Radio Operators Shorthand

#1
All-

Currently trying to teach civvies HF radio amongst other things while working for a charity in Central America (and the next time I hear a trainee Op saying "Repeat... Roger that over and out" I'll strangle him with the pressel unit cable).

I also have to do the odd radio stag and that reminded me of the shorthand printed in the issue Radio Ops' log books in the mob.

Can anyone point me in the direction of what the abbreviations are? I seem to remember dashes and slashes for Over and Out but can't remember the rest.

Cheers

Captain Plume

PS msr - you may be able to help. You'll know I'm not a Walt or Wanabe as you know me from Abingdon a long time back and Chilwell recently.
 
#2
CaptainPlume said:
msr - you may be able to help. You'll know I'm not a Walt or Wanabe as you know me from Abingdon a long time back and Chilwell recently.
Ask an ex RSigs officer about comms !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DE this is

+ Out

K Over

H Hello

AS All stations

R Roger

W wait
 
#3
QRM-I am being interfered with (I always remember that one)

There are fecking loads of them-best thing to do is google 'Q Codes' and 'Z Codes'. That should keep you occupied.
 
#4
Thanks, chaps. I think Q codes would make their heads explode. Just wanted something to speed up my logging...
 
#5
And you should know that I have soldiers to do that sort of thing ;)

msr
 
#7
the_matelot said:
QRM-I am being interfered with (I always remember that one)

There are fecking loads of them-best thing to do is google 'Q Codes' and 'Z Codes'. That should keep you occupied.
Look at my signature!

Z Codes

Q Codes
 
#9
msr-

How do you know that they're not writing "Mr/Capt msr (sorry-did you get promoted?!?) is a tawt of the highest order" if you don't know the code?

Cheers

Plume
 
#10
Change the All Stations to CQ
Change Wait to AS (barred)
DE This is

Far better and makes you look like you also know some monkey code
 
#11
They probably are ;)

msr
 
#12
Redshaggydog said:
Change the All Stations to CQ
Change Wait to AS (barred)
DE This is

Far better and makes you look like you also know some monkey code
Whenever I use any of the cheeky ones such as CQ, AS, AR etc I get asked to translate so my Jedi skills are beginning to fade a little. Still its better than the "txt spk" I find in sprogs logs now!!
 
#14
chris951 said:
the_matelot said:
QRM-I am being interfered with (I always remember that one)

There are fecking loads of them-best thing to do is google 'Q Codes' and 'Z Codes'. That should keep you occupied.
Look at my signature!
:D

Good signature!
 

Alsacien

LE
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#15
Did any of the old and bold also get taught how to write shorthand style? I found recently a manual on character drafting to allow faster writing, and recalled some dodgy old scrot at 8 pigs challenging us to talk faster than he could write?
 
#18
Alsacien said:
Did any of the old and bold also get taught how to write shorthand style? I found recently a manual on character drafting to allow faster writing, and recalled some dodgy old scrot at 8 pigs challenging us to talk faster than he could write?
Yes but can't remember most of it except for the letter E which came out like half an eight. THere were the usual lines for breaks, AR (barred) etc. Strange that most of our Morse instructors were ex navy men or was that just my perception? Excuse me, just off to the heads! :pirat:
 
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