Wilderness Emergency Medical Services Institute


"Q" Signals

Comprehensive Listing of Q Signals

This totally exhaustive list comes to us from Bob Brodkin, WA6TBH, a fellow ham. Bob lives in Ontario, CA, and has many other interesting items on his web site. Thanks, Bob, for graciously allowing WEMSI to mirror your list.


The Q-code is a list of signals abbreviating a detailed question or answer. The code, as agreed upon by the International Telecommunication Union, is used worldwide on radiotelegraph.

The meanings assigned to the Q-code abbreviations may be amplified or completed by the addition of other groups, call signs, place names, figures, numbers, etc. It is optional to fill in the blanks shown in parenthesis. Any data which is used to replace the blanks shall be sent in the same order as shown in the text of the following tables.

Q-code abbreviations are given the form of a question when followed by a question mark. When an abbreviation is used as a question and is followed by additional or complementary information, the question mark should follow this information.


The operating signals (Op Sigs) contained in this document are: The "Q" Code; these are the signals prescribed for international use.

They are contained in Appendix 9 to the Radio Regulations Annex to the International Telecommunications Convention (Atlantic City) 1947, for blocks QRA to QUZ inclusive, and in ICAO publications Dec 6100-COM/504/1 for blocks QAA to QNZ inclusive.

These international signals are prescribed for use on all types of communications, military and non-military.


Note: "Q" Signals indicated in RED are of special interest to Hams

[ A ] [ B ] [ C ] [ D ] [ E ] [ F ] [ G ] [ H ] [ I ] [ J ] [ K ] [ L ] [ M ] [ N ] [ O ] [ P ] [ Q ] [ R ] [ S ] [ T ] [ U ] [ V ] [ W ] [ X ] [ Y ] [ Z ]

"Q" Signal

Question ?

Answer, Advise, or Order

"A"

QAB May I have clearance? You are cleared.
QAF Will you advise me when you are at (place)? I am at (place).
QAG   Arrange your flight in order to arrive at (place) at ... hours OR I am arranging my flight....
QAH What is your height above ... I am at .... height above (place)
QAI What is the essential traffic? The essential traffic is...
QAK Is there any risk of collision? There is risk of collision.
QAL Are you going to land at (place)? I am going to land at (place) OR You may land at (place)
QAM What is the latest available meteorological observation for (place)? Meteorological obs for (place) at (hours) is as follows
QAN What is the surface wind direction and speed at (place)? The surface wind direction and speed at (place) at (hours) is ...
QAO What is the wind direction in degrees TRUE and speed at (position)? The wind direction and speed at (position) at (place) is....
QAP Shall I listen for you (or for ...) on .. (khz..Mhz)? Listen for me (or for...) on (khz..Mhz)
QAQ Am I near a prohibited area? Yes you are 1) near 2) flying over.. a prohibited area
QAR May I stop listening on the watch frequency for ... minutes? Yes you may stop...
QAV Are you able to home on your DF equipment? I am homing on my DF equipment on ... station
QAW   I am about to carry out overshoot procedure
QAY Will you advise me when you pass (passed) (place) bearing 090 (270) degrees relative to your heading? I passed ... (place)bearing ... degrees relative to my heading at ... hours
QAZ Are you experiencing difficulties through flying in a storm? I am experiencing communications difficulties through flying in a storm.

