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

Tim Shoppa tshoppa at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 12:10:31 EDT 2020

There are written and printed forms of the Ampersand that can look a lot
like "es".

The Ampersand itself is not an abbreviation of "es". It is a ligature for
"et", the latin word for and.

There are stylized forms of "ET" ligature where the "T" has curlicues on
its top which if laid over a little look like a backwards S. The most
extreme may be Baskerville Italic:

Tim N3QE

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