Q-Signals For Amateur Radio Operators
|Note that Q-signals can take the form of a question when followed by a question mark
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-Nil, 2-Slightly, 3-Moderately, 4-Severly, 5-Extremely.)
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-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.
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 repeat 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 going to enter dock (or port.)
QTQ---- Can you communicate with my station by means of the International Code of Signals?
I am going to communicate with your station 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 concerning visibility, height of clouds,
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).