Q-Codes / Prosigns


Borrowed from Wikipedia

  Code   Question Answer or Statement
QLE   What is your expected signal?   The expected signal is low…
QNI   May I join the net?   You may check in…
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.
QRI   How is the tone of my transmission?   The tone of your transmission is
  (1. Good; 2. Variable; 3. Bad)
QRJ   How many voice contacts do you want to make?   I want to make … voice contacts.
QRK   What is the readability of my signals (or those of …)?   The readability of your signals (or those of …) is …
  (1 to 5).
QRL   Are you busy?   I am busy. (or I am busy with … )
  Please do not interfere.
QRM   Do you have interference? [from other stations]   I have interference.
QRN   Are you troubled by static?   I am troubled by static.
QRO   Shall I increase power?   Increase power.
QRP   Shall I decrease power?   Decrease power.
QRQ   Shall I send faster?   Send faster (… wpm)
QRS   Shall I send more slowly?   Send more slowly (… wpm)
QRT   Shall I cease or suspend operation?/ shutoff the radio   I am suspending operation. /shutting off the radio
QRU   Have you anything for me?   I have nothing for you.
QRV   Are you ready?   I am ready.
QRW   Shall I inform … that you are calling him on … kHz (or MHz)?   Please inform … that I am calling him on … kHz (or MHz).
QRX   Shall I standby / When will you call me again?   Please standby / I will call you again at … (hours) on … kHz (or MHz)
QRZ   Who is calling me?   You are being called by … on … kHz (or MHz)
QSA   What is the strength of my signals (or those of … )?   The strength of your signals (or those of …) is …
  (1 to 5).
QSB   Are my signals fading?   Your signals are fading.
QSD   Is my keying defective?   Your keying is defective.
QSG   Shall I send … telegrams (messages) at a time?   Send … telegrams (messages) at a time.
QSK   Can you hear me between your signals?   I can hear you between my signals.
QSL   Can you acknowledge receipt?   I am acknowledging receipt.
QSM   Shall I repeat the last telegram (message) which I sent you, or some previous telegram (message)?   Repeat the last telegram (message) which you sent me (or telegram(s) (message(s)) numbers(s) …).
QSN   Did you hear me (or … (call sign)) on .. kHz (or MHz)?   I did hear you (or … (call sign)) on … kHz (or MHz).
QSO   Can you communicate with … direct or by relay?   I can communicate with … direct (or by relay through …).
QSP   Will you relay a message to …?   I will relay a message to … .
QSR   Do you want me to repeat my call?   Please repeat your call; I did not hear you.
QSS   What working frequency will you use?   I will use the working frequency … kHz (or MHz).
QST   –   Here is a broadcast message to all amateurs.
QSU   Shall I send or reply on this frequency (or on … kHz (or MHz))?   Send or reply on this frequency (or on … kHz (or MHz)).
QSW   Will you send on this frequency (or on … kHz (or MHz))?   I am going to send on this frequency (or on … kHz (or MHz)).
QSX   Will you listen to … (call sign(s) on … kHz (or MHz))?   I am listening to … (call sign(s) on … kHz (or MHz))
QSY   Shall I change to transmission on another frequency?   Change to transmission on another frequency (or on … kHz (or MHz)).
QSZ   Shall I send each word or group more than once?   Send each word or group twice (or … times).
QTA   Shall I cancel telegram (message) No. … as if it had not been sent?   Cancel telegram (message) No. … as if it had not been sent.
QTC   How many telegrams (messages) have you to send?   I have … telegrams (messages) for you (or for …).
QTH   What is your position in latitude and longitude (or according to any other indication)?   My position is … latitude…longitude
QTR   What is the correct time?   The correct time is … hours
QTU   At what times are you operating?   I am operating from … to … hours.
QTX   Will you keep your station open for further communication with me until further notice (or until … hours)?   I will keep my station open for further communication with you until further notice (or until … hours).
QUA   Have you news of … (call sign)?   Here is news of … (call sign).
QUC   What is the number (or other indication) of the last message you received from me (or from … (call sign))?   The number (or other indication) of the last message I received from you (or from … (call sign)) is …
QUD   Have you received the urgency signal sent by … (call sign of mobile station)?   I have received the urgency signal sent by … (call sign of mobile station) at … hours.
QUF   Have you received the distress signal sent by … (call sign of mobile station)?   I have received the distress signal sent by … (call sign of mobile station) at … hours.

