• Ham Radio History (B)

    From Daryl Stout@HURRICAN/THUNDER to All on Sat Mar 4 10:14:00 2017
    The Q Code

    The Q Code came into being internationally in 1912 to overcome the
    language problems involved in communications by radio among ships and
    shore stations of all countries. The original list of 50 adopted by international agreement in London contain many which are still familiar
    to amateur operators-QRN, QRM, QSO, the traffic operator's QRK, QSY and
    QRV -are now well past the half-century mark in continuous usage. QSL
    still has the official 1912 definition despite the changed informal
    usages it is subjected to in amateur parlance.

    The QN signals for amateur net operation were introduced in the late
    1930s by W1UE (now W4IA) to lighten the burdens of net control operators.

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