Q - CODE
Q-codes take the form of a question when followed
by the question mark ?
= Tell me my exact frequency in kilocycles per second?
exact frequency is ... kc.
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 signals are too weak.
QRK = What is the readability of my signals?
The readability of your signals is: (0. nil), 1. bad, 2. poor, 3. fair,
4. good, 5. excellent
QRL = Are you busy?
I am busy. Please wait.
QRM = Do
you have interference?
Your transmission is being interfered by other transmitters:
1. nil, 2. slightly, 3. moderately, 4. severely, 5. extremely.
QRN = Are you troubled by static (atmospheric noise)?
I am troubled by static (1 - 5, as under QRM).
QRO = Shall
I increase power?
Please increase power.
QRP = Shall
I decrease power?
Decrease your power.
QRQ = Shall
I send faster?
Send faster ( ... WPM - words per min.).
QRS = Shall
I send more slowly?
Will you transmit more slowly (... WPM).
QRT = Shall
I stop sending?
QRU = Have
you any messages for me?
I have no more messages.
QRV = Are
I am ready.
QRW = Shall
I inform ... that you are calling him on ... kc?
Please inform ... that I am calling him on ... kc.
QRX = When will you call me again?
I will call you again at ... (hours) on ... kc.
QRZ = Who is calling me?
You are being called by ... on ... kc.
QSA = What is the strength of my signals?
The strength of your signals is: 1. very weak, 2. weak, 3. fair, 4.
5. very good.
QSB = Are my signals fading?
Your signals are fading.
QSG = Shall
I transmit ... telegrams at a time?
Transmit ... telegrams (or one telegram) at a time.
QSK = Can you hear me in 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 confirm receipt of messages?
I am confirming receipt of messages.
QSM = Shall I repeat the last telegram I sent you or some previous
Repeat the last telegram (or telegrams nos ...) you sent me.
QSO = Can you communicate with ...?
I can communicate with ... (direct or through ...).
QSP = Will you relay my message to ...?
I will send your message to ... (call sign).
QSV = Shall I send a series of V's on this frequency (or on ...
Please send a series of V's on this frequency (or on ... kc).
QSX = Will
you listen to ... (call sign) on ... kc?
I will listen to ... (call sign) on ... kc.
QSY = Shall
I change frequency to ... kc?
Change frequency to ... kc.
QSZ = Shall
I send each word or group twice?
Send each word or group twice (or ... times).
QTA = Shall I cancel message nr ...?
Cancel message number ... as if had not been sent.
QTC = Have you any messages?
I have ... messages for you (or for ... ).
QTH = What is your position (location)?
My position (location) is ...
QTR = What is the correct time?
The correct time is ... hours (GMT).