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  1. #1
    KD6WAG Guest


    Being brand new to HF, I'm starting to get some qsl cards. #On the cards, there are some boxes that the sender checks off.

    What do these abbreviated boxes mean? :

    "QSL" "PSE" and "TNX"

    I know what "qsl" means as far as a Q-code is concerned, but what does it #represent as a "check-off" on a qso card? #As for #"PSE" and "TNX" ?#I have no idea what those abbreviations stand for.

    Thank you from a "newb" HF guy.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Bremerton, WA


    PSE = Please
    TNX = Thanks

    If the guy who sent you the card checked the "PSE" box, he's saying "Please send me your QSL".

    If he checked "TNX", it means you already sent him your QSL and he's thanking you.
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  3. #3


    Please and Thanks.

    Please means he would like a card.

    Thanks means he already received your card.
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  4. #4
    KD6WAG Guest


    Thank you both,,,,,,,,,

    I appreciate the reply.


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Fairfax County, Virginia


    PSE and TNX are actually abbreviations commonly used in CW QSOs and QSL is, obviously, a Q-codes. Although these are intended for CW usage, they do sometimes crop up in voice contacts or you may see them used in other contexts such as internet posts.

    For future reference, here's a link to a comprehensive list of CW abbreviations and Q-codes:

    ac6v CW aids page

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