Koch in the 1930's. The method basically states that you should learn morse code at the speed you expect to receive, by training your reflexes to respond to code sent at 20 WPM you'll learn the code much faster.
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Most Helpful Reviews
Good CW Program - I've been a ham for 47 years and CW is my favorite mode, although I do work SSB and some of the other digital modes. This CW program does exactly what it says it does. No more and no less. My code speed is 30-35 wpm. I copy most in my head and only write down name, qth, and other vital stuff. The neat thing about this program is it will allow you to use the window as a scratch pad and you can type the text as you hear it. Not only does it help with the learning of the code, it will test your typing abilities too. It's a fun program and I feel well worth the price charged. It would be nice to incorporate simulated qso's and importing of text to be sent. I sent an email to the seller requesting such and we might see it in the future as he has it on his "to-do" list. This program will definitely bring you from a beginner to a super cw operator.
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Good Koch trainer, but missing text comparison - The most useful feature by far would be automatically comparing the text written in the scratch pad with the actual code at the end of each Koch training session. It’s extremely time-consuming to compare it letter by letter. I’m fairly suprised this isn’t included. That’s a huge feature request. Thank you. Otherwise very good basic Koch trainer.
Not on the iMac - I installed on my iMac and began to develop an ear in lesson 1, but then the app stopped functioning. When I pressed play there is no sound. Upon visiting User Support the note is to turn off mute, but my sound is on. The app works fine on my iPad so far. I want it to work on my iMac. I will rate it Don’t Like It for this reason.
Handy trainer - …locked up on me once (I think the program was encouraging me to take a break) but after closing/reopening have not had a problem. I run it on Mac Mini OSX 10.9.5 Don’t use the scratch pad feature (just paper and pencil for now) but the improvement suggested by SchaqFu would make this program even better. Really like this resource and it’s improving my CW skills copying and sending…thanks and 73!
Spat sound instead of a dit - Dah’s are okay, but the dots sound like splat, kind of like the noise you get when plugging in head phones or a speaker into an active amplifier, it isn’t very clear. Sometimes the spats obscure the next dits
does not work!!! - This does not work. All the letters sound alike, like three really fast dots. I tried changing speeds and frequency, nothing helped.