B.    Lists of Signals According to the Nature of Questions, Answer or Advice

Abbreviation Question Answer or Advice
Name
QRA What is the name of your station? The name of my station is ...
Route
QRD Where are you bound for and where are you from? I am bound for ... from ...
Position
QRB How far approximately are you from my station? The approximate distance between our stations is ... nautical miles
(or kilometres).
QTH What is your position in latitude and longitude (or according to any, other indication)? My position is ... latitude, ... longitude
(or according to any other indication).
QTN At what time did you depart from ... (place)? I departed from ... (place) at ... hours.
Quality of Signals
QOF What is the commercial quality of my signals? The quality of your signals is ...

1. not commercial
2. marginally commercial
3. commercial.

QRI How is the tone of my transmission? The tone of your transmission is ...

1. good
2. variable
3. bad.

QRK What is the intelligibility of my signals (or those of ...)? The intelligibility of your signals (or those of ...) is ...

1. bad
2. poor
3. fair
4. good
5. excellent.

Strength of Signals
QRO Shall I increase transmitter power? Increase transmitter power.
QRP Shall I decrease transmitter power? Decrease transmitter power.
QSA What is the strength of my signals (or those of ...)? The strength of your signals
(or those of ...) is ...

1. scarcely perceptible
2. weak
3. fairly good
4. good
5. very good.

QSB Are my signals fading? Your signals are fading.
Keying
QRQ Shall I send faster? Send faster (... words per minute).
QRR Are you ready for automatic operation? I am ready for automatic operation. Send at ... words per minute.
QRS Shall I send more slowly? Send more slowly (... words per minute).
QSD Is my keying mutilated? Your keying is mutilated.
Interference
QRM Are you being interfered with? I am being Interfered with

  (1. nil
2. slightly
3. moderately
4. severely
5. extremely).

QRN Are you troubled by static? I am troubled by static

  (1. nil
2. slightly
3. moderately
4. severely
5. extremely).

Adjustment of Frequency
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.
QTS Will you send your call sign for tuning purposes or so that your frequency can be measured now (or at ... hours) on ... kHz (or MHz)? I will send my call sign for tuning purposes or so that my frequency may be measured now
(or at ... hours) on ... kHz (or MHz).
Choice of Frequency and/or Class of Emission
QOO Can you send on any working frequency? I can send on any working frequency.
QSN Did you hear me (or ... (call sign)) on ... kHz (or MHz)? I did hear you (or ... (call sign))
on ... kHz (or MHz).
QSS What working frequency will you use? I will use the working frequency ... kHz
(normally only the last three figures of the frequency need be given).
QSU Shall I send or reply on this frequency (or on ... kHz (or MHz)) (with emissions of class ...)? Send or reply on this frequency
(or on ... kHz (or MHz)) (with emissions of class ...).
QSV Shall I send a series of Vs on
this frequency (or ... kHz (or MHz))?
Send a series of Vs 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).
Change of Frequency
QSY Shall I change to transmission on another frequency? Change to transmission on another frequency
(or on ... kHz (or MHz)).
Establishing Communication
QOA Can you communicate by radiotelegraphy
(500 kHz)?
I can communicate by radiotelegraphy
(500 kHz).
QOB Can you communicate by radiotelephony
(2 182 kHz)?
I can communicate by radiotelephony
(2 182 kHz).
QOC Can you communicate by radiotelephony (channel 16 – frequency 156.80 MHz)? I can communicate by radiotelephony (channel 16 – frequency 156.80 MHz).
QOD Can you communicate with me in ...

0. Dutch 5. Italian
1. English 6. Japanese
2. French 7. Norwegian
3. German 8. Russian
4. Greek 9. Spanish?

I can communicate with you in ...

0. Dutch 5. Italian
1. English 6. Japanese
2. French 7. Norwegian
3. German 8. Russian
4. Greek 9. Spanish.

QOT Do you hear my call; what is the approximate delay in minutes before we may exchange traffic? I hear your call; the approximate delay is ... minutes.
QRL Are you busy? I am busy (or I am busy with ...).
Please do not interfere.
QRV Are you ready? I am ready.
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 Number ...
(or according to any other indication).

