So I have a question on how to remember Q signals. First, feel free to just print and read off the printed sheet. Otherwise, if you are ever in doubt just ask. Yes, that is right. We were all there at one point and if you do not know how to respond just use plain English. Most of us are happy to help educate.
Here are the ones I use most often. But keep in mind there are unofficial ones you will come across such as “XYL” – A ham radio term for a wife. (x young lady) A girl friend would be a yl (young lady)
I only found this out by asking 😉
|QRL||Is the frequency busy?
The frequency is busy. Please do not interfere.
|QRM||Abbreviation for interference from other signals.|
|QRN||Abbreviation for interference from natural or human-made static.|
|QRO||Shall I increase power?
|QRP||Shall I decrease power?
|QRQ||Shall I send faster?
Send faster (__words per minute [wpm]).
|QRS||Shall I send more slowly?
Send more slowly (__wpm).
|QRT||Shall I stop sending or transmitting?
Stop sending or transmitting.
|QRU||Have you anything more for me?
I have nothing more for you.
|QRV||Are you ready?
I am ready.
|QRZ||Who is calling me?|
|QSB||Abbreviation for signal fading.|
|QSL||Did you receive and understand?
Received and understood.
|QSO||Abbreviation for a contact.|
|QST||General call preceding a message addressed to all amateurs.|
|QSX||I am listening on ___ kHz.|
|QSY||Change to transmission on another frequency (or to ___ kHz).|
|QTH||What is your location?
My location is ____.
And here is a Munsters picture…. just because
Have fun and 73’s,
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