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CW Abbreviations
by John Shannon, K3WWP

There are many many abbreviations used for words on CW, ranging from commonly used abbreviations like B4 for Before or TU for Thank You to very obscure abbreviations known only to the one using them. Thus such a list must be a very subjective list. The following are what I believe to be the most common and easiest to understand abbreviations.

Abbrev.WordAbbrev.Word
ABTAboutOBOld boy
ADRAddressOMOld man
AGNAgainOPOperator
ANTAntennaOTOld timer; old top
B4BeforePSEPlease
CYesPWRPower
CFMConfirmRIGStation equipment
CULSee you laterRPTRepeat; report
ESAndRX; RCVRReceiver
FBFine businessSEDSaid
GAGo aheadSEZSays
GAGood afternoonSIGSignal
GBGood byeSKEDSchedule
GBGod blessSRISorry
GEGood eveningTMWTomorrow
GGGoingTNXThanks
GMGood morningTTThat
GNGood nightTUThank you
GNDGroundTVITelevision interference
GUDGoodTXTransmitter
HILaughterUR; URSYour; Yours
HIHighVYVery
HRHere; hearWKD; WKGWorked; working
HVHaveWLWill
HWHow; how copyWUDWould
LIDA poor operatorWXWeather
MSGMessageXMTRTransmitter
NNoYF; XYLWife
NILNothingYLYoung lady
NRNumber73Best regards
NWNow88Love and kisses