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Dec 01st, 2011


HAM RADIO SLANG

AA - All after..
AA - End Of Line..
AB - All before..
ABT - About..
ABV - Abbreviate..
ABVE - Above..
ABD - Aboard...
ABS - Absent...
AC - Alternating Current..
ACG - According..
ADEE - Addressee..
ADR - Address..
ADS - Address..
AF - Africa...Audio freq..
AER - Aerial..
AGE - Age..
AGN - Again..
AHD - Ahead..
AL - All..
ALNG - Along..
ALSO - Also..
AM - Amplitude Modulation.Before noon..
AM - I am..
AMI - Friend..
AMT - Amount..
AND - And..
ANI - Any..
ANS - Answer..
ANT - Antenna..
ANTENNA - Antenna..
AO - At once..
APC - Appreciate...
AR - End of message..End of this transmission..
AS - Stand by; wait.,
AS - Asia..
AT - used for the @ sign for E-Mail Addresses New proposal is AC run together..
ASM - Wait....minutes..
AT - At ... hours...
ATFIK - I am giving exact address..
ATU - antenna tuner..
AUD - Audibility..
AUSSIE - VK ham..
AVB - Available...
AWARD - Award..
AYB - Anybody...
AYG - Anything...

BA - Buffer..
BAD - Bad..
BC - Broadcast.. BCI - Broadcast Interference..
BCL - Broadcast Listener..
BCNU - Be seeing you..
BCR - Broadcasting receiver..
BCSTN - Broadcast station..
BCUZ - Because..
BD - Bad..
BEAM - Beam..
BEACON - radio lighthouse..
BERE - Before..
BEST - Best..
BFT - Breakfast...
BIZ - Job, occupation..
BK - Break, Break in.."I'm back now" or "Back to you"
BKN - Broken...
BLO - Short circuit..
BLV - Believe..Suppose..
BLW - Below..
BN - All between; Been..
BT - Separation (break) between address and text; between text and signature..
BOTTLE - Valve..
BT - But..
BUT - But..
BND - Band..
BOX - POB..
BRAGS - Brags ..
BTH - Both..
BTR - Better..
BTU - Back to you..
BTW - By The Way..
BTWN - Between ..
BUG - Semi-Automatic key..
BURO - Bureau..
BUX - Dollars..
B4 - Before..
BF - Before..
BY - By ..

C - Yes, Correct..
C - Celsius..
CALL - Call..
CANS - Earphones..
CB - CallBook..Give reply..
CC - Crystal Controlled Transmitter..
CBA - Callbook Address..
CELSIUS - Celsius..
CF - Chief...
CFM - Confirm; I confirm..
CFUD - Confused..
CHC - Chance...
CHG - Charge...
CHIRPY- Chirpy..
CHRIO - Cheerio..
CK - Check..
CKT - Circuit..
CL - I am closing my station; Call.. (end of all transmissions)
CLBK - Callbook..
CLD - Called..
CLDY - Cloudy..
CLOUDIS - Clear sky..
CLG - Calling..
CLR - Clear (usually a description of the weather)
C/O - Care of..
COIL - coil..
CMG - Coming..
CMS - Coming soon..
CN - can..
CNT - Can't..
CNU - Can you...
CO - Crystal Oscillator..
CONDS - Conditions..
CONDX - DX Conditions..
CNDX - DX Conditions...
CONGRATS - Congratulations..
CONTACT - Contact..
CONTEST - Contest..
COS - Because..
CPI - Copy..
CPY - Copy..
COPY - Copy..
CQ - Calling any station.. Seek You..
CQD - To all stations - we are in distress
CP - Counterpoise..
CPM - character per minute..
CRD,CARD - Card..
CS - Callsign..
CTR - Country..
CTS - Countries..
CU - See You..
CUAGN - See You Again..
CUD - Could..
CUDNT- Could not
CUL - See You later..
CUM - Come..Transmit,please..
CUZ - Because..
CW - Continuous wave..

DA - Day..
DAU - Daughter...
DB - dB..
DBL - Double..
DC - Direct Current..
DCN - Direction..
DCT - Direct..
DE - From, This Is..
DEG - Degree..
DIFF - Difference..
DLD - Delivered..
DLVD - Delivered..
DN - Down..
DNR - Dinner...
DNT - Dont..
DOLS - Dollars...
DR - Dear..
DSW - Russian CW abbreviation for goodbye..
DUNNO - I dont know..
DUZ - Does
DWN - Down..
DX - Distance..

EJO - Enjoy...
EL - Element..
ELBUG - Electronic key..
ELE - Element..
ELINK - Echolink..
EM - Them..
EMGY - Emergency..
EQPT - Equipment..
ER , RE - Here..
ES - And..
ESPY - Especially...
ENUF,ENAF - Enough..
EU - Europe..
EX - previous..
EXCUSE - excuse..
EXK - Expect...
EVE - Evening..
EYB - Everybody...
EYG - Everything...

FAN - Amateur..
FAR - Far..
FB - Fine Business, excellent..
FD - Freq doubler..
FDR - Feeder..
FED - Feedback...
FER, FR - For..
FEW - Few..
FINAL- Final ..
FIO - for information only..
FIRST - First..
FM - Frequency Modulation, From..
FONE - Phone..
FQ - Frequency..
FRD - Friend...
FRI - Friday...
FRM - From...
FREQ - Frequency..
FT - Foot..
FWD - Forward..
FWIW - for what it's worth
FYI - for your information

GA - Go ahead; Good Afternoon..
GAIN - Gain..
GANG - Group..
GB - Good bye, God Bless..
GD - Good, Good Day..
GE - Good Evening..
GESS - Guess..
GG - Going..
GL - Good luck..
GLD - Glad..
GLS - Girls...
GH - Good Hunting..
GM - Good morning..
GMT - Greenwich Meat Time..
GN - Good night..
GND - Ground..
GP - Ground Plane..
GS - Green Stamp..
GUD - Good..
GV - Give..
GVG - Giving..

HAM - Amateur..
HAGD - Have a good day..
HAGWE - Have a good week end..
HH - Error in sending..
HET - Heterodine..
HF - High Frequency..
HI - The telegraph laugh; High..
Hello - Hello..
HLO - Hello..
HM - Home Made.., Him..
HNY - Happy New Year..
HOME MADE - Home made..
HOMEBREW - Home made..
HP - High Power..
HPE - Hope..
HPN - Happen...
HQ - Headquarters..
HR - Here; Hear, Hour..
HRD - Heard..
HRS - Hours..
HT - High Tension..
HUM - Hum..
HV - Have..
HVE - have..
HVNT - havent..
HVG - Having..
HVR - However...
HVU - Have you...?
HVY - Heavy..
HW - How, How Copy?..
HWS - How is?..
HWSAT - How is about that?..

IF - If..
IM - I am..
IM - Immidiately...
IMY - Immensely...
IS - Is..
II - I Repeat..
II - Short form of ..
IMI - Repeat, Say Again..
IMHO -In my humble opinion..
IN - inch, in..
INFO - Info..
INPT - Input..
IRC - International Reply Coupon..
IRPT - I repeat..
ITD - Intend...

JA - Japanese Station..
JF - Justify..
JN - Join...
JOB - Job..

K - Invitation To Transmit..I'm done, your turn..
KA - Beginning of message..
KEY - Key..
KEYING - Keying..
KHZ - kilohertz..
KLIX - Key Clicks..
KN - Go only, invite a specific station to transmit.I'm done, but only you (callsign given) come back to me..
KNW - Know..
KP - Keep...
KWOF - Key with other foot..

LID - A poor operator..
LIL - Little..
LIS - Licence , Licensed..
LON - Longitude..
LAT - latitude..
LKG - Looking for,waiting,looking..
LNG - Long..
LFT - left..
LOC - Location..
LOG - Logbook..
LOTSA - A lot..
LP - Long Path..
LS - Loudspeaker..
LSN - Listen..
LTR - Later; letter..
LV - Leave..
LVG - Leaving..
LW - Long Wire., Long Wave..
LWR - Lower..

MA - Millamperes..
MAG - Magazine..Magnetic..
MERRY XMAS - Merry Christmas..
MDA - Monday...
MGHT - Possible..
MGR - Manager..
MHZ - Megahertz..
MI - My..
MIKE,MIC,MK - Microphone..
MILL - Typewiter..
MILS - Millamperes..
MISD - Missed..Lost..
Mistake - Mistake..
MK - Make..
MMY - Memory...
MNG - Morning...
MNI - Many..
MNL - Manual..
MO - Master Oscillator...
MO - Month...
MOPA - Master Oscillator and Power Amplifier..
MOM - Moment..
MPH - Miles per hour..
MSG - Message; Prefix to radiogram..
MSK - Mistake...
MST,MUST - Must...
MTR - Meter..
MTR - Matter...
MX - Merry Christmas..
MULT - Multiplier..
MY - My..

N - No, Negative, Incorrect, No More..
N - Nine (as in Signal Report)..
NA - North America..
NBR - Neighbour...
NAME - Name..
NEWS - News..
NCS - Net Control Station..
ND - Nothing Doing ..
NG - Not good..
NIL - Nothing; I have nothing for you; Not In Log..
NITE - Night..
NM - No more..
NN - Noon..
NR - Number, Near..
NOT,NO - not...
NUP - Newspaper...
NVR - Never..
NW - Now; I resume transmission..
NY - New Year..

OB - Old boy..
OC - Old chap..
OC - Oceania..
ODX - The farthest DX..
OFT,OFTEN - Often..
OFS - Office...
OFY - Oficially...
OK - All Correct..
OM - Old man..
OOTC - Old,old Timers CLub..
OP - Operator..
OP - Opportunity...
OPN - Open..
OPR - Operator..
OR - Or..
OSC - Oscillator..
OT - Old timer; Old top..
OTR - Other, others..
OUT - out..
OW - Old Woman..
OWG - Owing...
OWZ - Otherwise...

P - Pressure..
PAC - Pacific..
PA - Power Amplifier..
PART - Partly..
PBL - Preamble..
PBS - personal bulletin system = MAILBOX..
PBY - Probably...
PC - Per cent...
PDC - Perfect Direct Current..
PIX - Photo..
PKG - Package..
PKJ - Package...
PLSR - Pleasure...
PM - Post Meridiem..
POX - Police...
PP - Push Pull..
PSE - Please..
PSED - Pleased..
PSK31- PSK31..
PSU - Power Supply..
PT - Point..
PWR - Power..
PX - Press, Prefix..

QKY - Quickly...
QSO - 2 way contact..
QRM - man made interference..
QRN - natural interference..
QSL - Do you acknowledge receipt? I acknowledge receipt..
QRPP - Less than 1 Watt operating power..
QSN - Queston...
QT - Quite...
QTN - Quotation...
QTY - Quantity...

R - Received as transmitted; Are..
R - Decimal Point (with numbers)..
RAC - Rectified AC..
RADIAL - Counterpoise..
RANGE - Range..
RC - Ragchew..
RCC - Rag Chewers Club..
RCV - Receive..
RCD,RCVD - Received..
RCTF - Rectifier..
RCVR - Receiver..
RD - Road...Read..
RDI - Ready..
RE - Concerning; Regarding..
REF - Refer to; Referring to; Reference..
RELAY - Relay..
REM - Remarks..
REMOTE - Remote..
RFB - Received Fine Business..
RFI - Radio frequency interference..
RFU - Refuse...
RIG - Station equipment..
RIPPLE - Ripples..
RG - Regular...
RGR - Roger..
RITE - Write...
RJ - Reject...
RMB - Remember...
RMKS - Remarks..
ROK - Received all correct..
ROTFL - Rolling on the floor laughing..
RPT - Repeat, Report..
RPRT - Report..
RPM - Rotates Per Minute..
RPY - Reply...
RR - All received OK..
RR - Railroad...
RTBM - Rotary Beam..
RTTY - Radio teletype..
RST - Readability, strength, tone....
RU - Are you...
RUNNING - Running..
RUF - Rough...
RX - Receive, Receiver..

SA - Say..
SA - South America..
SASE - Self-addressed, stamped envelope..
SAT - Saturday...
SED - Said..
SAE - Self-Addressed Envelope..
SDY - Sunday...
SEC - Second..
SEND - Send..
SET - Device..
SEZ - Says..
SGD - Signed..
SH - Such...
SHACK - Shack...
SHUD - Should..
SIG - Signature; Signal..
SINE - Operator's personal initials or nickname..
SK - Out; clear (end of communications, no reply expected.)..
SK - Silent Key..
SKED - Schedule..
SKIP - Skip..
SKJ - Schedule...
SHORT SKIP - Short Skip..
SLITE - Weak..
SMG - Something...
SN,SOON - Soon..
SOLID - Solidly ...
SP - Short Path..
SPARK - Spark..
SPK - Speak..
SPO - Suppose..
SPZ - Surprise...
SRI - Sorry..
SRL - Phone number..
SS - Sweepstakes ..
SSB - Single Side Band..
STABLE - Stable..
STAGE - Stage..
STD - Standard...
STDI - Steady..
STICK - Pencil..
STN - Station..
STO - Store...
STRONG - Strong..
SUGN - Suggestion...
SUM - Some..
SURE - Sure..
SVC - Service; Prefix to service message..
SVL - Several...
SWOF - Send with other foot...
SW - Short wave..Switch...
SWL - Short Wave Listener..
SWR - Standing Wave Radio..
SYS - System...
/ST - short timer on check in..

T - Zero (with numbers)..
TAP - tap..
TAPE - tape..
TB,TBS - Tube..
TEMP - Temperature..
TEST - Testing or Contest..
TFC - Traffic..Regular QSO...
TGR - Together...
THRU - via..
THD - Thursday...
THR - There..
TIA - Thanks In Advance..
TK - Take...
TMW,TMR - Tomorrow..
TO - To..
TONITE - Tonight..
TK - Take..
TKS - Thanks..
TNKS - Thanks..
TNX - Thanks..
TIL - Until..
TR - Transmit..
TRAFO - Transformator..
T/R - Transmit/Receive..
TRBL - Trouble..
TRC - Traffic..
TRI - Try..
TRIX - Tricks..
TRX - Transceiver..
TT - That..
TTS - That is..
TU - Thank you..
TUY - Tuesday...
TVI - Television interference..
TX - Transmitter; Transmit..
TXT - Text..

U - You..
UCN - Uncertain...
UF - Unfortunate...
UFB - Ultra Fine Business..
UKN - Unknown...
ULY - Usually...
UN - Until...
UNLIS - Unlicensed..
UNSTDI - Unsteady..
UR - Your; You are..
URL - Universal Resource Locator.. - Address For a WebPage..
UTC - Universal Time Coordinated..
URS - Yours..

VB - Valuable...
VCY - vicinity
VE - Understood (VE)..
VERT - Vertical..
VET - Veteran...
VFB - Very fine business..
VFO - Variable Frequency Oscillator..
VIA - via..
VKN - Vacation...
VOL - Volume...
VSB - Visible...
VSR - Visitor...
VST - Visit...
VU - View...
VY - Very..
VYG - Voyage...

W - Watts..Word..
WATTS - Watts..
WA - Word after..
VALVE - Valve..
WATSA - What Say..
WB - Word before..
WB - Will be..
WD - Word..
WDA - Wednesday...
WDS - Words..
WELL - Well..
WGT - Weight...
WID - With..
WK,WEAK - Weak..
WKD - Worked..
WKG - Working..
WL - Well; Will..
WN - When...
WPM - Words Per Minute..
WRD - Word..
WRK - Work..
WT - What...
WTV - Whatever...
WUD - Would..
WW - Would..
WW - world wide..
WX - Weather..

XCVR - Transceiver..
EXCUS,XCUS - Excuse...
XJ - Explain...
XMAS - Christmas..
XMTR - Transmitter..
XPER - Experimental..
XTAL - Crystal..
XVTR - Transverter..
XYL - Wife..

YDAY - yesterday..
YDY - yesterday..
YF - Wife..
YL - Young lady..
YR - Year..
YRS - Years..
Z - Zulu Time..
ZONE - Zone..
ZX - zero beat..

2NITE - tonight
30 - I have no more to send..
33 - Fondest Regards..
55 - Best Success..
73 - Best Regards (NOT 73'S)..
88 - Love and kisses (NOT 88'S).....Hugs and kisses..
99 - Go out,dont transmit..
161 - 73+88=161

French abbreviations:
BCP - Beacoup - A lot
BJR - Bonjour - Good morning
BN - Bon - Good
BNE - Bonne - Good
BSR - Bonsoir - Good evening
HRX - Heureux GLÜCKLICH happy
MCI - Merci -Thanks
PR - Pour - To
SVP - S’il vous plaît -Please
TJRS - Toujours - Always , still
VA - The end of transmission..
VCI - Voici.. Tu jest
VS - Vous, vos .. You
VTRE - Votre - Your
88x - Baisers extra - extra kisses
ICI - Here


AA - End Of Line
AAA - Full Stop
AR - End of message
AS - Stand by; wait
BT - Separation (break) between address and text; between text and signature.
HH - Error in sending. 8 dits - Transmission continues with last word correctly sent.
II - Short form of above
IMI - Repeat; I say again. (Difficult or unusual words or groups.)
NR - Number follows
SK - Out; clear (end of communications, no reply expected.)

The following without the < > are other commonly used two letter procedural signals -- some Hams run them together -- others do not:
BK - Break
CL - Going off the air (clear)
CQ - Calling any amateur radio station (Many add a space between the C and the Q)
DE - This or From
KA - Beginning of message
KN - Go only, invite a specific station to transmit
VE - Understood (VE)

THe Weather:
FAIR,FINE
BRIGHT
SUNNY
RAINY
CLOUDY
WINDY
OVERCAST
STORMY
WET,DAMP
COLD
WARM
DRY
COOL
MILD
HOT
DARK
STORM
TEMPEST
HAIL
FOG
SNOW
FROST
THAW
ICE
DRIZZLE
CLEAR
CLOSE
DULL
BLIZZARD
SLEET
SLIPPERY
HURRICANE
WIND
BLOWING

BBL - I'll Be Back Later
BRB - I'll Be Right Back
J/K - Just Kidding
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
NP - No Problem
RR - Roger Roger (ok)
WB - Welcome Back
WFWL - Work First, Worry Later