ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 65, Issue 203

Norman Silverstone norman at littletank.org
Wed Jan 20 11:48:09 UTC 2010

> > 73 is Morse code for Best Wishes
> > 
> 73 isn't morse code for anything, morse code is dots and dashes.  What
> you actually mean is that 73 is an abbreviation used in (mostly)
> amateur radio circles to reduce the amount of morse code dots and
> dashes required to say 'best wishes and goodbye', it's often used when
> signing off and saying goodbye to someone.  It became so well known
> that it's used when *spoken* as well.

That is very interesting, ancient as I am I didn't know that.

dash dash dot dot dot   dot dot dot dash dash


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