(Relates to communication.)

QRZ Who is calling me? You are being called by ...
(on ... kHz (or MHz)).
QSC Are you a cargo vessel? I am a cargo vessel.
QSR Shall I repeat the call on the calling frequency? Repeat your call on the calling frequency; did not hear you
(or have interference).
QTQ 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 Signals.
QUE Can you speak in ... (language), with interpreter if necessary; if so, on what frequencies? I can speak in ... (language) on ... kHz (or MHz).
Time
QTR What is the correct time? The correct time is ... hours.
QTU What are the hours during which your station is open? My station is open from ...
to ... hours.
Charges
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).
QSJ What is the charge to be collected to ... including your internal charge? The charge to be collected to ... including
my internal charge is ... francs.
Transit
QRW Shall I inform ... that you are calling him on ... kHz (or MHz)? Please inform ... that I am calling
him 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).
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 ...
Exchange of Correspondence
QOG How many tapes have you to send? I have ... tapes to send.
QOH Shall I send a phasing signal for ... seconds? Send a phasing signal for ... seconds.
QOI Shall I send my tape? Send your tape.
QRJ How many radiotelephone calls have you to book? I have ... radiotelephone calls to book.
QRU Have you anything for me? I have nothing for you.
QSG Shall I send ... telegrams at a time? Send ... telegrams at a time.
QSI . I have been unable to break in on your transmission.

or

Will you inform ... (call sign) that I have been unable to break in on his transmission (on ... kHz (or MHz)).

QSK Can you hear me between your signals and if so can I break in on your transmission? I can hear you between my signals;
break in on my transmission.
QSL Can you acknowledge receipt? I am acknowledging receipt.
QSM Shall I repeat the last telegram which I sent you (or some previous telegram)? Repeat the last telegram which you sent me
(or telegram(s) number(s) ...).
QSZ Shall I send each word or group more than once? Send each word or group twice (or ... times).
QTA Shall I cancel telegram number ...? Cancel telegram number ...
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 have you to send? I have ... telegrams for you (or for ...).
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).
Movement
QRE What is your estimated time of arrival at ... (or over ...) (place)? My estimated time of arrival at ...
(or over ...) (place) is ... hours.
QRF Are you returning to... (place)? I am returning to ... (place).

or

Return to ... (place).

QSH Are you able to home on your D/F equipment? I am able to home on my D/F equipment
(on station ...).
QTI* What is your TRUE course? My TRUE course is ... degrees.
QTJ* What is your speed?

(Requests the speed of a ship or aircraft through the water or air respectively.)

My speed ... is knots
(or ... kilometres per hour or ... statute miles per hour).

(Indicates the speed of a ship or aircraft through the water or air respectively.)

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 ... kilometres per hour or ... statute miles per hour).
QTL* What is your TRUE heading? My TRUE heading is ... degrees.
QTM* What is your MAGNETIC heading? My MAGNETIC 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).

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) at ... hours.

QUJ Will you indicate the TRUE track to reach you (or ...)? The TRUE track to reach me
(or ...) is ... degrees at ... hours.
QUN Will vessels in my immediate vicinity ...

or

(in the vicinity of ... latitude, ... longitude)

or

(in the vicinity of ...)              
please indicate their position, TRUE course and speed?

My position, TRUE course and speed are ...
Meteorology
QUB* Can you give me in the following order information concerning: the direction in degrees TRUE and speed of the surface wind, visibility, present weather; and amount, type and height of base of cloud above surface elevation at ... (place of observation)? Here is the information requested: ...

(The units used for speed and distances should be indicated.)

