November 27, 2013

FCC Technician Exam Question Of The Day (T2B10)

Q) What is the "Q" signal used to indicate that you are receiving interference from other stations?

A) QRM


NJ2X Notes:
Q-signals are codes abbreviating a detailed question or answer.  The codes, as agreed upon by the International Telecommunication Union, are used worldwide on radiotelegraph.

Q-signal abbreviations are given the form of a question when followed by a question mark.  When an abbreviation is used as a question and is followed by additional or complementary information, the question mark should follow this information.

example:
QRZ? QRZ? - means, "who is calling?"
Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher