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Typical Morse Code Key with CQ call.
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HERE ARE SOME ABBEVIATED WORDS AND MEANINGS FOR CW.


 

These are Abbreviations used in morse worldwide.

 

Phrase/word       Abb
about                  abt
again                  agn
antenna              ant
be seeing you     bcnu
break                 bk
conditions           conds
copy                  cpy
could                 cud
see you again    cuagn
see you later      cul
from                   de
dear                   dr
long distance      dx
and                    es
fine business       fb
for                      fer
good afternoon    ga
goodbye             gb
good evening       ge
good luck            gl
good morning      gm
good night          gn
good day            gd
laughter              Hi
hope                  hpe
best regards       73
love and kisses    88
 

 

hr       here          
hv       have
hw      how
mni     many
nr       number/near
nw      now
om     old man
pse    please
pwr    power
r        recieved
rpt     repeat
rx      receiver
sed   said
sigs   signals
sn     soon
sri     sorry
stn    station
sum   some
tks    thanks
tnx      thanks
tx       transmitter
tu       to you
u        you
ur      your
vy      very
wid     with
wud    would
wx      weather
yl       young lady (girlfriend)
xyl     wife
 

 

QRG?  what is my exact frequency?        Am i on frequency?
QRL?  Are you busy                       is this frequency in use?
QRM?  Is my t/x being interfered with?   Interference from other stations
QRN?  Are you troubled with static?      Interference from static/equipment
QRO?  Shall i increase power?            high power
QRP?  Shall i decrease power?            low power
QRQ?  Shall i send faster                send faster
QRS?   Shall i send slower?               send slower
QRT?  Shall i stop sending?              closing down
QRU?  Have you anything for me?          Thats all from me
QRX?  When will you call again?          Stand by
QRZ?  who is calling me?                 Who is calling me?
QSB?  Are my signals fading?             Fading
QSL?  Can you acknowledge me             Confirmation of contact
QSO?  Can you comunicate with..direct    Contact between stations
QSY?  Shall i change frequency?          Change frequency to
QTH?  What's your position in long/lat?  Location

 

The way to tell the difference between a question and a statement is to listen for the Question mark at the end of sending an "over", if there is no Question mark then it is naturally a statement, if there is a Question mark, the the reply should follow you would if you were having a normal telephone conversation or face to face chat..
    The Question Mark ?  is known by these characters..      ..--..
 

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