Antarctica

WYSSA - All my Love Darling

Before satellite communications where introduced in 1985(?) ANARE expeditioners could send telegraphs home. To stretch out the word limit a special ANARE telegraphic code was devised. These telegraphs were called whizzers, from the code WYSSA. Today one can still send a whizzer, but it is done by faxing or emailing the comms section at Kingston who then mail the message. Of course the code is not needed for this. (the copy of the code is thanks to the Queensland branch of the ANARE Club)

WYSSA Translator

FLORA and FAUNA

  • WUVNE Penguins have begun to arrive on the Island
  • WUVSY Sea Elephants have begun to arrive on the Island
  • WUYGD Sea Elephants are breeding
  • WUYIR Macaroni Penguin (s)
  • WUYLJ Sea Leopards
  • WUYMK Tussock Grass
  • WUYOS Fur Seals
  • WUYPA Skua Gulls
  • WUYSO Rockhopper Penguins
  • WUYUT Giant Petrels
  • WUYVY Gentoo Penguins
  • WUZER Weddell Seals

PLACES OF INTEREST

  • WYHHA Antarctic Continent
  • WYHJE Atlas Cove
  • WYHOL Buckles Bay
  • WYIBD Caroline Cove
  • WYIJL Garden Cove
  • WYILN Heard Island
  • WYICF Hurd Point
  • WYIRT Lusitania Bay
  • WYJAJ Macquarie Island
  • WYJEK Marion Island
  • WYKON Not so far from the camp
  • WYKEL Around the camp
  • WYKKA Wireless Hill

