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Q-Signals

  1. Q-Signal common meaning; question // statement

    QRA

    what is the name of your station? the name of my station is ___.

    QRB

    how far are you from my station? i am ____ km from you station

    QRD

    where are you bound and where are you coming from? i am bound ___ from ___.

    QRG

    will you tell me my exact frequency? your exact frequency 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 signal is too weak.

    QRK

    what is the intelligibility of my signals? the intelligibility of your signals is ___ (1-bad, 2-poor, 3-fair, 4-good, 5-excellent.)

    QRL

    are you busy? i am busy, please do not interfere

    QRM

    is my transmission being interfered with? your transmission is being interfered with ___ (1-null, 2-slight, 3-mod, 4-severly, 5-extreme)

    QRN

    are you troubled by static? i am troubled by static ___ (1-5 as under QRM.)

    QRO

    shall i increase power? increase power.

    QRP

    shall i decrease power? decrease power.

    QRQ

    shall i send faster? send faster (___ wpm.)

    QRR

    are you ready for automatic operation? i am ready for automatic operation. send at ___ 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? please inform ___ that i am calling.

    QRX

    when will you call me again? i will call you again at ___ hours.

    QRY

    what is my turn? your turn is numbered ___.

    QRZ

    who is calling me? you are being called by ___.

    QSA

    what is the strength of my signals? the strength of your signals is ___ (1-scarce, 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.

    QSJ

    what is the charge to be collected per word to ___ including your international telegraph charge? the charge to be collected per word is ___ including my international telegraph charge.

    QSK

    can you hear me between you 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 repeate the last message which i sent you? repeat the last message.

    QSN

    did you hear me on ___ khz? i did hear you on ___ khz.

    QSO

    can you communicate with ___ direct or by relay? i can communicate with ___ direct (or by relay through ___.)

    QSP

    will you relay to ___? i will relay to ___.

    QSQ

    have you a doctor on board? (or is ___ on board?) i have a doctor on board (or ___ is on board.)

    QSU

    shall i send or reply on this frequency? send a series of vs on this frequency.

    QSV

    shall i send a series of vs on this frequency? send a series of vs on this frequency.

    QSW

    will you send on this frequency? i am going to send on this frequency.

    QSY

    shall i change to another frequency? change to another frequency.

    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.

    QTE

    what is my true bearing from you? your true bearing from me is ___ degrees.

    QTG

    will you send two dashes of 10 seconds each followed by your call sign? i am going to send two dashes of 10 seconds each followed by my call sign.

    QTH

    what is your location? my location is ___.

    QTI

    what is your true track? my true track is ___ degrees.

    QTJ

    what is your speed? my speed is ___ km/h.

    QTL

    what is your true heading? my true heading is ___ degrees.

    QTN

    at what time did you depart from ___? i departed from ___ at ___ hours.

    QTO

    have you left dock (or port)? i have left dock (or port).

    QTP

    are you going to enter dock (or port)? i am goin gto enter dock (or port.)

    QTQ

    can you communicate with my station by meains of the international code of signals? i am going to communicate with your staion by means of the international code of signals.

    QTR

    what is the correct time? the time is ___.

    QTS

    will you send your call sign for ___ minutes so that your frequency can be measured? i will send my call sign for ___ minutes so that my frequency may be measured.

    QTU

    what are the hours during which your station is open? my station is open from ___ hours to ___ hours.

    QTV

    shall i stand guard for you on the frequency of ___ khz? stand guard for me on the frequency of ___ khz.

    QTX

    will you keep your station open for further communication with me? i will keep my station open for further communication with you.

    QUA

    have you news of ___? i have news of ___.

    QUB

    can you give me information concering visibility, height of cluds, direction and velocity of ground wind at ___? here is the information you requested...

    QUC

    what is the number of the last message you received from me? the number of the last message i received from you is ___.

    QUD

    have you received the urgency signal sent by ___? i have received the urgency signal sent by ___.

    QUF

    have you received the distress signal sent by ___? i have received the distress signal sent by ___.

    QUG

    will you be forced to land? i am forced to land immediately.

    QUH

    will you give me the present barometric pressure? the present barometric pressure is ___ (units).