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Q Signals
sign description
QRAWhat is the name of your station? The name of my station is ___.
QRBHow far are you from my station? I am ____ km from you station
QRDWhere are you bound and where are you coming from? I am bound ___ from ___.
QRGWill you tell me my exact frequency? Your exact frequency is ___ kHz.
QRHDoes my frequency vary? Your frequency varies.
QRIHow is the tone of my transmission? The tone of your transmission is ___ (1-Good, 2-Variable, 3-Bad.)
QRJAre you receiving me badly? I cannot receive you, your signal is too weak.
QRKWhat is the intelligibility of my signals? The intelligibility of your signals is ___ (1-Bad, 2-Poor, 3-Fair, 4-Good, 5-Excellent.)
QRLAre you busy? I am busy, please do not interfere
QRMIs my transmission being interfered with? Your transmission is being interfered with ___ (1-Nil, 2-Slightly, 3-Moderately, 4-Severly, 5-Extremely.)
QRNAre you troubled by static? I am troubled by static ___ (1-5 as under QRM.)
QROShall I increase power? Increase power.
QRPShall I decrease power? Decrease power.
QRQShall I send faster? Send faster (___ WPM.)
QRRAre you ready for automatic operation? I am ready for automatic operation. Send at ___ WPM.
QRSShall I send more slowly? Send more slowly (___ WPM.)
QRTShall I stop sending? Stop sending.
QRUHave you anything for me? I have nothing for you.
QRVAre you ready? I am ready.
QRWShall I inform ___ that you are calling? Please inform ___ that I am calling.
QRXWhen will you call me again? I will call you again at ___ hours.
QRYWhat is my turn? Your turn is numbered ___.
QRZWho is calling me? You are being called by ___.
QSAWhat is the strength of my signals? The strength of your signals is ___ (1-Scarcely perceptible, 2-Weak, 3-Fairly Good, 4-Good, 5-Very Good.)
QSBAre my signals fading? Your signals are fading.
QSDIs my keying defective? Your keying is defective.
QSGShall I send ___ messages at a time? Send ___ messages at a time.
QSJWhat 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.
QSKCan 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.
QSLCan you acknowledge receipt? I am acknowledging receipt.
QSMShall I repeat the last message which I sent you? Repeat the last message.
QSNDid you hear me on ___ kHz? I did hear you on ___ kHz.
QSOCan you communicate with ___ direct or by relay? I can communicate with ___ direct (or by relay through ___.)
QSPWill you relay to ___? I will relay to ___.
QSQHave you a doctor on board? (or is ___ on board?) I have a doctor on board (or ___ is on board.)
QSUShall I send or reply on this frequency? Send a series of Vs on this frequency.
QSVShall I send a series of Vs on this frequency? Send a series of Vs on this frequency.
QSWWill you send on this frequency? I am going to send on this frequency.
QSYShall I change to another frequency? Change to another frequency.
QSZShall I send each word or group more than once? Send each word or group twice (or ___ times.)
QTAShall I cancel message number ___? Cancel message number ___.
QTBDo 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.
QTCHow many messages have you to send? I have ___ messages for you.
QTEWhat is my true bearing from you? Your true bearing from me is ___ degrees.
QTGWill 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.
QTHWhat is your location? My location is ___.
QTIWhat is your true track? My true track is ___ degrees.
QTJWhat is your speed? My speed is ___ km/h.
QTLWhat is your true heading? My true heading is ___ degrees.
QTNAt what time did you depart from ___? I departed from ___ at ___ hours.
QTOHave you left dock (or port)? I have left dock (or port).
QTPAre you going to enter dock (or port)? I am going to enter dock (or port.)
QTQCan you communicate with my station by means of the International Code of Signals? I am going to communicate with your station by means of the International Code of Signals.
QTRWhat is the correct time? The time is ___.
QTSWill 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.
QTUWhat are the hours during which your station is open? My station is open from ___ hours to ___ hours.
QTVShall I stand guard for you on the frequency of ___ kHz? Stand guard for me on the frequency of ___ kHz.
QTXWill you keep your station open for further communication with me? I will keep my station open for further communication with you.
QUAHave you news of ___? I have news of ___.
QUBCan you give me information concerning visibility, height of clouds, direction and velocity of ground wind at ___? Here is the information you requested...
QUCWhat is the number of the last message you received from me? The number of the last message I received from you is ___.
QUDHave you received the urgency signal sent by ___? I have received the urgency signal sent by ___.
QUFHave you received the distress signal sent by ___? I have received the distress signal sent by ___.
QUGWill you be forced to land? I am forced to land immediately.
QUHWill you give me the present barometric pressure? The present barometric pressure is ___ (units).
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