Q signals

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by KB4MNG, Aug 29, 2015.

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  1. KE4HTS

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    I have not seen the Z codes outside of military circles.

    Often we would send INT ZBZ when bringing up a circuit. The normal response from us or to us was 5s or 5ers. It either worked or it didn't. Basically it was to confirm that the circuit was working, and the crypo (if used) was properly configured.

    I liked ZBM2 if there a particularly bad user on the net.
     
  2. M6GYU

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    Yes - there isn't a Q code equivalent or as unsubtle as that one!!

    Dave
     
  3. WA7DU

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    Amateur radio amateurs have a bad habit of distorting or mis-using things...everything from the Phillips Code and Q-codes to the English language itself. The best thing you could do is to NOT join the mayhem.
     
  4. K8JD

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    My thought is you can put a lot more B.S. in voice comms than in CW ! :D
     
  5. K7KBN

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    "Destinated" is the one that used to get me. Maybe they were actually QTHed.
     
  6. N8AFT

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    I'll always spell out OHIO just for you JD, hi. 73
     
  7. W5BIB

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    Don't confuse him !!! He doesn't like "mayhem"...:eek::p
     
  8. N8AFT

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    I may mayhem or may not mayhem, today or in May!
     
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  9. N0NB

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    I see the Wikipedia page confirms that QRX is now used as "Please standby". Some other Web references do not show it having that contemporary definition.
     
  10. KQ0J

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    QRJ > Headed to the bathroom.
     

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