Jargon

HAM “Jargon” Game

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Phonetic Alphabet

Have you ever been talking on the phone and couldn’t hear what letter someone was saying? “C?!?!?! No B, as in Boy” The use of Boy was a sort of the phonetic alphabet. However, in order to make it even easier, HAMs use a standardized set of words in place of common letters. The standard …

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Q Signals

Most Q Signals are used both as a statement (ie “Understand”) and as a question (ie “Understand?”). To determine which one someone intends, listen to the context and where it is in a sentence. Code Meaning CQ All Call (Seek You) QSL “Copy” or “Understand”. Also a Confirmed Contact. QRL “Frequency in Use” QRM “Interference” …

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