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The Amateur Radio Q-Code
Answer, Advice or Order
Will you indicate my exact frequency in kilocycles?
Your frequency is ... kc.
Does my frequency vary?
Your frequency varies.
How is the tone of my transmission?
The tone of your transmission is ...
Are you receiving me badly? Are my signals weak?
I cannot receive you. Your signals are too weak.
What is the legibility of my signals (1 to 5)?
The legibility of your signals is ... (1 to 5).
Are you busy?
I am busy (or busy with....). Please do not interfere.
Are you being interfered with?
I am being interfered with.
Are you troubled by static?
I am troubled by static.
Must I increase power?
Must I decrease power?
Must I send faster?
Send faster ... (words per min.).
Must I send more slowly?
Transmit more slowly ... (w.p.m.).
Must I stop transmission?
Have you anything for me?
I have nothing for you.
Are you ready?
I am ready.
Must I advise ... that you are calling him on ... kc?
Please advise ... that I am calling him on ... kc.
When will you call again?
I will call you again at ... hours (on ... kc.).
By whom am I being called?
You are being called by ...
What is the strength of my signals (1 to 5)?
The strength of your signals is ... (1 to 5).
Does the strength of my signals vary?
The strength of your signals varies.
Is my keying correct? Are my signals distinct?
Your keying is incorrect; your signals are bad.
Must I transmit ... telegrams (or one telegram) at a time?
Transmit ... telegrams (or one telegram) at a time.
Shall I continue the transmission of all my traffic?
I can hear you between my signals. Continue: I shall interrupt you if necessary.
Can you acknowledge receipt?
I am acknowledging receipt.
Shall I repeat the last telegram I sent you?
Repeat the last telegram you sent me.
Can you communicate with ... directly (or through...)?
I can communicate with ... direct (or through...).
Will you relay to ...?
I will relay to ... free of charge.
Shall I send a series of VVV....?
Send a series of VVV.
Will you listen for ... (call sign) on ... kcs?
I am listening for ... on ... kcs.
Shall I change to ... kilocycles without changing the type of wave?
Change to ... kc. without changing type of wave.
Shall I send each word or group twice?
Send each word or group twice.
Shall I cancel nr ... as if it had not been sent?
Cancel nr ... as if it had not been sent.
Do you agree with my word count?
I do not agree with your word count; I shall repeat the first letter of each word and the first figure of each number.
How many telegrams have you to send?
I have ... telegrams for you or for ....
What is your position (location)?
My position (location) is ....
What is the exact time?
The exact time is ....
General call preceeding a message address to all amateurs and A.R.R.L. Members. This is in effect "CQ ARRL".
Official A.R.R.L. "land SOS." A distress call for emergency use only.
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