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QBA What is the horizontal visibility at (place)? The horizontal visibility at (place) at ...hours is...
QBB What is the amount, the type and height above official aerodrome elevation of the cloud base of the significant cloud at (place)? The amount, the type and height above official aerodrome elevation of the cloud base of the significant cloud at (place) at (hours) is ...
QBC Report meteorological conditions as observed from your aircraft at .. (position) at ... hours The conditions are ....
QBD How much fuel have you remaining (expressed in hours/mins) Fuel remaining is ...
QBE   I am about to wind in my antenna
QBF Are you flying in a cloud? I am flying in a cloud and at ... height above ...
QBG Are you flying above cloud? I am flying above cloud and at ... height above ...
QBH Are you flying below cloud? I am flying below cloud and at ... height above ...
QBI Is your flight under IFR compulsory? Flight is under IFR compulsory.
QBJ What is the amount, the type and height above ... of the top of the cloud at ...? The amount, the type and height above ... of the top of the cloud at ... is ...
QBK Are you flying with no cloud in your vicinity? I am flying with no cloud in my vicinity.
QBM Has ... sent a message for me? Here is the message sent by ... at ... hours.
QBN Are you flying between two layers of cloud? I am flying between two layers of cloud and at ...height above ...
QBO What is the nearest aerodrome at which flight under VFR is permissible and which would be suitable for my landing? Flying under VFR is permissible at ... which would be suitable for your landing.
QBP Are you flying in and out of cloud? I am flying in and out of cloud and at ... height above ...
QBS   Ascend (or descend) to ... height above ... before encountering IFR weather conditions or if visibility falls below ... and advise.
QBT How far along the runway, from the approach end, can the observer at the runway threshold see the runway lights which will be operating for my landing at (place)? At ... hours the observer at the threshold of runway number ... could see the runway lights in operation for you landing at a distance of ... from the approach end.
QBV Have you reached the .... height above .... ? I have reached the ... height above ...
QBX Have you left the ... height above? I have left the ... height above ...
QBZ Report your flying conditions in relation to clouds The report to QBZ ? is given by the appropriate answer form of signals QBF, QBG, QBH, QBK, QBN and QBP.

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QCA May I change from ... to ...height above ...? You may change from ... to ... height above ...
QCB   Delay is being caused by ... 1) your transmitting out of turn 2) Your slowness in answering 3) lack of your reply to my ...
QCE When may I expect approach clearance? Expect approach clearance at ... hours OR No delay expected.
QCF   Delay indefinite. Expect approach clearance not later than ... hours
QCH May I taxi to ... (place)? Cleared to taxi to ... (place)
QCS   My reception on ... frequency has broken down.
QCX What is your full call sign? My full call sign is ... OR Use your full call sign until further notice
QCY   I am working on a trailing aerial OR Work on a trailing aerial

"D"

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QDB Have you sent message... to ...? I have sent message ... to ...
QDF What is your D-Value at ... (position)? My D-Value at ... (position) at ... height above 1013.2 millibars is ... D-Value (+/-)
QDL Do you intend to ask me for a series of bearings? I intend to ask you for a series of bearings
QDM Will you indicate the MAGNETIC heading for me to steer towards you (or ...) with no wind? The MAGNETIC heading for you to steer to reach me (or ...) with now wind was ... degrees at ... (hours)
QDP Will you accept control (or responsibility) of (for) ... now or at ... hours? I will accept control (or responsibility) of (for) ... now or at ... hours
QDR What is my MAGNETIC bearing from you (or from ...)? Your MAGNETIC bearing from me (or from ...) was ... degrees at ... (hours).
QDT Are you flying in VFR weather conditions? I am flying in VFR weather conditions OR Fly at all times in VFR weather conditions.
QDU   I am altering my flight plan to VFR
QDV Are you flying in a horizontal visibility of less than ...? I am flying an a horizontal visibility of less than ...

"E"

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QEA May I cross the runway ahead of me? You may cross the runway ahead of you
QEB May I turn at the intersection? Taxi as follows at the intersection ... (straight ahead DRT turn left LEFT turn right RITE).
QEC May I make a 180-degree turn and return down the runway? You may make a 180-degree turn and return down the runway
QED Shall I follow the pilot vehicle? Follow the pilot vehicle
QEF Have I reached my parking area or Have you reached your parking area You have reached your parking area or I have reached my parking area
QEG May I leave the parking area or Have you left the parking area? You may leave the parking area or I have left the parking area
QEH May I move to the holding position for runway number ... ? or Have you moved to the holding position for runway number ...? Cleared to the holding position for runway number ... or I have moved to the holding position for runway number ...
QEJ May I assume position for take-off? Or Have you assumed position for take-off? Cleared to hold at take-off position for runway number ... or I am assuming take-off position for runway number ... and am holding.
QEK Are you ready for immediate take-off? I am ready for immediate take-off.
QEL May I take-off (and make a ... hand turn after take-off.)? You are cleared to take-off (turn as follows after take-off ...).
QEM What is the condition of the landing surface at ... (place)? The condition of the landing surface at ... (place) is ..
QEN Shall I hold my position? Hold your position
QEO Shall I clear the runway (or landing area)? or Have you cleared the runway (or landing area)? Clear the runway (or landing area) or I have cleared the runway (or landing area)
QES Is a right-hand circuit in force at ... (place)? A right-hand circuit is in force at .. (place).

