Q Signals for Morse Code (CW)


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Q SIgnals for Morse Code (CW) – 3/28/97

Q Signals for Morse Code (CW)
Q Signal Used as a Question Used as a Reply
QRA What is the name of your station ? The name of my station is…
QRB How far approximately are you from my
station ?
The approximate distance between our
stations is……..nautical miles (or…. kilometers)
QRC Not used Not Used
QRD Where are you bound and where are you
coming from?
I am bound ___ from ___.
QRE What is your estimated time of arrival
at…(place)?
My estimated time of arrival at …(place)
is .. hours.
QRF Are you returning to…(place)? I am returning to …(place)
QRG Will you tell me my exact frequency (or
that of….) ?
Your exact frequency (or that of…) is
…Khz (or Mhz)
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 readability of my signals ? The readability of your signals is….. 1 =
bad. 2 = poor. 3 = fair. 4 = good. 5 = excellent.
QRL Are you busy ? I am busy
QRM Are you being interfered ? I am being interfered with: 1 = nil. 2 =
slightly. 3 = moderately. 4 = severely. 5 = extremely.
QRN Are you troubled by static ? I am troubled by static 1 = nil. 2 =
slightly. 3 = moderately. 4 = severely. 5 = extremely.
QRO Shall I increase transmitter power ? Increase transmitter power.
QRP Shall I decrease transmitter power ? Decrease transmitter power.
QRQ Shall I send faster ? Send faster (or … words per minute).
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 (or … words per minute).
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 him
on…khz (or…Mhz)?.
Please inform…that I am calling him
on…khz(or…Mhz)
QRX When will you call me again ? I will call you again at…hours (on …khz
(or …Mhz)).
QRY What is my turn ? Your turn is number….(or according to any
other indication).
QRZ Who is calling me ? You are being called by…(on …khz (or
…Mhz)).
QSA What is the strength of my signals ? The strength of your signals (or those of
…) is… 1 = scarcely perceptible. 2 = weak. 3 = fairly good. 4 = good. 5 = very good.
QSB Are my signals fading ? Your signals are fading.
QSC Not used Not Used
QSD Is my keying defective ? Your keying is defective.
QSE Not used Not used
QSF Not used Not Used
QSG Shall I send ___ messages at a time? Send ___ messages at a time.
QSH Not used Not Used
QSI Not used Not Used
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 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 repeate 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…? 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.)
QSR Not used Not Used
QSS Not used Not Used
QST Is there any message for radio-hams ? Here follows a message for radio-hams
QSU Shall I send or reply on this frequency (
or on …khz (or …Mhz))?
Send or reply on this frequency ? (on
…khz (or …Mhz)).
QSV Shall I send a series of V”s on this
frequency ( or on …khz (or …Mhz))?
Send a series of V”s on this frequency (
or on …khz (or …Mhz)).
QSW Will you send on this frequency ( or on
…khz (or …Mhz))?
I am going to send on this frequency ( or
on …khz (or …Mhz)).
QSX Will you listen to…? I am listening to …(call signs) on …khz
(or Mhz).
QSY Shall I transmit on an other frequency ? Transmit on an other frequency. ( or on
…khz (or …Mhz)).
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 for me ? I have…messages for you.
QTD Not used Not Used
QTE What is my true bearing from you? Your true bearing from me is ___ degrees.
QTF Not used Not Used
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 position ? My position is…
QTI What is your true track? My true track is ___ degrees.
QTJ What is your speed? My speed is ___ km/h.
QTK Not used Not Used
QTL What is your true heading? My true heading is ___ degrees.
QTM Not used Not Used
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 goin gto enter dock (or port.)
QTQ Can you communicate with my station by
meains of the International Code of Signals?
I am going to communicate with your staion
by means of the International Code of Signals.
QTR What is the correct time (in UTC) ? The correct time is…(in UTC).
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.
QTT Not used Not Used
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.
QTW Not used Not Used
QTX Will you keep your station open for further
communication with me?
I will keep my station open for further
communication with you.
QTY Not used Not Used
QTZ Not used Not Used
QUA Have you news of ___? I have news of ___.
QUB Can you give me information concering
visibility, height of cluds, 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
___.
QUE Not used Not Used
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).
QUI Not used Not Used
QUJ Not used Not Used
QUK Not used Not Used
QUL Not used Not Used
QUM May I resume normal working? Normal working may be resumed.