flyr4096's Review of Koch TrainerReviewed on 11/28/19 1:17 PM
This would be a nice app if the sound worked. Unfortunately it does not. Kind of hard to learn code without hearing it.
JustMe-66's Review of Koch TrainerReviewed on 11/28/19 1:17 PM
While the Koch Trainer v1.0 is based on the Koch Method for learning Morse Code, it also adheres to the KISS principle. Nick has kept the interface very simple yet useful & functional. I look forward to ways he can improve such a solid v1.0! - Jim KB5AWM
solo_han's Review of Koch TrainerReviewed on 11/28/19 1:17 PM
This is a good start. You might want to consider writing the next version to work on the iPad. You would have a ton of real estate to have the user type in the lower box/scratch pad and check against the upper one. You would also have almost zero competition on the iPad since there are no cw tutor apps for it.
32Echo's Review of Koch TrainerReviewed on 11/28/19 1:17 PM
Been working great until latest iOS update to 8.0.2. Hoping to have a fix soon as I'm still learning CW and this is the perfect app for that!
Practical_man's Review of Koch TrainerReviewed on 11/28/19 1:17 PM
The current version does everything I need it to do. Uses Koch method and Farnsworth timing as recommended by most CW mentors. Works as advertised. Scratch pad feature is helpful as well. I'm a novice with CW and this app is Definitely helpful in building skill. Could it be improved by adding more features? Sure. But it does the job well and it's priced right. Great job by the Pignology team.
chickeemama's Review of Koch TrainerReviewed on 11/28/19 1:17 PM
I have yet to get 90% on my first lesson as I just got this app but I know I will get there. Being brand new to CW (morse code) I found the app a bit hard to understand as there are no directions on how to start... When I say start I mean the fact that it starts the first lesson with a "K" and an "M" but I have never heard either of those tones so how will I know which tones are for what letter??? After many internet searches I downloaded a different app so I could hear the letters before I actually start the lesson. This was an immense help. I am teaching myself and have no mentor to go to when I have a question so with out the internet I would have given up on this app. Please add some "newbie" directions to help the persons (such as myself) know how to even begin to use this app. Otherwise it is a very good app & the only one available for the IOS system that I have found
epall's Review of Koch TrainerReviewed on 11/28/19 1:17 PM
Koch Trainer covers the basics, but it's a poorly designed app. The audio pops, it's much stronger in one ear, and it doesn't remember my settings when I re-launch it.
zoofossil's Review of Koch TrainerReviewed on 11/28/19 1:17 PM
I wish it had farnsworth spacing like G4FON's does. Much more helpful to me to listen to 30wpm characters but at 15wpm spacing. I am going to try Morse Elmer that I just read about in FISTS newsletter.
JRS LCF's Review of Koch TrainerReviewed on 11/28/19 1:17 PM
Crashes after 8 or 9 play sessions - which is OK, since I need a break by then anyway. (on an ipad...) Only plays through one side of the headphones. This makes for some interesting experiments -- can I read code better with my left or right ear? Probably this is NOT the intended design. The lesson selection wheel works rather poorly on the iPad for some reason. It would be nice if the settings would remain from one session in the software to the next. In spite of all these issues the software has already helped improve my code copying skills.
mob1942's Review of Koch TrainerReviewed on 11/28/19 1:17 PM
Unable to hear any audio for copying code. Audio on iPad works fine with other applications. Checked audio settings on iPad, all looked good.