"F"

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QFA What is the meteorological forecast for ... (flight, route, section of route or zone) for the period ... hours until ... hours? The meteorological forecast for ... (flight, route, section of route or zone) for the period ... hours until ... hours is ...
QFB   The ...
1) approach
2) runway
3) approach and runway
lights are out of order
QFC What is the amount, the type and the height above ... of the base of the cloud at ... (place) At ... (place) the base of the cloud is ...eighths ... type at ... (figures and units) height above ... (datum)
QFD 1) Is the ... visual beacon at ... (place) in operation?
2) Will you switch on the ... visual beacon at ... (place)?
3) Will you extinguish the aerodrome visual beacon at ... (place) until I have landed?
1) The ... visual beacon at ... (place) is in operation
2) I will extinguish the aerodrome visual beacon at ... (place) until your landing is completed
QFE At ... (place) what is the present atmospheric pressure converted to station level in accordance with meteorological practice? At ... (place) the atmospheric pressure converted to station level in accordance with meteorological practice is (or was determined at ... hours to be) ... tenths of millibars.
QFF At ... (place) what is the present atmospheric pressure converted to mean sea level in accordance with meteorological practice? At ... (place) the atmospheric pressure converted to mean sea level in accordance with meteorological practice is (or was determined at ... hours to be) ... tenths of millibars.
QFG Am I overhead? You are overhead
QFH May I descend below the clouds? You may descend below the clouds
QFI Are the aerodrome lights lit? The aerodrome lights are lit . Or, please light the aerodrome lights
QFL Will you send up pyrotechnical lights? I will send up pyrotechnical lights
QFM What height above ... (datum) ...
1) should I maintain?
2) are you maintaining?
3) do you intend cruising at?
1) Maintain (or fly at) ... (figures and units) height above ... (datum)
2) I am maintaining ... (figures and units) height above ... (datum)
3) I intend cruising at ... (figures and units) height above ... (datum)
QFO May I land immediately? You may land immediately
QFP Will you give me the latest information concerning ... facility at ... (place)? The latest information concerning ... facility at ... (place) is as follows ...
QFQ Are the approach and runway lights lit? The approach and runway lights are lit, or, Please light the approach and runway lights
QFR Does my landing gear appear damaged? Your landing gear appears damaged
QFS Is the radio facility at ... in operation? The radio facility at ... is in operation
QFT Between what height above ... has ice formation been observed at ... (position or zone)? Ice formation has been observed at ... (position or zone) in the type of ... and with an accretion rate of ... between .. and ... heights above ... (datum)
QFU What is the magnetic direction (or number) of the runway to be used The magnetic direction (or number) of the runway to be used is ...
QFV Are the floodlights switched on? The floodlights are on, or, Please switch the floodlights on
QFW What is the length of the runway in use in ... (units) The length of runway ... now in use is ... (figures and units)
QFX   I am working (or going to work) on a fixed aerial, or, Work on a fixed aerial
QFY Please report the present meteorological landing conditions at ... (place) The present meteorological landing conditions at ... (place) are ...
Note -- When given in Q Code the information is sent in the following sequence: QAN, QBA, QNY, QBB, QNH and/or QFE and, if necessary, QMU, QNT, QBJ.
QFZ What is the aerodrome meteorological forecast for ... (place) for the period ... hours until ... hours? The aerodrome meteorological forecast for ... (place) for the period ... hours until ... hours is ...

