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Q Codes..

Postby m0lsx » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:09 pm

The Q code is something designed to speed up communication, especially on the key, that is when using CW (or Morse code if you prefer.) It also makes it possible to communicate when you are unable to speak the same language as the other station.
It is a two way statement, so you could say QRX as a statement. That you are standing by or to ask the other station to stand by.
The Q codes cover marine, air & general, which are the ones used by radio amateurs.
The following are the commonly use Q codes..
QRA Name/callsign
QRB Distance
QRG Frequency
QRK Intelligibility, readability of the signal
QRL Busy
QRM Interference..think of it as M = Man made
QRN Noise This is the static level or the Natural noise
QRO High power
QRP Low power
QRQ High speed CW
QRS Low speed CW
QRT Close down station
QRV Ready
QRX Stand by
QRZ? Who is calling me?
QSB Fading
QSD Defective keying
QSK Break in
QSL Acknowledged or confirmation or a card sent to confirm a TWO way contact for amateurs, or a reception report for listeners, also I understand As in Yes, QSL that.
QSO Radio contact
QSY Change frequency
QTC Message
QTH Location..QTHR = My (or Your) Registered QTH.
QTR Time

Other common abbreviations include

73 Best Wishes..That means it's a plural & does not need a s added at the end or a best added at the front.
88 Hugs & Kisses.
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Re: Q Codes..

Postby m0lsx » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:18 pm

I use to help out at an RAF Amateur Radio Society (RAFARS) station & an Aeronautical Q Code was used.

QAU.. Which is about dumping fuel..
I will leave you to work out why some one may go QAU. :wink: :wink:
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Re: Q Codes..

Postby 2E0AIV » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:49 pm

When I was in the Military we used both Q Codes and Z codes and still used today full list of latest as of 2006 see link below

http://jcs.dtic.mil/j6/cceb/acps/acp131/ACP131F.pdf


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Re: Q Codes..

Postby 2E0KCE » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:26 pm

2E0AIV wrote:When I was in the Military we used both Q Codes and Z codes and still used today full list of latest as of 2006 see link below

http://jcs.dtic.mil/j6/cceb/acps/acp131/ACP131F.pdf


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I did my STD II Signals Cadre as an Infantry Driver Op in 1976 we never used Q Codes or Z Codes but we used morse or Charlie Whisky and I remember a lot of The TG stuff... however times have changed I qualified on larkspur series radios C42/B47/A41 etc..my Morse was terrible but I passed the course..
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Re: Q Codes..

Postby 2E0AIV » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:59 pm

I was in the Royal Corps of Signals as a Radio Telegraphist - CW 24wpm - D11's with 2kw or power - used to fill the back of a 4 tonner lol - now thats what i call power lol
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Re: Q Codes..

Postby 2E0KCE » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:36 pm

2E0AIV wrote:I was in the Royal Corps of Signals as a Radio Telegraphist - CW 24wpm - D11's with 2kw or power - used to fill the back of a 4 tonner lol - now thats what i call power lol



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Re: Q Codes..

Postby 2E0AIV » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:59 pm

If you got it......Flaunt it........Certo Cito ......the Best Professional Communicators lol :biggrin:

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