Amateur q signals

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The Q-code is an international set of abbreviations that was created at the beginning of the last century to simplify radiotelegraph communication. Each code is composed by three letters always starting with Q. Each code can be a question if followed by a question mark or an answer or statement if not. To avoid confusion, no station call-sign begins with Q. Even if initially designed for telegraphy, it's also used in voice communications. Amateur radio operators use a subset of the full international Q-code and they use it extensively still today.

The international Q-code

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The expected signal is low… QRA What is the name or call sign of your station? The name or call sign of my station is … QRG Will you tell me my exact frequency or that of …? Your exact frequency or that of … is … kHz or MHz. QRH Does my frequency vary? Your frequency varies.

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The Q-code is a standardised collection of three-letter codes that each start with the letter "Q". It is an operating signal initially developed for commercial radiotelegraph communication and later adopted by other radio services, especially amateur radio. To distinguish the use of a Q-code transmitted as a question from the same Q-code transmitted as a statement, operators either prefixed it with the military network question marker " INT " dit dit dah dit dah or suffixed it with the standard Morse question mark UD dit dit dah dah dit dit. Although Q-codes were created when radio used Morse code exclusively, they continued to be employed after the introduction of voice transmissions.