Continuous Wave: CW

Description of CW.

CW Abbreviations

Incomplete list of common abbreviations for words and phrases used in ham radio CW communications. Listen to each abbreviation at various speeds to learn the sound of the abbreviation. Each abbreviation is replayed 5 times at the target words per minute (WPM).

AA

Common Meaning: After all

AB - TESTING TESTING TESTING

AA – After all

AA – After all

AA – After all

AA – After all

AA – After all

AA – After all

Abbreviation Meaning Sound
AA All after 20 WPM:
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AB All before 20 WPM:
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ABT About 20 WPM:
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ADR Address 20 WPM:
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AGN Again 20 WPM:
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ANS Answer 20 WPM:
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ANT Antenna 20 WPM:
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B4 Before 20 WPM:
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BC Broadcast 20 WPM:
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BD Bad 20 WPM:
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BK Break or Back 20 WPM:
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BN All between, been, being 20 WPM:
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BTW By the way 20 WPM:
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BURO QSL Bureau 20 WPM:
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C Yes 20 WPM:
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CBA Callbook Address 20 WPM:
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CFM Confirm 20 WPM:
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CK Check 20 WPM:
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CL Closing station down 20 WPM:
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CLG Calling 20 WPM:
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CLR Clear 20 WPM:
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CONDX Conditions 20 WPM:
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CPI Copy 20 WPM:
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CPY Copy 20 WPM:
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CQ General call for a QSO, Seek You 20 WPM:
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CW Continous wave, morse code 20 WPM:
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DE From 20 WPM:
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DR Dear 20 WPM:
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DWN Down 20 WPM:
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DX Long distance contact, rare station 20 WPM:
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ES And 20 WPM:
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FB Fine Business, very good 20 WPM:
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FER For 20 WPM:
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GA Good afternoon, go ahead 20 WPM:
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GB Good Bye 20 WPM:
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GD Good, Good day 20 WPM:
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GE Good evening 20 WPM:
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GM Good morning 20 WPM:
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GN Good night 20 WPM:
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GND Ground 20 WPM:
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GP Ground-plane antenna 20 WPM:
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GUD Good 20 WPM:
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HAM Amateur Radio Operator 20 WPM:
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HI Laugh, Laughing, LOL 20 WPM:
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HR Here, Ham Radio 20 WPM:
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HV Have 20 WPM:
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HW? How do you copy me?, What about you? 20 WPM:
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K Please transmit, OK 20 WPM:
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KN Only the station I am working should transmit 20 WPM:
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LID Poor Operator 20 WPM:
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LP Log-periodic antenna, Long path 20 WPM:
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LSB Lower sideband 20 WPM:
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LW Long-wire antenna 20 WPM:
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MGR QSL Manager 20 WPM:
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MNI Many 20 WPM:
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MSG Message 20 WPM:
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NIL Nothing heard, No copy 20 WPM:
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NR Near 20 WPM:
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NW Now, North-West 20 WPM:
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OM Old Man, male amateur radio operator 20 WPM:
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OP Operator name 20 WPM:
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OPR Operator, operate 20 WPM:
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PSE Please 20 WPM:
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PO Power output 20 WPM:
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PWR Power 20 WPM:
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R Message recieved, correct 20 WPM:
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RCV Receive 20 WPM:
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RCVD Received 20 WPM:
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RCVR Receiver 20 WPM:
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RIG Equipment 20 WPM:
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RPRT Report 20 WPM:
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RPT Repeat 20 WPM:
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RX Receiver 20 WPM:
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SIG Signal 20 WPM:
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SK Silent Key, This is my last transmission, Stop keying 20 WPM:
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SKED Schedule 20 WPM:
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SN Soon 20 WPM:
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SNW Snow 20 WPM:
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SP Short Path 20 WPM:
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SRI Sorry 20 WPM:
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STN Station 20 WPM:
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SWL Short wave listener 20 WPM:
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TEMP Temperature 20 WPM:
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TEST Contest 20 WPM:
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TFC Traffic 20 WPM:
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TIL Until 20 WPM:
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TKS Thanks 20 WPM:
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TCVR Transceiver 20 WPM:
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TU Thank you 20 WPM:
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TX Transceiver 20 WPM:
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TNX Thanks 20 WPM:
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U You 20 WPM:
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UFB Ultra fine business, Excellent 20 WPM:
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UR Your 20 WPM:
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USB Upper side band 20 WPM:
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VERT Vertical antenna 20 WPM:
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VY Very 20 WPM:
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W Watts 20 WPM:
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WKD Worked, connected 20 WPM:
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WPM Words per minute 20 WPM:
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WRK Work 20 WPM:
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WX Weather 20 WPM:
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XCVR Transceiver 20 WPM:
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XMTR Transmitter 20 WPM:
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XTAL Crystal 20 WPM:
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XYL Wife 20 WPM:
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YL Young Lady 20 WPM:
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73 Best regards 20 WPM:
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88 Love and kisses 20 WPM:
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