Abbreviations / Prosign

Borrowed from ARRL

AA   All after (used after question mark to request a repetition)
AB   All before (similarly)
ARRL   American Radio Relay League
ABT   About
ADR   Address
AGN   Again
ANT   Antenna
ARND   Around
AS   Wait
BCI   Broadcast interference
BCNU   Be seeing you
BK   Break (to pause transmission of a message, say)
BN   All between
BTR   Better
BTU   Back to you
BUG   Semiautomatic mechanical key
BURO   Bureau (usually used in the phrase PLS QSL VIA BURO, “Please send QSL card via my local/national QSL bureau”)
B4   Before
C   Yes; correct
CBA   Callbook address
CFM   Confirm
CK   Check
CL   Clear (I am closing my station)
CLG   . . . Calling
CONDX   Conditions
CQ   Calling … (any station, when nothing is specified)
CS   Callsign
CTL   Control
CUD   Could
CUL   See you later
CUZ   Because
CW   Continuous wave (i.e., radiotelegraph)
CX   Conditions
DE   From (or “this is”)
DN   Down
DR   Dear
DSW   Goodbye (Russian: до свидания [Do svidanya])
DX   Distance (sometimes refers to long distance contact), foreign countries
EMRG   Emergency
ENUF   Enough
ERE   Here (more commonly: HR)
ES   And
FB   Fine business (Analogous to “OK”)
FCC   Federal Communications Commission
FER   For
FM   From
FREQ   Frequency
FWD   Forward
GA   Good afternoon or Go ahead (depending on context)
GE   Good evening
GG   Going
GL   Good luck
GM   Good morning
GN   Good night
GND   Ground (ground potential)
GUD   Good
GX   Ground
HEE   Humour intended or laughter (often repeated, e.g. HEE HEE)
HI   Humour intended or laughter (originates from American Morse “HO”)
HR   Here, hear
HV   Have
HW   How
II   I say again
IMP   Impedance
K   Over
KN   Over; only the station named should respond (e.g. W7PTH DE W1AW KN)
LID   Poor operator (Licenced I*Diot)
MILS   Milliamperes
MNI   Many
MSG   Message
N   No; nine
NIL   Nothing
NM   Name
NR   Number
NW   Now
NX   Noise; noisy
OB   Old boy
OC   Old chap
OK   Okay
OM   Old man (any male amateur radio operator is an OM regardless of age)
OO   Official observer
OP   Operator
OT   Old timer
OTC   Old timers club (ARRL-sponsored organization for radio amateurs first licensed 20 or more years ago)
OOTC   Old old timers club (organization for those whose first two-way radio contact occurred 40 or more years ago; separate from OTC and ARRL)
PLS   Please
PSE   Please
PWR   Power
PX   Prefix
QCWA   Quarter Century Wireless Association (organization for radio amateurs who have been licensed for 25 or more years)
R   Are; received as transmitted (origin of “Roger”), or decimal point (depending on context)
RCVR   Receiver
RFI   Radio-frequency interference
RIG   Radio apparatus
RPT   Repeat or report (depending on context)
RPRT   Report
RST   Signal report format (Readability-Signal Strength-Tone)
RTTY   Radioteletype
RX   Receiver, radio
SAE   Self-addressed envelope
SASE   Self-addressed, stamped envelope
SED   Said
SEZ   Says
SFR   So far (proword)
SIG   Signal or signature
SIGS   Signals
SK   Out (prosign), end of contact
SK   Silent Key (a deceased radio amateur)
SKED   Schedule
SMS   Short message service
SN   Soon
SNR   Signal-to-noise ratio
SRI   Sorry
SSB   Single sideband
STN   Station
T   Zero (usually an elongated dah)
TEMP   Temperature
TFC   Traffic
TKS   Thanks
TMW   Tomorrow
TNX   Thanks
TT   That
TU   Thank you
TVI   Television interference
TX   Transmit, transmitter
TXRX   Transceiver, transmitter + receiver
TXT   Text
U   You
UR   Your or You’re (depending on context)
URS   Yours
VX   Voice; phone
VY   Very
W   Watts
WA   Word after
WB   Word before
WC   Wilco
WDS   Words
WID   With
WKD   Worked
WKG   Working
WL   Will
WUD   Would
WTC   Whats the craic? (Irish Language: [Conas atá tú?])
WX   Weather
XCVR   Transceiver
XMTR   Transmitter
XYL   Wife (ex-YL) (Extra Young Lady, i.e. wife)
YF   Wife
YL   Young lady (originally an unmarried female operator, now used for any female)
ZX   Zero beat
44   Hand shake, half of 88. Often used in Flora and Fauna connections, HH in CW
73   Best regards
77   Long Live CW (Morse Code), wishing you many happy CW contacts
88   Love and kisses
99   Get lost!

Net Q-Signals

borrowed from The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual

Code Meaning
QNI   Net stations report in
QNU   The net has traffic for you
QRU   I have nothing for you
QRV   I am ready to copy
QSP   Please relay the following traffic
QTC   I have the following traffic
AR   End of message
AS   Stand by
K   Go ahead
CL   Closing station