QUH* Will you give me the present barometric pressure at sea level? The present barometric pressure at sea
level is ... (units).
QUK Can you tell me the condition of the sea observed at ... (place or coordinates)? The sea at ... (place or coordinated)
is ...
QUL Can you tell me the swell observed at ... (place or coordinates)? The swell at ... (place or coordinates) is ...
QUX Do you have any navigational warnings or gale warnings in force? I have the following navigational warning(s) or gale warning(s) in force: ...
Radio Direction-Finding
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 D/F stations which you control? The position of your station according to the bearings taken by the D/F stations which I control was ... latitude, ... longitude
(or other indication of position), 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 send two dashes of ten seconds each followed by my call sign
(repeated ... times) (on ... kHz (or MHz)).

or

I have requested ... to send two dashes of ten seconds followed by his call sign
(repeated ... times) on ... kHz (or MHz).

Suspension of Work
QRT Shall I stop sending? Stop sending.
QUM May I resume normal working? Normal working may be resumed.
QUZ May I resume restricted working? Distress phase still in force; restricted working may be resumed.
Safety
QOE Have you received the safety signal sent by ...(name and/or call sign) ? I have received the safety signal sent by ... (name and/or call sign).
QUX Do you have any navigational warnings or gale warnings in force? I have the following navigational warning(s) or gale warning(s) in force: ...
Urgency
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.
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) at ... hours.

Distress
QOJ Will you listen on ... kHz (or MHz) for signals of emergency position-indicating radiobeacons? I am listening on ... (kHz or MHz) for signals of emergency position-indicating radiobeacons.
QOK Have you received the signals of an emergency positionindicating radiobeacon on ... kHz ( or MHz)? I have received the signals of an emergency positionindicating radiobeacon on ... kHz ( or MHz).
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.
QUM May I resume normal working? Normal working may be resumed.
QUZ May I resume restricted working? Distress phase still in force; restricted working may be resumed.
Search and Rescue
QSE* What is the estimated drift of the survival craft? The estimated drift of the survival craft is ... (figures and units).
QSF* Have you effected rescue? I have effected rescue and am proceeding to ... base
(with ... persons injured requiring ambulance).
QTD* What has the rescue vessel or rescue aircraft recovered? ... (identification) has recovered ...
1. ... (number) survivors
2. wreckage
3. ... (number) bodies.
QTW* What is the condition of survivors? Survivors are in ... condition and urgently need ...
QTY* Are you proceeding to the position of incident and if so when do you expect to arrive? I am proceeding to the position of incident and expect to arrive at ... hours
(on ... (date)).
QTZ* Are you continuing the search? I am continuing the search for ... (aircraft,
ship, survival craft, survivors or wreckage).
QUI Are your navigation lights working? My navigation lights are working.
QUN Will vessels in my immediate vicinity ...

or

(in the vicinity of ... latitude, ... longitude)

or

(in the vicinity 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 craft

in the vicinity of ... latitude, ... longitude (or according to any other indication)?

Please search for ...
1. aircraft
2. ship
3. survival craft

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 Shall I train my searchlight nearly vertical on a cloud, occulting if possible and, if your aircraft is seen, deflect the beam up wind and on the water (or land) to facilitate your landing? Please train your searchlight on a cloud, occulting if possible and, if my aircraft is seen or heard, deflect the beam up wind 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 ...

1. name or smoke float

2. sea marker

3. sea marker dye

4. ... (specify other marking).

QUU* Shall I home ship or aircraft to my position? Home ship or aircraft ... (call sign) ...

1. to your position by transmitting your call sign and long dashes on ... kHz (or MHz)

2. by transmitting on ... kHz (or MHz) TRUE track to reach you.

QUW* Are you in the search area designated as ... (designation or latitude and longitude) I am in the ... (designation) search area.
QUY* Is position of survival craft marked? Position of survival craft was marked at ...
hours by ...

1. flame or smoke float

2. sea marker

3. sea marker dye

4. ... (specify other marking).

QUZ May I resume restricted working? Distress phase still in force; restricted working may be resumed.
Identification
QTT . The identification signal which follows is superimposed on another transmission.

 


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