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Author Topic: Q Codes, Z Codes and Battery Life  (Read 518 times)

swxx

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Q Codes, Z Codes and Battery Life
« on: August 23, 2017, 03:53:41 AM »
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Re: Q Codes, Z Codes and Battery Life
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 04:59:16 AM »
Not a bad idea... I only know a handful of Q codes, shame on me, but we can of course print them out!

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Re: Q Codes, Z Codes and Battery Life
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 06:03:00 AM »

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Re: Q Codes, Z Codes and Battery Life
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 09:17:43 AM »
I view things from the standpoint of a person with a crappy memory for details and too busy to deeply immerse myself in anything these days.  Given that, the simpler the better for me.  I'm definitely not going to learn a new set of Q-codes now.  But if there was a long term SHTF situation, long enough that we had time to get organized and establish nets, already having a set of prepper specific Q-codes would be handy.

Q codes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q_code
I've never seen that list of aeronautical Q-codes before.  It's a way too long for any mere mortal to remember(QAA - QNZ).  Besides, it has some conflicts with codes I was taught by an OM.  For instance:

QFT:  Please send with other foot.
QLF:  Please send with left foot
QAK:  There's a duck on my antenna.
QFO:  Go away (F-off)
QTF:  I have a question (variation on WTF)
88:    Two fat ladies

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Re: Q Codes, Z Codes and Battery Life
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2017, 09:26:40 PM »
Here are a couple :

QPP : I will be away from the key for a two minute break.


QBM : I will be 5-10 minutes away from the key.


QOOOPS!  Never mind.
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Re: Q Codes, Z Codes and Battery Life
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 04:41:30 PM »
I love RadioRay and cockpitbobs Q-Codes - I can't see myself forgetting QPP in a hurry  ;D

SOS has two less well known cousins in radiotelegraphy - XXX and TTT.

XXX is the equivalent to PAN PAN - it's an urgent/important message (you can still hear this in use of HF by Russian military CW stations)
TTT  is the morse equivalent to a SÚcuritÚ voice message - it's a safety message/advisory

They're easy to remember and useful, but eh, unfortunately I think a lot of people would get the wrong idea if you started calling XXX on the ham bands!