In reality it's a very compact way of showing a lot of information. Some show the difference between an open and a close parenthesis, others use the same character. Having a family member construct that list is going to be a tough ask, unless you're fortunate enough to have more than one amateur in your household. Electronics and water rarely mix, unless you submerge the electronics in mineral spirits, or if you seal your electronics in circuit board lacquer. Within the context of setting up your radio, an hour before you go away, I intended to convey: You can think of it as a chart, showing the horizontal axis as frequency, the vertical axis as time and the colour as signal strength.
They're all essentially the same, but the market will lap it up.
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It's no longer required to get an Amateur License, but that doesn't mean that it's not useful, in fact, far from it, Morse is still heavily used in this hobby. The reality is likely that even after a successful first on-air adventure, you'll be on your own in your shack asking yourself where everyone went. Stuff between you like buildings and hills will lower that distance. You may find new friends or find a different activity that sparks your interest. I have a friend who is kilometres away, can I talk to them on my hand-held 2m radio?