SOS Emergency morse code

SOS Emergency morse code send with blinking eyes, sound, flashlight

Before going further, if you are in a hurry this is what you do.

SOS = . . . _ _ _ . . .

or 3 short 3 long 3 short

3 short 3 long 3 short no pause between them.

 . . . _ _ _ . . .

Short pause then do it again and repeat as many times as you can and at the same time call for help if you can.

3 short 3 long 3 short
 . . . _ _ _ . . .

This can be done with anything, sound light, movement.

3 short beeps followed by 3 long beeps followed by 3 short beeps


3 short light flashes followed by 3 long light flashes followed by 3 short light flashes.

Morse code is a way to send messages via beeps and light flashes or taps mostly.

You can even use the way you hand moves while tapping on a desk to send a morse code message or even how you blink as shown in the video bellow.


In Morse code each character is represented by dots or lines, long beeps or short beeps, long flashes or short flashes.

S = . . .
O = _ _ _

So like that SOS becomes . . . _ _ _ . . .

SOS is a Morse code distress signal recognized and used internationally. It does not mean specifically anything but it was referred to as “Save Our Ship” in the past. It is normally followed by the ship name, psn (position) with coordinates, short explanation about the emergency.

You might not be on a ship but it’s always good to know this signal to be able to send it and recognize what it means when you hear or see it.

Other distress signals that may be used.

Safety Signal

The “Safety Signal” the letter T ( _ ) repeated 3 times. Each long pulse with a pause between.

_    _     _ = TTT

Mayday voice code

When sending an audio transmission using voice use the Mayday code to signal distress. Say Mayday and then explain where you are and what you need urgently.


Mayday, I’m at 46 01 01 N 04 01 01 W coordinates I need help for … reason. Mayday is considered the spoken equivalent of SOS.


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