AFFECTIONATE PHRASES

  • WYKLE Telegrams arriving regularly
  • WYKNO Have you received telegrams
  • WYKUP Message was just what I wanted many thanks
  • WYLAL Messages coming in fine
  • WYLEM Please address messages home or
  • WYLLA Keep smiling
  • WYLME My thoughts are with you
  • WYLOP Good show keep it up
  • WYLPO God bless you and keep you safe
  • WYMAM My thoughts and prayers are ever with you
  • WYMEM Love and best wishes for new year
  • WYMIP Are you all right worried about you
  • WYMMA Please don't worry
  • WYNAN Glad to hear you are better
  • WYNNA Hope you will soon be better
  • WYNPE Very happy in receipt good news
  • WYNRO I wish we were together on this special occasion all my best wishes for a speedy re-union
  • WYNUS With kind regards from
  • WYOHL Your loving family
  • WYSSA All my (our) love darling
  • WYSTE All my love to the family
  • WYSUX I think about you both all the time
  • WYSWO Love and kisses
  • WYTAT I (we) miss you more than I (we) can say, darling
  • WYTEV I love you darling
  • WYTOY I think about you all the time and hope you are getting along all right
  • WYTVE I think about you all the time
  • WYTYO Sends his (her) (their) love
  • WYUCH With love from
  • WYUFK With best love from
  • WYUHM We are all thinking about you
  • WYUJN Yours affectionately
  • WYUPT Your affectionate Uncle
  • WYZDO Your affectionate Aunt
  • WYUSY Your affectionate Brother
  • WYUTZ Your loving Daughter
  • WYUVB Your loving Father
  • WYUXD Your loving Mother
  • WYVAV Your loving Husband
  • WYVIX Your loving Son
  • WYVOZ Your loving Sister
  • WYVUB Your loving Wife
  • WYVVA Your loving Daddy
  • WYVWE Best love for our anniversary
  • WYVZO I can hardly wait for you to come back
  • WYWIZ I can hardly wait to get home again
  • WYWOB Best love for your birthday
  • WYWUC Best love for Christmas and the New Year
  • WYWYE Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
  • WYZAZ Happy Birthday
  • WYZBE Many Happy Returns of the day
  • WYZEB Thinking of you on
  • WYZIC Like it here but I miss your company
  • WYZOD I/we think about you a lot and wonder how you are getting on
  • WYZUF Was so glad to get your last telegram
  • WYZZA Please don't wait so long next time
  • YAACS Have not heard from you for what seems ages
  • YAADT Longing to hear from you again
  • YAAHY Longing to hear from you again darling
  • YAALC Hoping to hear from you shortly
  • YAAMD Hello and how are you darling
  • YAANF How are you darling
  • YAARJ Pleased to hear that
  • YAASK Your mother and I think about you a great deal
  • YAATL Do not have
  • YAAWN Do nothing
  • YABAR Do as you think best
  • YABIT What do they propose doing (re)
  • YABOT What have you done
  • YABRA What can be done to (re)
  • YABSE Doubtful if
  • YABVO Very encouraging
  • YABYX Make every endeavour to
  • YACAS Shall be endeavour to
  • YACET Owing to a misunderstanding
  • YACIV Telegram mutilated
  • YACSA Owing to the state of
  • YACTE What steps have you taken
  • YACUX Have (has) succeeded (in)
  • YACWO Have (has) not succeeded i (with)
  • YACZY Have you been successful (in)
  • YADAT Successful with (in)
  • YADEV Cannot understand why you
  • YADOY Strongly urge (s) you to
  • YADTA Strongly urge (s) you not to
  • YADUZ This is very urgent
  • YAGVE Do not wait (for)
  • YAHCO Is not to wait (for)
  • YAHEZ I am (we are) waiting
  • YIHIB All are safe and well
  • YAHOC Had a ding last night.....to celebrate
  • YAHUD Will be in plenty of time (to) (for)
  • YAHYA Will not be in time (to) (for)
  • YAHZE When the time comes
  • YAIBT If you have time (to)
  • YAIFY Should be plenty of time (to)
  • YAIGZ Will you be home by
  • YAIKD Expect to be home by
  • YAILF Hope to be able to
  • YAIRL Will you be able to
  • YAJAZ Absolutely necessary
  • YAJBE Shall we (I) make arrangements
  • YAJDO Made arrangements
  • YAJEB What is the cause of
  • YAJIC Is there any cause for
  • YAJOD Caused by
  • YAJUF Was caused by
  • YAJYG Their discretion
  • YAJZA Your discretion
  • YAKAB Is there any change in
  • YAKCE No change in
  • YAKEC According to circumstances
  • YAKFO Under what circumstances
  • YAKID What is the condition of
  • YAKOF In good condition
  • YAKUG What are the conditions of
  • YALAC Hearty congratulations
  • YALCA Do you consent to
  • YALDE If you consent to
  • YALED Careful consideration
  • YALGO Is under consideration will reply shortly
  • YALIF Not yet decided
  • YALOG Decided not to
  • YALUH Would there by any difficulty (in)
  • YALYJ Great difficulty
  • YAKYH May we use our (my) discretion
  • YAMDA Leave it to your discretion

HEALTH

  • YAMAD Broken arm
  • YAMEF Feel (ing) up to it
  • YAMFE Feeling very fit
  • YAMHO Has (have) had influenza
  • YAMIG Has (have) had cold (s) northing serious
  • YAMKY Has (have) had measles
  • YAMOH Father is very well
  • YAMUJ Has (have) not been feeling very well
  • YAMYK Father hasn't been very well
  • YANAF Is (are) very well and send (s) his (her) (their) love
  • YANEG Look after yourself
  • YANFA Staying in bed
  • YANGE Sprained ankle
  • YANJO Sprained wrist
  • YANLY Are all well at home (except)
  • YANOJ Hope (ing) you are well
  • YANUK Has (have) been a little off colour
  • YANUL I have put on a lot of weight
  • YAODY Losing weight
  • YAOJD Mother is very well
  • YAOLG Mother hasn't been very well
  • YAONJ Not as well as could be expected
  • YAOPK Much better than we expected
  • YAORM Getting along fine
  • YAOWR Condition causing anxiety. Will let you know later
  • YAOZT Grandfather is very well
  • YAPAG Grandmother is very well
  • YAPGA Grandfather hasn't been very well
  • YAPHE Grandmother hasn't been very well
  • YAPHO Nothing to worry about
  • YAPIJ Is (are) doing fine
  • YAPKO Concerned about his (her) (their) health
  • YAPMY Never felt better in my life
  • YAPOK All at home are well
  • YAVUR Broken ankle
  • YAPUL Have had minor frostbite
  • YARAJ Have met with an accident
  • YAREK How long will accident delay you
  • YARIL Is the accident serious
  • YARJA Injury is not serious
  • YARKE Accident was caused by
  • YAYSO Have consulted doctor about
  • YAYUT Doctor report is good
  • YAYVY Am entering hospital (for) (on)
  • YAZER Is (are) receiving treatment for
  • YAZTO Children are all well

