Ham Radio Q Codes
Q-Signals Abbrivations

QRG ~ Your exact frequency (or that of ______) is _________kHz.
             Will you tell me my exact frequency (or that of __________)?

QRL ~ I am busy (or I am busy with _________).
            Are you busy? Usually used to see if a frequency is busy.

QRM ~ Your transmission is being interfered with _________
             (1. Nil; 2. Slightly; 3. Moderately; 4. Severely; 5. Extremely.)
             Is my transmission being interfered with?

QRN ~ I am troubled by static _________. (1 to 5 as under

QRM ~ Are you troubled by static?

QRO ~ Increase power. Shall I increase power?

QRP ~ Decrease power. Shall I decrease power?

QRQ ~ Send faster (_________wpm). Shall I send faster?

QRS ~ Send more slowly (_________wpm). Shall I send more slowly?

QRT ~ Stop sending. Shall I stop sending?

QRU ~ I have nothing for you. Have you anything for me?

QRV ~ I am ready. Are you ready?

QRX ~ I will call you again at ______hours (on ______kHz).
            When will you call me again? Minutes are usually implied rather than hours.

QRZ ~ You are being called by _________ (on ______kHz).Who is calling me?

QSB ~ Your signals are fading. Are my signals fading?

QSK ~ I can hear you between signals; break in on my transmission.
            Can you hear me between your signals and if so can I break in on your transmission?

QSL ~ I am acknowledging receipt.
           Can you acknowledge receipt (of a message or transmission)?

QSO ~ I can communicate with _________ direct (or relay through ______).
            Can you communicate with ______ direct or by relay?

QSP ~ I will relay to ______. Will you relay to ______?

QST ~ General call preceding a message addressed to all amateurs and ARRL members.
            This is in effect “CQ ARRL.”

QSX ~ I am listening to ______ on ______kHz. Will you listen to ______on ______kHz?

QSY ~ Change to transmission on another frequency (or on ______kHz).
            Shall I change to transmission on another frequency (or on ______kHz)?

QTC ~ I have ______messages for you (or for ______).
            How many messages have you to send?

QTH ~ My location is _________. What is your location?

QTR ~ The time is _________. What is the correct time?