# The Q Code

Code Question Answer or message
QRG What is the exact frequency? The exact frequency is...
QRK What is the readability of my signals? The readability of your signals is: 1. Bad; 2. Fairly bad; 3. Reasonably good; 4. Good; 5. Excellent.
QRL Are you busy? Is the frequency in use? I am busy. The frequency is in use.
QRM Are you interfered with? I am interfered with. 1. I am not at all interfered with; 2. Slightly; 3. Moderately; 4. Strongly; 5. Very strongly.
QRN Are you bothered by atmospherics? I am bothered by atmospherics. 1. Not at all; 2. Slightly; 3. Moderately; 4. Strongly; 5. Very strongly.
QRO Should I increase power? Increase your power.
QRP Should I decrease my power? Decrease your power.
QRS Should I decrease my sending speed? Decrease your sending speed.
QRT Should I stop my transmission? Stop your transmission.
QRU Do you have anything for me? I have nothing for you.
QRV Are you ready? I am ready.
QRX When will you call me back? I will call you back at... Also: wait, standby
QRZ Who was calling me? You are called by...
QSA What is the strength of my signals? The strength of your signals is: 1. Bad; 2; Fairly bad; 3. Reasonably good; 4. Good; 5. Excellent.
QSB Is my signal fading? Your signal is fading.
QSL Can you confirm reception? I confirm reception.
QSO Can you make contact with... (me)? I can make contact with... (you).
QSX Can you listen on...? Listen on ...
QSY Shall I start transmitting on another frequency? Start transmitting on... Also: change frequency (to...)
QTC Do you have a message for me? I have a message for you.
QTH What is your location (latitude and longitude or by name of the location)? My location is ... latitude and ... longitude. or : my location is ...
QTR What is the exact time? The exact time is...