AC6V's Guide To Ham Q-Signals
Commonly On VHF Repeaters


 

QSignal

Question ?

Answer, Advise, or Order

QRM Are you being interfered with?

Do you have interference

I am being interfered with.
QRN Are you troubled by static? I am troubled by static.
QRP Shall I decrease power? 

 

Decrease power
(commonly a Low Power Station)
QRT Shall I stop sending? 

 

Stop sending

(Common usage - clear) (Maybe Shutting Down)

QRU Have you anything for me? I have nothing for you
QRV Are you ready? I am ready.
QRX When will you call me again?

Common Usage Pause, Wait, Standby

I will call you again at ... (hours) on ... khz (or Mhz)

Common Usage Pause, Wait, Standby

QRZ Who is calling me? You are being called by ... on ... khz (or Mhz)
QSL Can you acknowledge receipt?
Common usage - Did you get that OK?

 

I am acknowledging receipt.
Common usage  -- Yes I understand, Roger
QSO Can you communicate with ... direct or by relay?
I can communicate with ... direct (or by relay through ...)
Common Useage -- A 2-Way Contact, a conversation.
QSY Shall I change to transmission on another frequency? Change to transmission on another frequency (or on ... khz (or Mhz).
QTH What is your position in latitude and longitude (or according to any other indication)? 

Where are you located?

My position is ... latitude...longitude
Common usage - Your location mobile or home
  

Note that on 2M SSB you are more likely to hear the same Q-Signals as on the HF Bands

53 Q-Signals Commonly Used On  HF Bands

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Last Update   23 January, 2007