"G"

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QGC   There are obstructions to the ... of ... runway
QGD Are there on my track any obstructions whose elevation equals or exceeds my altitude? There are obstructions on your track ... (figures and units) height above ... (datum)
QGE What is my distance to your station (or to ...)? Your distance to my station (or to ...) is ... (distance figures and units)
QGH May I land using ... (procedure or facility)? You may land using ... (procedure or facility)
QGK What track should I make good? Or, What track are you making good? Make good a track from ... (place) on ... degrees ... (true or magnetic). Or, I am making good a track from ... (place) on ... degrees ... (true or magnetic).
QGL May I enter the ... (control area or zone) at ... (place)? You may enter the ... (control area or zone) at ... (place)
QGM   Leave the ... (control area or zone)
QGN May I be cleared to land at ... (place)? You are cleared to land at ... (place)
QGO   Landing is prohibited at ... (place)
QGP What is my number for landing? You are number ... to land
QGQ May I hold at ... place? Hold at ... (place) at ... (figures and units) height above ... (datum) and await orders.
QGT   Fly for ... minutes on a heading what will enable you to maintain a track reciprocal to your present one.
QGU   Fly for ... minutes on a magnetic heading of ... degrees
QGV Do you see me? or Can you see the aerodrome? or Can you see ... (aircraft)? I see you at ... (cardinal or quadrantal point of direction). Or I can see the aerodrome, Or, I can see ... (aircraft)
QGW Does my landing gear appear to be down and in place? Your landing gear appears to be down and in place
QGZ   Hold on ... direction of ... facility

"H"

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QHE Will you inform me when you are on ... leg of approach? I am on
1) cross-wind leg)
2) down-wind leg) ... of approach.
3) base leg)
4) final leg)
QHG May I enter traffic circuit at ... (figures and units) height above ... (datum). Cleared to enter traffic circuit at ... (figures and units) height above ... (datum).
QHH Are you making an emergency landing? I am making an emergency landing. OR Emergency landing being made at ... (place) All aircraft below ... (figures and units) height above ... (datum) and within a distance of ... (figures and units) leave ... (place or headings).
QHI Are you (or is ... )
1) waterborne?
2) on land?
I am (or ... is )
1) waterborne.
2) on land.
QHQ May I make a ... approach at ... (place)? or Are you making a ... approach? You may make a ... approach at ... (place). Or I am making a ... approach.
QHZ Shall I circle the aerodrome (or go around) ? Circle the aerodrome (or go around)>

"I"

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QIC May I establish communication with ... radio station on ... khz (or ... mhz.) now (or at ... hours)? Establish communication with ... radio station on ... khz. (or mhz.) now (or at ...hours).
QIF What frequency is ... using? ... is using ... khz (or ... mhz.).

"J"

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QJA Is my ...
1) tape) reversed?
2) mark and space)
Your ...
1) tape)is reversed
2) mark and space)
QJB Will you use ...
1) radio?
2) cable?
3) telegraph?
4) teletypewriter?
5) telephone?
6) receiver?
7) transmitter?
8) reperforator?
I will use ...
1) radio
2) cable
3) telegraph
4) teletypewriter
5) telephone
6) receiver
7) transmitter
8) reperforator
QJC Will you check your ...
1) transmitter distributor?
2) auto-head?
3) perforator?
4) reperforator?
5) printer?
6) printer motor?
7) keyboard?
8) antenna system?
I will check my ...
1) transmitter distributor
2) auto-head
3) perforator
4) reperforator
5) printer
6) printer motor
7) keyboard
8) antenna system
QJD Am I transmitting ...
1) in letters?
2) in figures?
You are transmitting ...
1) in letters
2) in figures.
QJE Is my frequency shift ...
1) too wide?
2) too narrow?
3) correct?
Your frequency shift is ...
1) too wide.
2) too narrow
3) correct.
QJF   My signal as checked by monitor ... is satisfactory ...
1) locally.
2) as radiated.
QJG Shall I revert to automatic relay? Revert to automatic relay
QJH Shall I run ...
1) my test tape?
2) a test sentence?
Run ...
1) your test tape.
2) a test sentence.
QJI Will you transmit a continuous ...
1) mark?
2) space?
I am transmitting ...
1) a mark
2) a space.
QJK Are you receiving ...
1) a continuous mark ?
2) a continuous space?
3) a mark bias?
4) a space bias?
I am receiving ...
1) a continuous mark.
2) a continuous space.
3) a mark bias.
4) a space bias.

