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Q codes

Q codes used by Hamradio operators and CB operators:

QAV Are you calling me ? ( I am calling . . . )
QRA What is your station?
QRB How far away are you?
QRG What channel am I on?
QRH Does my frequency vary?
QRH Does my frequency vary?QRI How is my tone?
QRJ Are you recieving me badly ? Are signals too weak?
QRK What is my readability? ( 1 to 5 ) 1 = unreadable. 5 = perfect.
QRL Are you busy ? ( I am busy, don't cut in. )
QRM Are you being interfered with ( by other stations, man made interference) ?
QRN Are you troubled by noise or static (natural interference, lightning etc.) ?
QRO Shall I increase transmitter power?
QRP Shall I decrease transmitter power ?
QRQ Shall I send faster ? ( Words per minute, Morse code. )
QRS Shall I send slower ?( Words per minute, Morse code. )
QRT Shall I stop transmitting? I am going off the air!
QRU Have you anything for me?
QRV Are you ready?
QRW Shall I tell ... that you are calling them? ( Please tell … I am calling them ! )
QRX Wait briefly (eg QRX 1, = wait 1 minute)
QRY I am on standby unless messages are specifically directed towards me.
QRZ Who is the station that's calling me?
QSA What is my strength?
QSB Am I fading ?
QSD Is my keying correct?
QSG Shall I send … messages at a time?
QSK Can you hear me between your signals and if so can I break in on your transmission ? (Breaker )
QSL Can you acknowledge receipt of my signals (QSL card) also can mean 10-4, roger.
QSM Shall I repeat the last message I sent?
QSN Did you hear me on … Mhz ?
QSO Communication between two or more stations. (A conversation.)
QSP Will you relay to…?
QSR Shall I repeat the (your) call on the calling frequency?
QSS What working frequency will you use?
QST This is a general call preceding a message addressed to all amateur radio operators, and specifically to all ARRL members ( American Radio Relay League ) In effect CQ ARRL
QSU Shall I reply on this … frequency or on … ?
QSV Shall I transmit a series of VVVVV ?
QSW Will you transmit on this… frequency?
QSX Will you listen for … (call sign) on … frequency?
QSY Will you change to another channel? I am changing to… frequency!
QSZ Shall I send each group or become twice ?
QTA Shall I cancel message number… ?
QTB Do you agree with my number of words?
QTC How many messages do you have to send ?
QTH What is your location now?
QTR What is your correct time?
QTU What hours are you operating ? When are you on?
QTX Will you keep your station open for further communication, until further notice, or until … hours ?
QUA Have you any news of…
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