[CQ-Contest] origin of "es" in Morse code (cw)?

Barry W2UP w2up.co at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 08:20:23 EDT 2020

Note in this reference, which is supposed to be from 1920, ES is listed as
the code for the ampersand (just after Z).

Barry W2UP

On Mon, Oct 5, 2020 at 6:03 AM Douglas Zwiebel <dougzzz at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I was just watching something on TV about the assassination of Lincoln and
> noted that at one point in the show, the address (which I can't remember
> exactly) was (say) "first and main," but it was listed at "1st es Main."
> Boy did that get me thinking.
> I tried Google, but nothing.
> Any help?
> de Doug KR2Q
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