"K"

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QKA   I have effected rescue and am proceeding to ... base (with ... persons injured requiring ambulance).
QKC   The sea conditions at ... (position)
1) permit alighting but not take-off.
2) render alighting extremely hazardous.
QKN Aircraft plotted (believed to be you) in position ... on track ... degrees at ... hours.  

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QLB Will you monitor ... station and report reqarding range, quality, etc.? I have monitored ... station and report (briefly) as follows ...
QLH Will you use simultaneous keying on ... frequency and .. frequency? I will now key simultaneously on ... frequency and ... frequency.
QLV Is the ... radio facility still required? The ... radio facility is still required.

"M"

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QMH   Shift to transmit and receive on ... khz. (or ... mhz.); if communication is not established within 5 minutes, revert to present frequency.
QMI Report the vertical distribution of cloud at ... (position or zone) as observed from your aircraft. The vertical distribution of cloud as observed from my aircraft at ... hours at ... (position or zone) is :
Example: QMI 1400 11 2 CU 1000 FT 2500 FT 6 SC 6000 FT 10000 FT 5 AC 13000 FT 14000 FT MER
QMU What is the surface temperature at ... (place) and what is the dew point temperature at that place? The surface temperature at ... (place) at ... hours is ... degrees and the dew point temperature at that time and place is ... degrees.
QMW At ... (position or zone) what is (are) the height(s) above ... (datum) of the zero centigrade isotherm(s)? At ... (position or zone) zero centigrade isotherm(s) is (are) at ... (figures and units) height above ... (datum).
QMX What is the air temperature at ... (position or zone) at ... (hours) at the ... (figures and units) height above ... (datum)? At ... (position or zone) at ... (hours) the air temperature is ... (degrees and units) at ... (figures and units) height above ... (datum).
NOTE: -- Aircraft reporting QMX information will transmit the temperature figures as corrected for airspeed.
QMZ Have you any amendments to the flight forecast in respect of section of route yet to be traversed? The following amendment(s) should be made to the flight forecast ...
(If no amendments, signal QMZ NIL)

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QNE What indication will my altimeter give on landing at ... (place) at ... (hours), my sub-scale being set to 1013.2 millibars (29.92 inches)? On landing at ... (place) at ... (hours), with your sub-scale being set to 1013.2 millibars (29.92 inches), your altimeter will indicate ... (figures and units).
QNH What should I set on the sub-scale of my altimeter so that the instrument would indicate my elevation if I were on the ground at your station? If you set the sub-scale of your altimeter to read ... tenths of millibars (or hundredths of and inch*), the instrument would indicate your elevation if you were on the ground at my station at ... (hours).
*Note: -- When the setting is given in hundredths of and inch the abbreviation INS is used to identify the units.
QNI Between what heights above ... (datum) has turbulence been observed at ... (position or zone)? Turblence has been observed at ... (position or zone) with an intensity of ... between ... (figures and units) and ... (figures and units) heights above ... (datum).
QNO   I am not equipped to give the information (or provide the facility) requested.
QNR   I am approaching my point of no return
QNT What is the maximum gust speed of the surface wind at ... (place)? The maximum gust speed of the surface wind at ... (place) at ... (hours) is ... (speed figures and units).
QNY What is the present weather and the intensity thereof at ... (place, position or zone)? The present weather and intensity thereof at ... (place, position or zone) at ... (hours) is ... (duststorm, sandstorm, rain, snow, hail, thunderstorm, etc.).

