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THE Q AND 10 CODES


THE Q CODES
Below a number of Q signals are listed whose meanings most often need to be expressed with brevity and clarity in amateur radio work. (Q signals take the form of a question only when each is sent followed by a question mark.)

SignMeaning
QRAWhat is the name of your station? The name of my station is ___.
QRBHow far are you from my station? I am ____ km from you station
QRDWhere are you bound and where are you coming from? I am bound ___ from ___.
QRGWill you tell me my exact frequency? Your exact frequency is ___ kHz.
QRHDoes my frequency vary? Your frequency varies.
QRIHow is the tone of my transmission? The tone of your transmission is ___ (1-Good, 2-Variable, 3-Bad.)
QRJAre you receiving me badly? I cannot receive you, your signal is too weak.
QRKWhat is the intelligibility of my signals? The intelligibility of your signals is ___ (1-Bad, 2-Poor, 3-Fair, 4-Good, 5-Excellent.)
QRLAre you busy? I am busy, please do not interfere
QRMIs my transmission being interfered with? Your transmission is being interfered with ___ (1-Nil, 2-Slightly, 3-Moderately, 4-Severely, 5-Extremely.)
QRNAre you troubled by static? I am troubled by static ___ (1-5 as under QRM.)
QROShall I increase power? Increase power.
QRPShall I decrease power? Decrease power.
QRQShall I send faster? Send faster (___ WPM.)
QRRAre you ready for automatic operation? I am ready for automatic operation. Send at ___ WPM.
QRSShall I send more slowly? Send more slowly (___ WPM.)
QRTShall I stop sending? Stop sending.
QRUHave you anything for me? I have nothing for you.
QRVAre you ready? I am ready.
QRWShall I inform ___ that you are calling? Please inform ___ that I am calling.
QRXWhen will you call me again? I will call you again at ___ hours.
QRYWhat is my turn? Your turn is numbered ___.
QRZWho is calling me? You are being called by ___.
QSAWhat is the strength of my signals? The strength of your signals is ___ (1-Scarcely perceptible, 2-Weak, 3-Fairly Good, 4-Good, 5-Very Good.)
QSBAre my signals fading? Your signals are fading.
QSDIs my keying defective? Your keying is defective.
QSGShall I send ___ messages at a time? Send ___ messages at a time.
QSJWhat is the charge to be collected per word to ___ including your international telegraph charge? The charge to be collected per word is ___ including my international telegraph charge.
QSKCan you hear me between you signals and if so can I break in on your transmission? I can hear you between my signals, break in on my transmission.
QSLCan you acknowledge receipt? I am acknowledging receipt.
QSMShall I repeat the last message which I sent you? Repeat the last message.
QSNDid you hear me on ___ kHz? I did hear you on ___ kHz.
QSOCan you communicate with ___ direct or by relay? I can communicate with ___ direct (or by relay through ___.)
QSPWill you relay to ___? I will relay to ___.
QSQHave you a doctor on board? (or is ___ on board?) I have a doctor on board (or ___ is on board.)
QSUShall I send or reply on this frequency? Send a series of Vs on this frequency.
QSVShall I send a series of Vs on this frequency? Send a series of Vs on this frequency.
QSWWill you send on this frequency? I am going to send on this frequency.
QSYShall I change to another frequency? Change to another frequency.
QSZShall I send each word or group more than once? Send each word or group twice (or ___ times.)
QTAShall I cancel message number ___? Cancel message number ___.
QTBDo you agree with my counting of words? I do not agree with your counting of words. I will repeat the first letter or digit of each word or group.
QTCHow many messages have you to send? I have ___ messages for you.
QTEWhat is my true bearing from you? Your true bearing from me is ___ degrees.
QTGWill you send two dashes of 10 seconds each followed by your call sign? I am going to send two dashes of 10 seconds each followed by my call sign.
QTHWhat is your location? My location is ___.
QTIWhat is your true track? My true track is ___ degrees.
QTJWhat is your speed? My speed is ___ km/h.
QTLWhat is your true heading? My true heading is ___ degrees.
QTNAt what time did you depart from ___? I departed from ___ at ___ hours.
QTOHave you left dock (or port)? I have left dock (or port).
QTPAre you going to enter dock (or port)? I am going to enter dock (or port.)
QTQCan you communicate with my station by means of the International Code of Signals? I am going to communicate with your station by means of the International Code of Signals.
QTRWhat is the correct time? The time is ___.
QTSWill you send your call sign for ___ minutes so that your frequency can be measured? I will send my call sign for ___ minutes so that my frequency may be measured.
QTUWhat are the hours during which your station is open? My station is open from ___ hours to ___ hours.
QTVShall I stand guard for you on the frequency of ___ kHz? Stand guard for me on the frequency of ___ kHz.
QTXWill you keep your station open for further communication with me? I will keep my station open for further communication with you.
QUAHave you news of ___? I have news of ___.
QUBCan you give me information concerning visibility, height of clouds, direction and velocity of ground wind at ___? Here is the information you requested...
QUCWhat is the number of the last message you received from me? The number of the last message I received from you is ___.
QUDHave you received the urgency signal sent by ___? I have received the urgency signal sent by ___.
QUFHave you received the distress signal sent by ___? I have received the distress signal sent by ___.
QUGWill you be forced to land? I am forced to land immediately.
QUHWill you give me the present barometric pressure? The present barometric pressure is ___ (units).


