Q Codes

QRA – What is the name of your station
QRB – How far, approximately, are you from my station
QRC – What authority/administration settles the accounts of your station
QRD – Where are you bound and where are you from
QRE – What is your estimated time of arrival at …(place)
QRF – Are you returning to …(place)
QRG – Will you tell me my exact frequency or that of …(call sign)
QRH – Does my frequency vary
QRI – How is the tone of my transmission
QRJ – How many radio telephone calls have you to book. (See notes at the end of this list for possible alternative meanings).
QRK – What is the intelligibility of my signals or those of …(call sign)
QRL – Are you busy
QRM – Are you being interfered with
QRN – Are you troubled by static
QRO – Shall I increase transmitter power
QRP – Shall I decrease transmitter power
QRQ – Shall I send faster
QRR – Are you ready for automatic operation. (Also used by the Russian Military to mean: – Shall I start working using simplex encrypted CW)
QRS – Shall I send more slowly
QRSS – Send extremely slowly
QRT – Shall I stop sending
QRU – Have you anything for me
QRV – Are you ready
QRW – Shall I inform …(call sign) that you are calling him on … kHz/MHz
QRX – When will you call me again on … kHz/MHz. Must I wait
QRY – What is my turn
QRZ – Who is calling me
QSA – What is the strength of my signals or those of …(call sign)
QSB – Are my signals fading
QSC – Are you a cargo vessel
QSD – Is my keying defective
QSE – What is the estimated drift of the survival craft. (See notes at the end of this list for a possible alternative meaning).
QSF – Have you affected rescue. (See notes at the end of this list for a possible alternative meaning).
QSG – Shall I send … (number) telegrams at a time
QSH – Are you able to home on your D/F equipment? (See notes at the end of this list for a possible alternative meaning).
QSI – Will you inform …(call sign) that I have been unable to break in
QSJ – What is the charge to be collected to …(call sign), including your charge
QSK – Can you hear me between your signals and, if so, can I break in
QSL – Can you acknowledge receipt
QSLL – Officially unrecognized code, but used by the Amateur Radio Service to mean I will send you a QSL card for this contact after I receive one from you
QSM – Shall I repeat the last telegram which I sent to you
QSN – Did you hear me or …(call sign) on … kHz/MHz
QSO – Can you communicate with …(call sign)QSP Will you relay to …(call sign), free of charge
QSQ – Have you a doctor on board or Is …(named person) on board
QSR – Shall I repeat the call on the calling frequency. (See notes at the end of this list for a possible alternative meaning).
QSS – What working frequency will you use
QST – Unassigned, but adopted by the American Radio Relay League to mean CQ ARRL members. Also the title of the ARRL’s official journal.
QSU – Shall I send or reply on this frequency or on … kHz/MHz
QSV – Shall I send a series of V’s on this frequency or on … kHz/MHz
QSW – Will you send on this frequency or on … kHz/MHz
QSX – Will you listen to …(call sign) on … kHz/MHz
QSY – Shall I change to transmission on another frequency
QSZ – Shall I send each word or group more than once
QTA -Shall I cancel telegram number …
QTB – Do you agree with my counting of words
QTC – How many telegrams have you to send
QTD – What has the rescue vessel or rescue aircraft recovered
QTE – What is my TRUE bearing from you or from …(call sign)
QTF – Will you give me the position of my station according to the bearings taken by the D/F stations which you control
QTG – Will you send two dashes of ten seconds each followed by your call sign repeated … times on … kHz/MHz
QTH – What is your position in latitude and longitude (or according to any other indication)
QTHR – Officially unrecognized code, but adopted by the RSGB to mean Name and address correct in the UK Call Book
QTI – What is your TRUE track
QTJ – What is your speed
QTK – What is the speed of your aircraft in relation to the earth’s surface
QTL – What is you TRUE heading
QTM – What is your MAGNETIC heading
QTN – At what time did you depart from …(place)
QTO – Are you airborne or Have you left dock/port
QTP – Are you going to alight/land or Are you going to enter dock/port
QTQ – Can you communicate with my station by means of the international code of signals
QTR – What is the correct time
QTS – Will you send your call sign for tuning purposes or frequency measurement
QTT – The identification signal which follows is superimposed on another transmission
QTU – What are the hours during which your station is open
QTV – Shall I stand guard for you on the frequency of …kHz/MHz
QTW – What is the condition of survivors
QTX – Will you keep your station open for further communication with me
QTY – Are you proceeding to the position of the incident and, if so, when do you expect to arrive
QTZ -Are you continuing the search