Resources – Some Common Amateur Radio Abbreviations
Abbrev. Meaning   Abbrev. Meaning
ANT Antenna                 BUG Semi-automatic keying
B4 Before   Callsign Ham station
CQ Calling any station   CUL See you later
CW Continuous Wave
Morse Code
  DE From or this is
DX Distance   FM Frequency Modulation
GND Ground   NCS Net Control Station
OB Old Boy   OM Old Man
PWR Power   QSL card Written confirmation
of a radio contact
RCVR (RX) Receiver   RFI Radio Frequency
RIG Station Equipment   RTTY Radioteletype
Shack Room where
ham operates
  Silent Key Ham who
passed away
SSB Single Side Band   TVI Television
VFO Variable Frequency
  XCVR Transceiver
XMTR (TX) Transmitter   XYL Wife
YL Young Lady   73 Best regards
88 Love & Kisses   99 Go away!!!

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