In the world of radio communication, there are more than 50 Q codes, thankfully in amateur radio, we have around 40 Q-codes. As a ham operator, it’s always desirable if you learn and use it effectively whenever required on air.
if you know more than 10 amateur radio q-codes, you may skip reading this article. Otherwise, you feel a little rusty, Brush up your Q-codes!
Here’s Top 10 Q Codes every ham operator should know to use effectively on air
- QTH – What is your location? My location is ____ ( You say ‘QTH’ instead of the word ‘location’)
- QSO – When two stations have successful heard and received each other. Its called a QSO. It’s the q-code for the word ‘conversation’.
- QRL – Is the frequency busy? The frequency is busy. Please do not interfere.
- QRM – Short for the word ‘interference’. Eg: I am receiving QRM from other stations.
- QSB – Short for signal fading. Eg: Station _____ You are QSB intermittently.
- QRT – Shall I stop sending or transmitting? Stop sending or transmitting.
- QSL – Did you receive and understand? Received and understood.
- QSX – I am listening on ___ kHz. QSK 7070 Khz
- QRO – Should I increase my transmission power?
- QRP – Shall I decrease my transmission power?
Did I missed anything? Drop a comment!