WEATHER

  • YARMO It has been sleeting
  • YARPY Had a hurricane which
  • YASAK Brilliant aurora
  • YASEL We've just had a blizzard
  • YASKA It has been very cold
  • YASLE It has been ususually warm
  • YASNO It has been raining
  • YASON We are having a blizzard
  • YASUP It has been snowing (for the past)
  • YATAL We've been having heavy fogs
  • YATEM Handicapped by bad weather
  • YATLA Weather has been good enough
  • YATME The weather has been quite decent for a change
  • YATOP The weather has been very bad for the past
  • YATPO The weather has been so bad that
  • YATRY Wind velocity (ies) has/have reached
  • YAUCY Weather too bad for
  • YAUDZ In bad weather
  • YAURN Snow is drifting through the station
  • YAUSP Deep snow drifts have accumulated in the lee of huts
  • YAUXT The temperature has been
  • YAUJF The sea is beginning to freeze
  • YAUHD in moderately good weather
  • YAYIR Fine snow has penetrated through small crevices in the huts
  • YATYR Aurora lights up the sky at night

ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS PHRASES

  • YIGIK All your friends ask me to send their regards and best wishes
  • YIGJE Best wishes from all here
  • YIGLO Apart from what I've said, things are going quietly and there isn't much news
  • YIGNY Best wishes from
  • YIGOL Do not know whether
  • YIGUM I have grown a beard which is awful
  • YIGYN I am not sure whether (to)
  • YIHEK Think I (we) ought
  • YIHKE I have grown a beard which is generally admired
  • YIHMO I have grown a beard but think I'll shave it off before I get back to Australia
  • YIHPY Hello and how are you
  • YIHTA Do you think I (we) ought to
  • YIHYP How are you
  • YIJLE I am worried about
  • YIJNO I have grown a beard
  • YIKAL Rather fed up at having to stick around the camp
  • YIKEM Reghards to all the boys and girls. See you when I get back
  • YIKLA This is the life
  • YIKME Looking forward to
  • YIKOP Looking forward to seeing you (in)
  • YIKPO This place gives you a pain at times
  • YIKYR This place gives you a pain at times but its worth it
  • YILAM Would be glad of information concerning
  • YILEN Have been practising ski-ing
  • YILIP Think you ought to
  • YILMA Arrived safely. Love to all
  • YILNE Have been out on ski
  • YILUR Arrived safely darling

RADIO

  • YILYS Will be trying contact amateur radio station VK.....following times frequencies
  • YIMAN Radio Australia
  • YIMEP Radio blackout (owing to)
  • YIMOR Radio reception has been very bad
  • YIMNA Radio reception has been very good
  • YIMUS To Mary Adams Radio Australia, glad to hear from you about
  • YIMYT To Mary Admas Radio Australia, thanks your broadcast
  • YIONS To Mary Adams Radio Australia, following recording desired
  • YIOSY To Mary Adams Radio Australia, reception difficult but received part of broadcast
  • YIPTO To Mary Adams Radio Australia, recording came through very well. Very many thanks.
  • YIPUT To Mary Adams Radio Australia, could not hear you owing to bad radio conditions last friday
  • YIWIZ Hearing your voice on the wireless gave me a wonderful thrill
  • YIOPY Station 3AW, 382 Latrobe Street, Melbourne - Midnight session
  • YIWIB Hope to broadcast greetings from A.B.C. listen

