GENERAL CODE WORDS FOR RADIO TELEGRAPH     

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It can be made by any method of signaling.

  

1. Prosigns

Prosigns are symbols formed by running together two characters into one without the intercharacter space to make an abbreviation for the most common procedural signals. Usually written with a BAR over the characters. The ones in <  > are considered by the ARRL as prosigns.

 

Code Words

Meaning of Signals

<AA>

end of line

<AR>

end of message

<AS>

stand by ; wait

<BT>

separation (break) between address and text; between text and signature.

<HH>

error in sending. (Transmission continues with last word correctly sent.)

<II>

short form of above <HH>

<IMI>

repeat; I say again. (difficult or unusual words or groups)

<KA>

beginning of message

<KN>

go only, invite a specific station to transmit

<NR>

number follows

<SK>

out; clear (end of communications, no reply expected.)

<VE>

understood

  

2. General Code Words

Note : (*) The code words indicated this mark must be avoided duplicate with the distress and emergency code words.

Code Words

Meaning of Signals

ABT

about

ADR

address

AGN

again

ANT

antenna

B4

before

BCNU

be seeing you

* BD

bad

* BK

break

BTH

both

BTR

better

BTW

by the way

BURO

bureau

* CB

call book

CBA

call book address

CFM

confirm

* CK

check

CKT

circuit

* CL

close

CLD

called

CLG

calling

CMG

coming

CNT

can't

CONDX

conditions

CPI

copy

CRD

card

CS

call sign

* CU

see you

CUL

see you later

CUM

come

* CW

continuous wave

DE

from

DIFF

difference

DLD

delivered

DLVD

delivered

* DN

down

* DR

dear

DWN

down

* DX

distance

E

east

* EL

element

ES

and

ENUF

enough

* EU

Europe

EVE

evening

F

~ feet (length or depth)
(for example, 120F ; "120 feet")

* FB

fine business

* FM

from

* FQ

frequency

FREQ

frequency

FWD

forward

* GA

go ahead

* GB

good by

* GD

good

* GE

good evening

* GG

going

GLD

glad

* GM

good morning

* GN

good night

GND

ground

GUD

good

* GV

give

GVG

giving

HI

ha ha (the telegraphic laugh)

HPE

hope

* HQ

headquarters

* HR

here, hear

HRD

heard

* HW

how

* HV

have

HVG

having

HVY

heavy

* HW

how

LID

a poor operator

LNG

long

* LP

long path

LSN

listen

LTR

letter

* LV

leave

LVG

leaving

M

~ meters (length or depth)
(for example, 120M ; "120 meters")

MDC

medicine

MGR

manager

MOM

moment

MSG

message

N

north

NCS

net control station

* ND

nothing doing

* NG

no good

NIL

nothing

* NM

no more

* NR

number

* NW

now

* OB

old boy

* OM

old man

* OP

operator

OPR

operator

* OT

old timer; old top

PBL

preamble

PKG

package

PLS

please

PSE

please

* PT

point

PWR

power

* PX

press, prefix

* RC

ragchew

RCVD

received

RCVR

receiver

REF

reference, refer to

REPT

report

RIG

station equipment

RPT

repeat

RST

readability, strength, tone

S

south

SED

said

SIG

signal

SKED

schedule

* SN

soon

SRI

sorry

STN

station

SUM

some

SVC

service

SWL

short wave listener

TEMP

temperature

TEST

testing or contest

TFC

traffic

TIA

thanks in advance

TKS

thanks

TMW

tomorrow

TNX

thanks

TR

transmit

T/R

transmit/receive

TRBL

trouble

TRX

transceiver

TT

that

* TU

thank you

* TX

transmitter; transmit

U

you

UFB

ultra fine business

UNLIS

unlicensed

* UR

your

URS

yours

VFB

very fine business

* VY

very

W

west

* WD

word

WDS

words

WID

with

WKD

worked

WKG

working

* WL

will

WRD

word

WUD

would

* WX

weather

XCVR

transceiver

XMTR

transmitter

XYL

wife

YF

wife

* YL

young lady

YR

year

30

I have no more to send

33

fondest regards

55

best success

73

best regards

88

love and kisses

  

3. Single-Letter Signals with Complements

Code Words

Meaning of Signals

A

azimuth ~ degrees (direction) with three numerals
(for example, A120 ; "azimuth 120 degrees")

C

course ~ degrees with three numerals
(for example, C120 ; "course 120 degrees")

D

on dated ~ (date) with two, four or six numerals
(for example, D31 12 99 ; "on dated 31st December, 1999")

G

longitude ~ degrees (position) with four or five numerals
(for example, G12652 E ; "longitude 126 degrees and 52 minutes east")

K

I wish to cmmunicate by ~ with one numerals

L

latitude ~ degrees (position) with four numerals
(for example, L3730 N ; "latitude 37 degrees and 30 minutes north")

R

distance in ~ nautical miles (distance) with one or more numerals
(for example, R120 ; "distance in 120 nautical miles")

S

south, speed in ~ knots (speed) with one or more numerals
(for example, S20 ; "speed in 20 knots")

T

at local time ~ hour and minutes (time) with four numerals
(for example, T0820 ; "at local time 8 hours and 20 minutes" or "local time 08:20")

V

speed in ~ kilo-meters per hour (speed) with one or more numerals
(for example, V120 ; "speed in 120 kilo meters per hour")

Z

at GMT~ hours and minutes (time) with four numerals
(for example, Z0820 ; "at GMT 8 hours and 20 minutes" or "GMT 08:20")

  

4. Procedural Signals

Code Words

Meaning of Signals

AA

Repeat all after ~
(for example, RPT AA ~ ; "Repeat all after ~")

AB

Repeat all before ~
(for example, RPT AB ~ ; "Repeat all before ~")

BN

Repeat all between ~ and ~
(for example, RPT BN ~ ~ ; "Repeat all between ~ and ~")

CQ

Call for unknown station(s) or general call to all stations

CS

What is the name or identity signal of your vessel (or station)?

DE

from ~

NO

Negative. "No" or "the significance of the previous group should be read in the negative".

OK

Acknowledging a correct repetition or "It is correct".

RQ

Interrogative or "the significance of the previous group should be read as question".

WA

Repeat word or group after ~
(for example, RPT WA ~ ; "repeat word after ~")

WB

Repeat word or group before ~
(for example, RPT WB ~ ; "repeat word before ~")

   


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