I, just as a hobby project, am writing a program for decoding Morse code.
I am not a ham, but generally interested in radio and programming. I have a first version of the project, but it failed to decode the signal in this recording.
The length relation between the dash and the dots is far from "standard" and the length of the dashes varies wildly.
Is this type of signal common or should I say "skip this, too weird"?
I also see
_....._ in the recording, which I don't recognize as a character: does it have some special interpretation?
Edit: Fun to read about the "banana boat swing". And to get confirmation about my suspicion that a "bug" was used from the consistent length of the "dits". I once tried to learn Morse, but I gave it up. Was unable to get hang of reading. For sending I tried both straight key and bug. And according to my mentor my "fist" was quite good. The aim of the project is not only to read the charters. But also to decode all the prosigns to make the conversation more understandable for an outsider.