General Ham-Related Information

The Amateur Radio Q-Code
Signal Question Answer, Advice or Order
QRA What is the name (or call sign) of your station? The name of my station is [my name / callsign].
QRG Will you indicate my exact frequency in kilocycles? Your frequency is ... kc.
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? Are my signals weak? I cannot receive you. Your signals are too weak.
QRK What is the legibility of my signals (1 to 5)? The legibility of your signals is ... (1 to 5).
QRL Are you busy? I am busy (or busy with....). Please do not interfere.
QRM Are you being interfered with? I am being interfered with.
QRN Are you troubled by static? I am troubled by static.
QRO Must I increase power? Increase power.
QRP Must I decrease power? Decrease power.
QRQ Must I send faster? Send faster ... (words per min.).
QRS Must I send more slowly? Transmit more slowly ... (w.p.m.).
QRT Must I stop transmission? Stop transmission.
QRU Have you anything for me? I have nothing for you.
QRV Are you ready? I am ready.
QRW Must I advise ... that you are calling him on ... kc? Please advise ... that I am calling him on ... kc.
QRX When will you call again? I will call you again at ... hours (on ... kc.).
QRZ By whom am I being called? You are being called by ...
QSA What is the strength of my signals (1 to 5)? The strength of your signals is ... (1 to 5).
QSB Does the strength of my signals vary? The strength of your signals varies.
QSD Is my keying correct? Are my signals distinct? Your keying is incorrect; your signals are bad.
QSG Must I transmit ... telegrams (or one telegram) at a time? Transmit ... telegrams (or one telegram) at a time.
QSK Shall I continue the transmission of all my traffic? I can hear you between my signals. Continue: I shall interrupt you if necessary.
QSL Can you acknowledge receipt? I am acknowledging receipt.
QSM Shall I repeat the last telegram I sent you? Repeat the last telegram you sent me.
QSO Can you communicate with ... directly (or through...)? I can communicate with ... direct (or through...).
QSP Will you relay to ...? I will relay to ... free of charge.
QSV Shall I send a series of VVV....? Send a series of VVV.
QRW Will you transmit on [frequency]? I will transmit on [frequency].
QSX Will you listen for ... (call sign) on ... kcs? I am listening for ... on ... kcs.
QSY Shall I change to ... kilocycles without changing the type of wave? Change to ... kc. without changing type of wave.
QSZ Shall I send each word or group twice? Send each word or group twice.
QTA Shall I cancel nr ... as if it had not been sent? Cancel nr ... as if it had not been sent.
QTB Do you agree with my word count? I do not agree with your word count; I shall repeat the first letter of each word and the first figure of each number.
QTC How many telegrams have you to send? I have ... telegrams for you or for ....
QTH What is your position (location)? My position (location) is ....
QTR What is the exact time? The exact 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? I will keep my station open for further communication.
QST General call preceeding a message address to all amateurs and A.R.R.L. Members. This is in effect "CQ ARRL".
QUA Have you news regarding [event]? I have news regarding [event].
QRRR Official A.R.R.L. "land SOS." A distress call for emergency use only.

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