MISCELLANEOUS

  • YIMPE Seems a long while since
  • YIMRO I have been wondering about
  • YINAP The food is first rate and I've put on some weight
  • YINIR What do you think i(we) ought to do
  • YINOS Sorry to hear that
  • YINPA Glad to hear
  • YINSO Wish you'd communicate more often. Suggest short messages send frequently
  • YINUJ Pleased to hear of your safe arrival
  • YINYV Leaving camp for ashort while don't worry
  • YIOCH Glad to hear you are happy and well
  • YIOFH Anxious to know about (weather)
  • YIOHM Just returned from a trip down the island
  • YIOJM Remember me to
  • YIOJN Please remember me to
  • YIOPT Delighted to get your message
  • YIOVB Congratulations on the birth of
  • YIOXD Very sorry to hear that
  • YIPIR Will you please ask/tell
  • YIPRE Love and best wishes for mother's day
  • YIRAS Very sorry to hear about the death of
  • YIRET Wish I could have been there
  • YIRIV Hope to be able to be there
  • YIRSA Should be able to be there alright
  • YIRTE Am okay. Don't worry
  • YIRUX Am rather tired but otherwise first-rate
  • YIRWO Please try to arrange (for)
  • YIRZY Only hope that
  • YISAT We have just had
  • YISEV All at home are well and send their love
  • YISOR Au Revoir
  • YISTA Fondest love
  • YISUZ No sun now should re-appear in 8 days
  • YISVE Saw sun first time today, am now very busy
  • YISYO Mid-winter party was a great success
  • YITAV Days are getting longer, all going flat out preparing for
  • YITIX Time seems to be only thing we're short of
  • YITOZ Very busy preparing gear for spring work including training dogs
  • YITUB I am not sure whether men training dogs or dogs training men
  • YITVA Would you please pack carefully and send following by ship
  • YITWE Please contact Antarctic Head Office for information about
  • YITZO Please send me by relief ship.....Kodachromes
  • YIUGM Please send me by relief ship.....Black & White films
  • YIUHN Received all mail and films. Thank you
  • YIUJP Saw films on projector. All are good except
  • YIUMS Am saving money and doing ok financially
  • YIURY I am having a struggle financially
  • YIVBO How are the children
  • YIVIZ Give my love to the children
  • YIVOB We have just had a radio blackout lasting several days
  • YIVUC Days are short in the antarctic at present, the sun appering above the horizon for no more than three hours
  • YIVWA My love and greetings on fathers day
  • YIVYE Hospitality of people here wonderful
  • YOCKE Thank you for your telegram received (on)
  • YODAK Waiting arrival of
  • YODEL Going on holidays (to) (on)
  • YODKA School holidays commence (on)
  • YODLE Sits for examination (on)
  • YODNO Successful in examination
  • YODON School report good
  • YODUP Passed all subjects
  • YOECK Please send flowers value (of) (to)
  • YOEGN Please purchase present (for)
  • YOELS Please cable details of
  • YOEMT Am posting by registered mail
  • YOENV I will require.....in cash
  • YOERZ Have received mail on ship
  • YOEVD Looking forward to receipt of mail
  • YOEWF Please telephone (on)
  • YOFAL Will be telephoning (on)
  • YOFEM Agree with your suggestion (about)
  • YOFLA (is) (are) being held up by
  • YOFME Is (are) making good progress
  • YOFOP (has) have sold (for)
  • YOFYR (has) have purchased (for)
  • YOGAM (has) have had offer (for)
  • YOGEN How are you managing financially
  • YOGIP Please send details of bank account
  • YOGMA Awaiting your decision (re)
  • YOIRB Am considering purchasing (for)
  • YOJAP Have changed address (to)
  • YOJIR Please make enquiries (about)
  • YOJOS Please obtain price for
  • YOJPA Please contact regarding
  • YOJSO Would like to have news of
  • YOJUT Please book accommodation (at) (for)
  • YOJYV Please book seats (on)
  • YOKER Will you be able to meet me (at) (on)
  • YOKRE Will meet you (in)
  • YOKTO Will be unable to meet you
  • YOKUV Can you provide further details (of)
  • YOKWY Your message not understood
  • YOLAR Following car repairs necessary
  • YOLIT Car performing well
  • YOLOV Have been unable to locate
  • YOLRA Could you please advise whereabouts (of)
  • YOLSE Please cable address (of)
  • YOLVO Will be returning (on) (by)
  • YOLYX Would like information about
  • YOMAS I was not serious when I referred to
  • YOMWO Be sure not to mention this to
  • YONAT Can afford longer messages
  • YONEV Up to the present time
  • YONOY From now on
  • YONTA I have a thousand questions to ask
  • YONUZ It wont be long now
  • YONVE Would you please pass this message to
  • YONYO On arrival I shall need
  • YOOHR Did you receive my message about

