Independant Communication Authorities of South Africa  

*  James Road (Street) 16,   Fairleads,   Benoni.        Tel: 011-969-3301,   Fax: 086-545-6004,  Cell: 082-264-4180  *

 
 

CW Abbreviations 

AA

All after

OC

Old chap

AB

All before

OM

Old man

ABT

About

OP

Operator

ADR

Address

OPR

Operator

AGN

Again

OT

Old timer; old top

ANT

Antenna        

PBL

Preamble

BCI

Broadcast interference

PSE

Please

BCL

Broadcast listener

PWR

Power

BK

Break

PX

Press

BN

All between; been

R

Received as transmitted; are

BUG

Semi-automatic key

RCD

Received

B4

Before

RCVR

Receiver

C

Yes

RX

Receiver

CFM

Confirm

REF

Refer to; referring to; reference

CK

Check

RFI

Radio frequency interference

CL

I am closing my station; call

RIG

Station equipment

CLD

Called; calling

RPT

Repeat; I repeat; report

CLG

Called; calling

RTTY

Radioteletype

CQ

Calling any station

RX

Receiver

CUD

Could

SASE

Self-addressed, stamped envelope

CUL

See you later

SED

Said

CW

Continues wave

SIG

Signature; signal

DLD

Delivered

SINE

Operator's personal initials or nickname

DLVD

Delivered

SKED

Schedule

DR

Dear

SRI

Sorry

DX

Distance; foreign countries

SSB

Single sideband

ES

And, &

SVC

Service; prefix to service msg

FB

Fine business, excellent

T

Zero

FM

Frequency modulation

TFC

Traffic

GA

Go ahead (or resume sending)

TMW

Tomorrow

GB

Goodbye

TNX

Thanks

GBA

Give better address

TKS

Thanks

GE

Good evening

TT

That

GG

Going

TU

Thank you

GM

Good morning

TVI

Television interference

GN

Good night

TX

Transmitter

GND

Ground

TXT

Text 

GUD

Good

UR Urs

Your; You're; Yours

HI

The telegraph laugh; high

VFO

Variable-frequency oscillator

HR

Here, hear

VY

Very

HV

Have

WA

Word after

HW

How

WB

Word before

LID

A poor operater

WD, WDS

Word; Words

MA

Milliamperes

WKD, WKG

Worked; working

MILS

Milliamperes

WL

Well; will

MSG

Message; prefix to radiogram

WUD

Would

N

No

WX

Weather

NCS

Net control station

XCVR

Transceiver

ND

Nothing doing

XTAL

Quartz crystal

NIL

Nothing; I have nothing for you

XYL (YF)

Wife

NM

No more       

YL

Young lady

NR

Number         

73

Best regards

NW

Now; I resume transmission

88

Love & kisses

OB

Old Boy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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