CW to Russian Rosetta Stone


In upholding our reputation as a website with suspected Russian ties, we present this 1950 Rosetta Stone for those needing to translate between CW and Russian.

On a serious note, hams in the former Soviet Union were always incredibly skilled, and this guide shows why language was never a barrier.  There are many common abbreviations in use on Morse code, often (but not always) derived from English.  This chart shows the abbreviations in Cyrillic letters, in Roman letters, and the meaning in Russian.  For example, GB is an abbreviation for goodbye, and this chart tells the Russian operator that GB means “do svidannya.”

This is from the book Простейший коротковолновый приемник, which we promise you’ll be seeing more of.

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