of the Q-Signals
AMATEUR RADIO "Q-SIGNALS" FOR CW USE ONLY
According to and
From the AC6V website
What is the name of
your station? The name of my station is ___.
How far are you from my
station? I am ____ km from you station
Where are you bound and where are you coming from? I am bound ___
Will you tell me my
exact frequency? Your exact frequency is ___ kHz.
Does my frequency vary? Your frequency
How is the tone of my transmission?
The tone of your transmission is ___ (1-Good, 2-Variable, 3-Bad.)
Are you receiving me badly? I cannot
receive you, your signal is too weak.
What is the intelligibility of my
signals? The intelligibility of your signals is ___ (1-Bad, 2-Poor,
3-Fair, 4-Good, 5-Excellent.)
Are you busy? I am busy, please do not
Is my transmission being interfered
with? Your transmission is being interfered with ___ (1-Nil,
2-Slightly, 3-Moderately, 4-Severly, 5-Extremely.)
Are you troubled by static? I am
troubled by static ___ (1-5 as under QRM.)
Shall I increase power? Increase
Shall I decrease power? Decrease
Shall I send faster? Send faster (___
Are you ready for automatic operation?
I am ready for automatic operation. Send at ___ WPM.
Shall I send more slowly? Send more
slowly (___ WPM.)
Shall I stop sending? Stop sending.
Have you anything for me? I have
nothing for you.
Are you ready? I am ready.
Shall I inform ___ that you are
calling? Please inform ___ that I am calling.
When will you call me again? I will
call you again at ___ hours.
What is my turn? Your turn is numbered
Who is calling me? You are being
called by ___.
What 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.)
Are my signals fading? Your signals
Is my keying defective? Your keying is
Shall I send ___ messages at a time?
Send ___ messages at a time.
What 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
Can 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.
Can you acknowledge receipt? I am
Shall I repeat the last message which
I sent you? Repeat the last message.
Did you hear me on ___ kHz? I did hear
you on ___ kHz.
Can you communicate with ___ direct or
by relay? I can communicate with ___ direct (or by relay through
Will you relay to ___? I will relay to
Have you a doctor on board? (or is ___
on board?) I have a doctor on board (or ___ is on board.)
Shall I send or reply on this
frequency? Send a series of Vs on this frequency.
Shall I send a series of Vs on this
frequency? Send a series of Vs on this frequency.
Will you send on this frequency? I am
going to send on this frequency.
Shall I change to another frequency?
Change to another frequency.
Shall I send each word or group more
than once? Send each word or group twice (or ___ times.)
Shall I cancel message number ___?
Cancel message number ___.
Do 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.
How many messages have you to send? I
have ___ messages for you.
What is my true bearing from you? Your
true bearing from me is ___ degrees.
Will 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.
What is your location? My location is
What is your true track? My true track
is ___ degrees.
What is your speed? My speed is ___
What is your true heading? My true
heading is ___ degrees.
At what time did you depart from ___?
I departed from ___ at ___ hours.
Have you left dock (or port)? I have
left dock (or port).
Are you going to enter dock (or port)?
I am going to enter dock (or port.)
Can 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
What is the correct time? The time is
Will 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.
What are the hours during which your
station is open? My station is open from ___ hours to ___ hours.
Shall I stand guard for you on the
frequency of ___ kHz? Stand guard for me on the frequency of ___
Will you keep your station open for
further communication with me? I will keep my station open for
further communication with you.
QUA Have you news of ___? I have news of ___.
Can you give me information concerning visibility, height of clouds,
direction and velocity of ground wind at ___? Here is the
information you requested...
What is the number of the last message you received from me? The
number of the last message I received from you is ___.
Have you received the urgency signal sent by ___? I have received
the urgency signal sent by ___.
Have you received the distress signal sent by ___? I have received
the distress signal sent by ___.
Will you be forced to land? I am
forced to land immediately.
Will you give me the present barometric pressure? The present
barometric pressure is ___ (units).