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What are Ten Codes?

Ten Codes are abbreviations of common questions and answers used on all types of radio. Profession CB'ers use Ten Codes to send their message quickly and easily. Additionally, Ten Codes can be readily understood by stations which may be receiving you poorly or when a language barrier is present. Learning Ten Codes is most often done by their use. Copy this list of some of the most common Ten Codes and keep them near your radio. Use these Ten Codes in your daily communications and soon you will have most of them committed to memory!

 

Common CB Radio Ten Codes

10-1 Receiving poorly 10-34 Trouble at this station
10-2 Receiving well 10-35 Confidential information
10-3 Stop transmitting 10-36 Correct time is
10-4 Message received 10-37 Wrecker needed at
10-5  Relay message to _____ 10-38 Ambulance needed at
10-6 Busy, please stand by 10-39 Your message delivered
10-7 Out of service, leaving the air 10-41 Please turn to channel
10-8 In service, subject to call 10-42 Traffic accident at
10-9 Repeat message 10-43 Traffic tie up at
10-10 Transmission completed, standing by 10-44 I have a message for you
10-11 Talking too rapidly 10-45 All units within range please report
10-12 Visitors present 10-50 Break channel
10-13 Advise Weather/Road conditions 10-60 What is next message number?
10-16 Make pick up at _____ 10-62 Unable to copy, use phone
10-17 Urgent business 10-63 Net directed to
10-18 Anything for us? 10-64 Net clear
10-19 Nothing for you, return to base 10-65 Awaiting your next message /assignment
10-20 My location is _____ 10-67 All units comply
10-21 Call by telephone 10-70 Fire at _____
10-22 Report in person to 10-71 Proceed with transmission in sequence
10-23 Stand by 10-77 Negative contact
10-24 Completed last assignment 10-81 Reserve hotel room for ______
10-25 Can you contact _____ 10-82 Reserve room for _____
10-26 Disregard last information 10-84 My telephone number is ______
10-27 I am moving to channel _____ 10-85 My address is _____
10-28 Identify your station 10-91 Talk closer to the microphone
10-29 Time is up for contact 10-93 Check my frequency on this channel
10-30 Does not conform to FCC rules 10-94  Please give me a long count (1-10)
10-32 I will give you a radio check 10-99 Mission completed, all units secure
10-33 Emergency Traffic 10-200 Police needed at _____

 

 

Official Ten-Code List

Association of Public Communications Officers (APCO)

10-0 Caution 10-50 Accident (fatal, personal injury, property damage)
10-1 Unable to copy -- change location 10-51 Wrecker needed
10-2 Signal good 10-52 Ambulance needed
10-3 Stop transmitting 10-53 Road blocked at ...
10-4 Acknowledgement (OK) 10-54 Livestock on highway
10-5 Relay 10-55 Suspected DUI
10-6 Busy -- stand by unless urgent 10-56 Intoxicated pedestrian
10-7 Out of service 10-57 Hit and run (fatal, personal injury, property damage)
10-8 In service 10-58 Direct traffic
10-9 Repeat 10-59 Convoy or escort
10-10 Fight in progress 10-60 Squad in vicinity
10-11 Dog case 10-61 Isolate self for message
10-12 Stand by (stop) 10-62 Reply to message
10-13 Weather -- road report 10-63 Prepare to make written copy
10-14 Prowler report 10-64 Message for local delivery
10-15 Civil disturbance 10-65 Net message assignment
10-16 Domestic disturbance 10-66 Message cancellation
10-17 Meet complainant 10-67 Clear for net message
10-18 Quickly 10-68 Dispatch information
10-19 Return to ... 10-69 Message received
10-20 Location 10-70 Fire
10-21 Call ... by telephone 10-71 Advise nature of fire
10-22 Disregard 10-72 Report progress on fire
10-23 Arrived at scene 10-73 Smoke report
10-24 Assignment completed 10-74 Negative
10-25 Report in person (meet) ... 10-75 In contact with ...
10-26 Detaining subject, expedite 10-76 En route ...
10-27 Drivers license information 10-77 ETA (estimated time of arrival)
10-28 Vehicle registration information 10-78 Need assistance
10-29 Check for wanted 10-79 Notify coroner
10-30 Unnecessary use of radio 10-80 Chase in progress
10-31 Crime in progress 10-81 Breathalyzer
10-32 Man with gun 10-82 Reserve lodging
10-33 Emergency 10-83 Work school xing at ...
10-34 Riot 10-84 If meeting ... advise ETA
10-35 Major crime alert 10-85 Delayed due to ...
10-36 Correct time 10-86 Officer/operator on duty
10-37 (Investigate) suspicious vehicle 10-87 Pick up/distribute checks
10-38 Stopping suspicious vehicle 10-88 Present telephone number of ...
10-39 Urgent -- use light, siren 10-89 Bomb threat
10-40 Silent run -- no light, siren 10-90 Bank alarm at ...
10-41 Beginning tour of duty 10-91 Pick up prisoner/subject
10-42 Ending tour of duty 10-92 Improperly parked vehicle
10-43 Information 10-93 Blockade
10-44 Permission to leave ... for ... 10-94 Drag racing
10-45 Animal carcass at ... 10-95 Prisoner/subject in custody
10-46 Assist motorist 10-96 Mental subject
10-47 Emergency road repairs at ...  10-97 Check (test) signal
10-48 Traffic standard repair at ... 10-98 Prison/jail break
10-49 Traffic light out at ... 10-99 Wanted/stolen indicated