"O" "P" "Q"
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"R"

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QRA What is the name of your station? The name of my station is ...
QRB How far approximately are you from my station? The approximate distance between our stations is ... nautical miles (or kilometers).
QRC By what private enterprise (or State Administration) are the accounts for charges for your station settled? The accounts for charges of my station are settled by the private enterprise ... (or State Administration)
QRD Where are you bound and where are you from? I am bound for ... from ...
QRE What is your estimated time of arrival at ... (place)? My estimated time of arrival at ... (place) is ... (hours)
QRF Are you returning to ... (place)? I am returning to ... (place) or Return to ... (place)
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).
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 Are you being interfered with? I am being interfered with.
QRN Are you troubled by static? I am troubled by static.
QRO Shall I increase power?
Aeronautical Note: - - Relates to communication
Increase power
Aeronautical Note: - - Relates to communication
QRP Shall I decrease power?
Aeronautical Note: - - Relates to communication
Decrease power
Aeronautical Note: - - Relates to communication
QRQ Shall I send faster? Send faster (... wpm)
QRR Are you ready for automatic operation? I am ready for automatic operations, Send at ... words per minute.
QRS Shall I send more slowly? Send more slowly (... wpm)
QRT Shall I stop sending? Stop sending
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 When will you call me again? I will call you again at ... (hours) on ... khz (or Mhz)
QRY What is my turn?
(relates to communication)
Your turn is No. ... (or according to any other indication).
QRZ Who is calling me? You are being called by ... on ... khz (or Mhz)

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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.
QSC Are you a cargo vessel? I am a cargo vessel
QSD Is my keying defective? Your keying is defective.
QSG Shall I send ... telegrams (messages) at a time? Send ... telegrams (messages) at a time
QSI   I have been unable to break in on your transmission. Or .. Will you inform ... (callsign) that I have been unable to break in on his transmission on ... khz (or Mhz.)
QSJ What is the charge to be collected per word to ... including your internal telegraph charge? The charge to be collected per word to ... including my internal telegraph charge is ... francs.
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 to ... free of charge? I will relay to .. free of charge.
QSQ Have you a doctor on board (or is ... (name of person ) on board))? I have a doctor on board (or ... (name of person) is on board)
QSU Shall I send or reply on this frequency (or on ... khz (Mhz)) (with emissions of class ...)? Send or reply on this frequency or(or on ... khz (Mhz)) (with emissions of class ...)
QSV Shall I send a series of V's on this frequency (or ... khz (or Mhz))? Send a series of V's on this frequency (or ... khz (or Mhz))
QSW Will you send on this frequency (or on ... khz (or Mhz)) (with emissions of class ...)? I am going to send on this frequency (or on ... khz (or Mhz)) (with emissions of class ...)
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).

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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.
QTB 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.
QTC How many telegrams (messages) have you to send? I have ... telegrams (messages) for you (or for ...).
QTE What is my true bearing from you? Or What is my true bearing from ... (call sign)? Or What is the true bearing of ...(call sign) from ...(call sign)? Your true bearing from me is ... degrees (at ... hours). Or Your true bearing from...(call sign) was ...degrees (at...hours). Or The true bearing of ...(call sign) from ...(call sign) was ... degrees (at ...hours).
QTF Will you give me the position of my station according to the bearings taken by the direction-finding stations which you control? The position of your station according to the bearings taken by the direction-finding stations which I control was ... latitude, ... longitude, class... at... hours.
QTG Will you send two dashes of ten seconds each followed by your call sign (repeated ... times) (on ... khz (or Mhz))? Or Will you request ... to send two dashes of ten seconds followed by his call sign (repeated ... times) (on ... khz (or Mhz))? I am going to (or I have requested ... to) send two dashes of ten seconds followed by call sign (repeated ... times) (on ... khz (or Mhz))
QTH What is your position in latitude and longitude (or according to any other indication)? My position is ... latitude...longitude
QTI What is your true track? My true track is ...degrees
QTJ What is your speed? My speed is ...knots (or miles per hour)
QTK What is the speed of your aircraft in relation to the surface of the earth? The speed of my aircraft in relation to the surface of the earth is ...knots (or miles per hour)
QTL What is your true heading (true course with not wind)? My true heading is ...degrees
QTN At what time did you depart from... (place)? I departed from ...(place) at ... (hours)
QTO Have you left dock (or port)? Or Are you airborne? I have left dock (or port) Or I am airborne
QTP Are you going to enter dock (or port)?
Or Are you going to alight (or land)?
I am going to enter dock (or port).
Or I am going to alight (or land)
QTQ Can you communicate with my station by means of the International Codes of Signals? I am going to communicate with your station by means of the International Codes of Signals
QTR What is the correct time? The correct time is ... hours
QTS Will you send your call sign for ... minutes(s) now (or at ... hours) (on ... khz (or Mhz)) so that your frequency may be measured? I will send my call sign for ... minutes(s) now (or at ... hours) (on ... khz (or Mhz)) so that my frequency may be measured.
QTU What are the hours during which your station is open? My station is open from ... to ... hours.
QTV Shall I stand guard for you on the frequency of ...khz (or Mhz) (from ... to ... hours)? Stand guard for me on the frequency of ...khz (or Mhz) (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)

