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James T. Kirk hears the tapping of morse code while in the brig.

Morse code was an early Human means of non-verbal communication.

History and specificsEdit

This system, developed by Samuel Morse in the 19th century, involved set series of dashes and dots, short and long tones or delays in knocks. (TOS episode: "Space Seed"; TOS novel: The Fearful Summons)

In 2155, while trapped on a Romulan ship, Charles Tucker III had used the modulation pulses to tap out a message to the Enterprise warning them of an upcoming attack. (ENT novel: Kobayashi Maru)

James T. Kirk learned Morse code as a youngster one summer when he and his brother Sam vacationed at their grandparents' house in Vermont. The brothers and three boys from a nearby farm wrote coded messages to each other, pretending to be Native Americans relaying messages against invading British soldiers, their parents. (TOS novel: Windows on a Lost World)

By the 2260s, Morse code was rarely used. (TOS novella: The Truth Machine)

In 2287, Montgomery Scott made use of Morse code in the liberation of James T. Kirk and company from the USS Enterprise -A's brig. (TOS movie: The Final Frontier)

Tom Paris and Harry Kim were familiar with Morse code from their experience with the Captain Proton holodeck programs. (VOY episode: "Drive")

In the year 2377 when the USS da Vinci was trapped in a tessaract, they were able to get a message to Montgomery Scott using Morse code. (CoE eBook: The Art of the Comeback)

In 2293, Alma Roth transmitted a message using an amalgam of two codes, Morse and Lonteen's Light, which she knew Nyota Uhura would be able to interpret, being a specialist in old codes. (TOS novel: Best Destiny)

See also: "SOS"

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