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 Radio Amateur Q‑Codes
Given below are a number of Q signals whose meanings 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.)

 

QR...

QRA

What is the name of your station?

The name of my station is...

QRB

How far approximately are you from my station?   

My approximate distance to your station is...?

QRD

Where are you bound to and where are you from?

 I am bound for ... from ...

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?(1=Good  2=Variable  3=Bad).

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...)?   (1=Bad  2=Poor  3=Fair  4=Good  5=Excellent)

 The intelligibility of your signals (or those of...) is ...

QRL

Are you busy?

I am busy (or I am busy with...). Please do not interfere.

QRM

Is my transmission being interfered with?(1=Nil  2=Slightly  3=Moderately  4=Severely  5=Extremely.)

Your transmission is being interfered with...

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).

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.

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).

 

QS...

QSA

What is the strength of my signals (or those of...)?1=Scarcely perceptible  2=Weak  3=Fairly good  4=Good  5=Very good

The strength of your signals (or those of...) is...

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 with... 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 V's on this freq. (or on ... Khz)?

Send a series of V's 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).

 

QS...

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 time is...