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QUA Have you news of ... (call sign)? Here is news of ...(call sign).
QUB Can you give me, in the following order, information concerning: visibility, height of clouds, directions and velocity of ground wind at ... (place of observation)? Here is the information requested...
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
QUG Will you be forced to alight (or land)? I am forced to alight (or land) immediately. Or I shall be forced to alight (or land) at ... (position or place)
QUH Will you give me the present barometric pressure at sea level? The present barometric pressure at sea level is ...(units).
QUI Are your navigation light working? My navigation lights are working
QUJ Will you indicate the true course for me to steer towards you (or ...) with no wind? The true course for you to steer towards me (or ...) with no wind is ... degrees at ... hours
QUK can you tell me the condition of the sea observed at ...(place or coordinates)? The sea at ... (place or coordinates) is ...
QUL Can you tell me the swell observed at (place or coordinates)? The swell observed at ... (place or coordinates) is ...
QUM Is the distress traffic ended? The distress traffic is ended
QUN Will the vessels in my immediate vicinity (or in the vicinity of ... latitude...longitude) (or of ...) please indicate their position, true course and speed? My position, true course and speed are ...
QUO Shall I search for ...(1. aircraft;
2. Ship;
3. Survival aircraft;)
in the vicinity of ... latitude ... longitude (or according to any other indication)?
Please search for ...(1. aircraft;
2. Ship;
3. Survival aircraft;)
in the vicinity of ... latitude ... longitude (or according to any other indication)
QUP Will you indicate your position by
(1. Searchlight; 2. Black smoke trail; 3.Pyrotechnic lights.)?
My position is indicated by
(1. Searchlight; 2. Black smoke trail; 3.Pyrotechnic lights.)
QUQ Shal I train my searchlight nearly vertical on a cloud, occulting if possible and, if your aircraft is seen, deflect the beam upwind and on the water (or land) to facilitate your landing? Please train your searchlight nearly vertical on a cloud, occulting if possible and, if my aircraft is seen, deflect the beam upwind and on the water (or land) to facilitate my landing .
QUR Have survivors ... (1. Received survival equipment; 2. Been picked up by rescue vessel; 3. Been reached by ground rescue party.)? Survivors .. (1. Are in possession of survival equipment dropped by ...; 2. Have been picked up by rescue vessel; 3. Have been reached by ground rescue party.).
QUS Have you sighted survivors or wreckage? If so, in what position? Have sighted... (1. Survivors in water; 2. Survivors on rafts; 3. Wreckage.) in position... latitude...longitude (or according to any other indication).
QUT Is position of incident marked? Position of incident is marked (by ...)
QUU Shall I home ship or aircraft to my position? Home ship or aircraft (1. ... (call sign) to your position by transmitting your call sign and long dashes on ... Khz (or Mhz); 2. ... (call sign) by transmitting on ... Khz (or Mhz) courses to steer to reach you. )
QUV What is my magnetic bearing from you (or from ...)? Your magnetic bearing from me (or from ...) was ... degrees at ... hours.
QUX Will you indicate the magnetic course for me to steer towards you (or ...) with no wind? The magnetic course for you to steer to reach me (or ...) with no wind was ... degrees at ... hours.

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