The following list consists of all used
"Q" Codes and their actual meaning. These "codes"
were of course never meant to be used for voice
operations. They were originally set-up for CW,
or "Morse Code" operators to use, as
abbreviations for commonly asked guestions or
statements. The explanations for the Q codes
below, has come straight from The ARRL Handbook,
1999 edition and are used everyday
in the amateur spectrum. Please take a moment to
look and see the actual meanings of these codes!
You'll be surprised how many operators mis-use
...Seek contact with any
with any distant station(s).
QRA...What is the name of your
station? / The name of your station is
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
QRI...How is the tone of my
transmission? / The tone of your transmission is
______(1.Good; 2.Variable; 3.Bad)
QRJ...Are you recieving me badly? / I
cannot recieve you. Your signals are too
QRK...What is the intelligibility of my signal(or those of _____)? / The intelligibility
of your signals(or those of _____) is
_____.(1.Bad; 2.Poor; 3.Fair; 4.Good
QRL...Are you busy? / I am busy(or I am
busy with _____). Please do not
QRM...Is my transmission being
interfered with? / Your transmission is being interfered with _____.(1.Nil; 2.Slightly; 3.Mooderately; 4.Severely; 5.Extremely).
QRN...Are you troubled by static? / I am troubled by static _____.(1 through 5, as used in QRM)
QRO...Shall I increase power? / Increase power.
QRP.....Shall I decrease power? /
QRT...Shall I stop transmitting? / Stop
QRU...Have you anything for
me? / I have nothing for you.
QRV...Are you ready? / I am
QRW...Shall I inform _____ that you are
calling on _____kHz? / Please inform _____ that I
am calling on _____kHz.
QRX...When will you call me
again? / I will call you again at _____ hours(on
QRZ...Who is calling me? / You are being called by _____(on _____kHz).
QSA...What is the strength of my
signals(or those of_____)? / The strength of your signals(or those of_____) is_____(1.Scarcely
perceptible; 2.Weak; 3.Fairly Good; 4.Good;
QSB...Are my signal fading? / Your
signals are fading.
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 reciept? / I
am acknowledging reciept.
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) _____.
QSO...Can you communicate with _____
direct or b relay? / I can communicate with _____ direct (or by relay through _____).
QSP...Will you relay to
_____? / I will relay to _____.
QSX...Will you listen to _____ on _____
kHz? / I am listening to _____ on _____
QSY...Shall I change to transmission on
another frequecy? / Change to transmission to
another frequency (or on _____kHz).
QTH...What is your exact location? / My
exact location is _____.
QTR...What is the correct
time? / The correct time is _____.
QTX...Will you keep you station open for
further communication with me? / Keep your
station open for me.
QUA...Have you news of _____? / I have
news of _____.
You see what I mean? There is an
awful lot of misuse on the airwaves. Oh well,
hope this will help a little! Feel free to print
yourself a copy!!