Matthew Parker's Decoder #2010-2

Did you find the secret message in the February 2010 issue of Focus on the Family Clubhouse magazine? If not here it is again:


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Decode this message by substituting the proper letter for the above symbols. 





How It Works:
This code is famous and is called Morse code. To decode it, just match the dots and dashes with the letter they represent.


O          D         Y       S          S           E          Y
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Coolness!
Samuel Morse created this code nearly 200 years ago to send messages across an electric telegraph. When tapped or flashed with a flashlight, dots are short bursts (called "dits") and dashes are long holds (called "dahs"). One dah equals the length of three dits.


Look for another decoder next month!

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