CW CODE signs

This is an attempt to gather the most complete CW CODE signs. So, if you know other signs, special signs, abbreviations of any kind used in CW today (professional or not), please let me know.  I hope you will find this list interseting. Any comment will be welcome.

ALPHABET - NUMBERS - PROSIGNS

A   .- B   -... C   -.-. D   -.. E   . 
F   ..-. G   --. H   .... I   .. J   .---
K   -.- L   .-.. M   -- N   -. O   ---
P   .--. Q   --.- R   .-. S   ... T   -
U   ..- V   ...- W   .-- X   -..- Y   -.--
Z   --..                
1   .---- 2   ..--- 3   ...-- 4   ....- 5   .....
6   -.... 7   --... 8   ---.. 9   ----. 0   -----

 

[ . ]   .-.-.- [ , ]   --..-- [ ? ]   ..--.. [ - ]   -....-
[ = ]   -...- [ : ]   ---... [ ; ]   -.-.-. [ ( ]   -.--.
[  ) ]   -.--.- [ / ]   -..-. [ ! ]   .-..-. [ $ ]   ...-..-
[ ' ]   .----. [ _ ]   ..--.-          

 

Paragraph   .-.-.. Starting signal   -.-.-
Mistake   ........ Wait   .-...
End of message [ + ]   .-.-. Invitation to transmit [ K ]    -.- -.
Idem, but in QSO [KN]   -.- -. Understood [SN]   ...-.
All received [R]   .-.

 

The following letters are used in some European languages.

     Remarks: a number behind the letter means this letter has a particular sign.
     (1) means a double points above the letter.
     (2) means a little circle above the letter.
     (3) means a circumflex accent above the letter.
     (4) means an accute/grave accent above the letter.
     (5) means a cedilla.
     (6) is a " ~ " like the one above the letter N in the word ESPANA.
     I hope that everyone will understand as I am not sure all characters could be printed on all screens. I think this way will avoid any confusion...

A (1)(5)   .-.- O (1)(2)(4)   ---.
A (2)(3)(4)   .--.- U (1)   ..--
C (4)(5)   -.-..  Z (2)   --..
E (4)(5)   ..-.. Z (4)   --..-
E (3)   -..-. CH, S (5)   ----
N (6)   --.--    


Esperanto Characters
     
     Remark: each letter has a circumflex accent. It is  not represented here.

C   -.-.. J   .---.
G   --.-. S   ...-.
H   -.--. U   ..--

Abbreviated numbers

1   .- 2   ..-
3   ...- 4   ....-
5   ..... 6   -....
7   -... 8   -..
9   -. 0   -

 

The following signs are not used in HAM Radio CW transmissions:

Interrogatory   ..-.-
Emergency silence   ....--
Executive follows    ..-..-
Break-in-signal   -----
Emergency signal    ...---...
Relay of distress    -..-..-..

 
 
When words are missing:

    1) Several words are lost at the end of a transmission. Transmit the last correct word then: [?AA] --> all after.
    2) Several words are lost at the beginning of a transmission. Transmit: [?AB] --> all before, followed by the first correct word.
    3) Several words are lost during a transmission. Transmit [?BN] --> between, followed by the last and the first correct
word received.

Most common abbreviations used in CW ( this list is certainly not complete)

A ABT about
  AGN again
  ANT antenna
B BK break-in (listening between signals)
C C or F temperature in Celcius or Farenheit degrees
  CFM confirming
  CONDX conditions
  CPY copy
  CQ general call
  CUAGN catch you later
  CUL catch you later
  CW continous wave
D DE from (station)
  DR dear
  DX long distance
E EL element
  ES and
F F or C temperature in Celcius or Farenheit degrees
  FB fine business
  FER for
  FM from (a place)
G GA good afternoon
  GB good bye
  GD good day
  GL good luck
  GM good morning
  GN good night
  GND ground
H HPE hope
  HR here
  HVE have
  HVY heavy
  HW how
K K transmit
M MNY many
  MSG message
N NW now
O OK ok
  OM old man
  OP operator
P PSE please
  PWR power
R RPRT report
  RST Readibility Signal strenght Tonality
  RX receiver
S SIG signal
  SRI sorry
  STN station
T TEMP temperature
  TEST contest
  TNX thanks
  TKS thanks
  TU to you (thank you)
U UFB very nice job
  UR your
W WID with
  WX weather
X XCVR transceiver
  XMAS Christmas
  XYL ex-young lady
Y YL young lady



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