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Thread: Ampersand, or the & symbol.

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Posted: 2022-07-13 05:53
Should we learn the ampersand, or &, as a choice to learn in the characters settings?


Posted: 2022-07-13 11:00


Well the International morse ampersand is not quite the highest priority,
- though someone is bound to use it at you at some point, along with some fairly obscure Q-codes


The & currently in use is the Continental Morse version which sounds like :- "es"

( see the section "Common Punctuation" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Morse_code )


So - learn it all if you can or if you just want to . . .

YMMV


cb


Posted: 2022-07-13 12:58
I hear the "&" a lot on air but I don't know what to make of it. Apparently it's a prosign for :

KA "&" attention ("-.-.-")

But attention to what?


Posted: 2022-07-13 13:54

& is .-...

As a prosign this is AS which means wait

It is non ITU-R https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITU-R but is a "convention", along with several others like $ or !

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morse_code

https://morsecode.world/international/morse2.html




KA ( or CT ) means start up of activity or new message


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosigns_for_Morse_code

cb


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