THE 10 CODES

There are 200 10-Codes in current usage, approximately 50 of these are used by the police, fire and other types of radio operators, while others have combined meanings depending on the service.

Below is a list of the most commonly used 10-Codes:
Any 10-Code signal can be made into a question by using it as a question.

10-1   Receiving Poorly                10-41  Please Tune To Channel
10-2   Receiving Well                  10-42  Traffic Accident At___________
10-3   Stop Transmitting               10-43  Traffic Tieup At______________
10-4   OK, Message Received            10-44  I Have A Message For You
10-5   Relay Message                   10-44  (Or__________________________)
10-6   Busy, Stand By                  10-45  All Units Within Range Report
10-7   Out of Service, Leaving Air     10-50  Break Channel_________________
10-8   In Service, Subject To Call     10-60  What Is Next Message Number?
10-9   Repeat Message                  10-62  Unable To Copy, Use Landline
10-10  Trnsmssn Cmpltd, Stndng By      10-63  Net Directed To_______________
10-11  Talking Too Rapidly             10-64  Net Clear
10-12  Visitors Present                10-65  Waiting for Nxt Msg or Assngmnt
10-13  Advise Wx and Road Conditions   10-67  All Units Comply
10-16  Make Pickup At_______________   10-70  Fire At_______________________
10-17  Urgent Business                 10-71  Prcd With Trnsmssn In Sequence
10-18  Anything For Us?                10-73  Speed Trap At_________________
10-19  Nothing For You, Rtrn To Base   10-75  You Are Causing Interference
10-20  My Location Is_______________   10-77  Negative Contact
10-21  Call By Landline                10-81  Reserve Hotel Room For________
10-22  Report In Person To__________   10-82  Reserve Room For______________
10-23  Stand By                        10-84  My Telephone Number Is________
10-24  Completed Last Assignment       10-85  My Address Is_________________
10-25  Can You Contact______________   10-89  Radio Repairman Needed At_____
10-26  Disregard Last Information      10-90  I Have TVI
10-27  I Am Moving To Channel_______   10-91  Talk Closer To Mike
10-28  Identify Your Station           10-92  Your Tx Is Out Of Adjustment
10-29  Time Is Up For Contact          10-93  Chck My Frqncy On Ths Chnnl
10-30  Does Not Conform To FCC Rules   10-94  Please Give Me A Long Count
10-32  I Will Give You A Radio Check   10-95  Tnx Dead Carrier For 5 Seconds
10-33  EMRGNCY TRFFC AT THIS STATION   10-99  Mssn Cmpltd, All Units Secure
10-34  Trbl At This Stn, Help Needed   10-100 5-Min. Brk, Commonly RestRoom
10-35  Confidential Information        10-200 Police Needed At______________
10-36  Correct Time Is______________   
10-37  Wrecker Needed At____________
10-38  Ambulance Needed At__________
10-39  Your Message Delivered




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