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AMATEUR RADIO (HAM)

                                   Q-CODES

 
Q Signals 
 
These Q signals most often need to be expressed with brevity and clarity in amateur work. (Q abbreviations take the form of questions only when each is sent followed by a question mark.)
Q
Q Signal Meaning
QRA
What is the name of your station? 
The name of your station is _________.
QRG
Will you tell me my exact frequency (or that of _________)? 
Your exact frequency (or that of _________) is _________ kHz.
QRH
Does my frequency vary? 
Your frequency varies.
QRI
How is the tone of my transmission? 
The tone of your transmission is _________. 
1. Good 
2. Variable 
3. Bad
QRJ
Are you receiving me badly? 
I cannot receive you. Your signals are to weak.
QRK
What is the intelligibility of my signals (or those of _________)? 
The intelligibility of your signal (or those of _________) is _________. 
1. Bad 
2. Poor 
3. Fair 
4. Good 
5. Excellent
QRL
Are you busy? 
I am busy ( or I am busy with _________). Please do not interfere.
QRM
Is my transmission being interfered with? 
Your transmission is being interfered with _________. 
1. Nil 
2. Slightly 
3. Moderately 
4. Severely 
5. Extremely
QRN
Are you troubled by static? 
I am troubled by static _________. 
1. Nil 
2. Slightly 
3. Moderately 
4. Severely 
5. Extremely
QRO
Shall I increase power? 
Increase power.
QRP
Shall I decrease power? 
Decrease power.
QRQ
Shall I send faster? 
Send faster (________ WPM).
QRS
Shall I send more slowly? 
Send more slowly (_________ WPM).
QRT
Shall I stop sending? 
Stop sending.
QRU
Have you anything for me? 
I have nothing for you.
QRV
Are you ready? 
I am ready.
QRW
Shall I inform ________ that you are calling on ________ kHz? 
Please inform ________ that I am calling on ________ kHz.
QRX
When will you call me again? 
I will call you again at _________ hours (on _________ kHz).
QRY
What is my turn? 
Your turn is numbered _________.
QRZ
Who is calling me? 
You are being called by _________ (on _________ kHz).
QSA
What is the strength of my signals (or those of _________)? 
The strength of your signals (or those of _________) is _________. 
1. Scarcely perceptible 
2. Weak 
3. Fairly good 
4. Good 
5. Very good
QSB
Are my signals fading? 
Your signals are fading.
QSD
Is my keying defective? 
Your keying is defective..
QSG
Shall I send _________ messages at a time? 
Send _________ messages at a time.
QSK
Can you hear me between your signals and if so can I break in on your transmission? 
I can hear you between my signals; break in on my transmission.
QSL
Can you acknowledge receipt? 
I am acknowledging receipt.
QSM
Shall I repeat the last message which I sent you, or some previous message? 
Repeat the last message which you sent me [or message(s) number(s) ______].
QSN
Did you hear me (or _________) on _________ kHz? 
I did hear you (or _________) on _________ kHz.
QSO
Can you communicate _________ direct or by relay? 
I can communicate with _________ direct (or by relay through _________).
QSP
Will you relay to _________? 
I will relay to _________.
QST
General call preceding a message addressed to all amateurs and ARRL members. This is in effect "CQ ARRL".
QSU
Shall I send or reply on this frequency (or on _________ kHz)? 
Send or reply on this frequency (or _________ kHz).
QSV
Shall I send a series of Vs on this frequency (or on _________ kHz)? 
Send a series of Vs on this frequency (or on _________ kHz).
QSW
Will you send on this frequency (or on _________ kHz)? 
I am going to send on this frequency (or on _________ kHz).
QSX
Will you listen to _________ on _________ kHz? 
I am listening to _________ on _________ kHz.
QSY
Shall I change to transmission on another frequency? 
Change to transmission on another frequency (or on _________ kHz).
QSZ
Shall I send each word or group more than once? 
Send each word or group twice (or _________ times).
QTA
Shall I cancel message number _________? 
Cancel message number _________.
QTB
Do you agree with my counting of words? 
I do not agree with your counting of words. I will repeat the first letter or digit of each word or group.
QTC
How many messages have you to send? 
I have _________ messages for you (or for _________).
QTH
What is your location? 
My location is _________.
QTR
What is the correct time? 
The correct time is _________.
QTV
Shall I stand guard for you? 
Stand guard for me.
QTX
Will you keep your station open for further communication with me? 
Keep your station open for me.
QUA
Have you news of _________? 
I have news of _________?

                      

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