Listener's Guide

Morse Code Abbreviations For Radio Operators

No matter how much you love CW, there will be words and phrases used all the time. Cut these down to a few letters agreed to by all and you can save a few taps on the morse key per message. Over a working day, that's a lot of taps.

Since a Morse Test is no longer required to get an amateur radio licence, we thought CW would quietly fade away. Confident but wrong. Morse is stronger than ever, so why not remind you of ways of keeping it short. 73, OM.

Morse Code Abbreviations For Radio Operators
AbbreviationWord Or PhraseAbbreviationWord Or Phrase
ABTAboutOBOld boy
ADRAddressOMOld man
AGNAgainOPOperator
ANTAntennaOTOld timer
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