[OT] New toy...

From: ajp166 <ajp166_at_bellatlantic.net>
Date: Sun Oct 28 21:03:49 2001

From: Derek Peschel <dpeschel_at_eskimo.com>
>What I didn't know (until a Canadian guy at my ex-workplace explained
>it to me) was that many of these abbreviations are French in origin.
>("DE") That especially applies to the combined letter groups ("AR" with
>no space in between = "end of message" = "arret", for example).
>This is not true of all abbreviations, of course. "FB" = "fine
>(I know that only because I was looking for info on printing telegraphs
>and stock tickers and found an old ARRL Handbook).

There are plenty of others like...

    BT or break
    AR end of message
    SK end of work
    KN invitation to named station
    CL Closing station

All of those are sent as one character.

If you want to see a lot of abbreveated text read a sequence report
as given for the aviation community.

FCST CLDY TO BKN CLNG TO 10K.... Of course this would have been
sent using ASR33 with 45 or 75 speed gears.

KB1GMX 6m-2m&70cm
Received on Sun Oct 28 2001 - 21:03:49 GMT

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