Those Quazy 'Q' Signals


Q - signals are three-letter combinations beginning with the letter 'Q'. They were originally used to facilitate ship-to-shore communications in Morse code. CB Radio Operators have adopted several of these Q-signals to expedite transmissions and send and receive information more quickly. Using Q-signals lets the CB Radio Operator on the other end know that you are an experienced operator and seasoned CB'er. Learn these basic, well-used, Q-signals, and use them in your CB Radio communications.

Q - Signal

Meaning

QRG

Your exact frequency is ...

QRH

Your frequency varies.

QRI

Your transmission tone is (1-Good 2-Variable 3-Bad)

QRK

I read your signals (1-Bad 2-Poor 3-Fair 4-Good 5-Excellent)

QRM

I am being interferred with (man-made interference).

QRN

I am experiencing static (atmosphereic interference).

QRW

Tell ___ I am calling on ___ frequency.

QRY

Your turn is number ___.

QRZ

You're being called by ___.

QSA

The strength of your signlas is (1-Poor to 5-Very Good).

QSB

Your signals are fading.

QSK

I can hear you between my signals. Break in.

QSL

I am acknowledging receipt.

QSN

I did hear you on ___ frequency.

QSO

I can communicate with ___.

QSP

I will relay to ___.

QSX

I am listening to ___ on ___ frequency.

QSY

Change to another frequency.

QTH

My location is ___.

QTR

The time is ___.


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