PLACES OF INTEREST - CAMPING GROUNDS

  • YIWOC I am setting out on a man-hauling sledge journey to
  • YIWUD I am setting out on a dog-sledge journey to
  • YIWYA Rumdoodle - airstrip and camping ground about 13 miles from Mawson
  • YIZAB I am setting out on a tractor journey to
  • YIZCE I am setting out on a flight to
  • YIZEC I have just returned from
  • YIZFO I have been for a walk on the sea-ice to
  • YIZHY King Edward VIII Gulf 155 miles west of Mawson
  • YIZID Moore Pyramid - a mt in Prince Charles Mountains
  • YIZOF Taylor Glacier and emperor penguin rookery 52 miles west of Mawson
  • YIZUG I am setting out on
  • YIZYH Fold Island and emperor penguin rookery 94 miles west of Mawson
  • YOAGM Adelie penguin rookeries on islets near Mawson
  • YOAHN Auroral station at Taylor - 60 miles west of Mawson
  • YOAJP Mt Henderson - 10 miles south of Mawson
  • YOAMS GWAMM - Airfield 1 mile south of Mawson
  • YOANT Framnes Mountains (the Masson, David and Casey Ranges) southwest of Mawson
  • YOARY The Larsemann Hills - 60 miles south of Vestfold Hills
  • YOASZ The Rauer Islands about 8 miles south of Davis
  • YOBAH Prince Charles Mountains - about 200 miles south of Mawson
  • YOBIK Mirny - the Russian station about 400 miles east of Davis
  • YOBLO Beaver Lake - 200 miles s e of Mawson
  • YOBOL Mt Menzies - 380 miles s of Mawson
  • YOCAJ Auster emperor penguin rookery - 35 miles east of Mawson
  • YOCEK Kloa emperor penguin rookery 35 miles east of Mawson
  • YOCIL Amanda emperor penguin rookery 55 miles s w of Davis
  • YOCJA Amery ice shelf - 250 miles east of Mawson
  • YOGNE Vanderford Glacier - 15 miles s of Casey
  • YOGSY G1 glaciological station on Amery Ice Shelf
  • YOGUR G2 - about 40 miles ssw of G1
  • YOHAN G3 - about 90 miles ssw of G1
  • YOHEP Cape Folger - about 9 miles nne of Casey

REFERENCE PHRASES

  • YOHNA My message is contained in following quotation
  • YOHOR See Oxford dictionary of quotations
  • YOHPE See Oxford dictionary quotations indexed as beginning
  • YOHRO See Shakespeare play: initials, act, scene, line follow
  • YOHTY See Bible quotation: abbreviated name of book with chapter and verse follow
  • YOHUS Have recently been reading these books
  • YOIKS Thinking of you especially when reading following book and chapter (code word followed by name of book and number of chapter)
  • YOILT Our Positon is Latitude...deg...mins Longitude...deg...mins.(code word followed by one four figure group for degrees and minutes of latitude; then one five figure group - commencing with 0 if necessary - for longitude).

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