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

Douglas Zwiebel dougzzz at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 08:27:57 EDT 2020

Thanks Barry, but then are we to assume to the documentation that showed
"first and main" street address using "ES" was documentation made by a
Morse operator?  Seems like a stretch, but I guess anything is possible.
But wouldn't it be faster to actually write & instead of "es" on a ledger


On Mon, Oct 5, 2020 at 8:20 AM Barry W2UP <w2up.co at gmail.com> wrote:

> Note in this reference, which is supposed to be from 1920, ES is listed as
> the code for the ampersand (just after Z).
> https://ethw.org/w/images/b/bf/Morse_Telegraphy_1920.pdf
> 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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