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QVA-QZZ Codes Used by CWB

As a statement, sent as is. As a question or query, preceded with INT or "?"
Note: this list is still under development and is thus only tentative and subject to frequent change and thus is as of yet unofficial.

Q Code Statement INT Query
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QVB The power source for my station is: 1. Mains power, 2. Battery power (endurance …hours), 3. Generator power (endurance … hours), 4. Solar power (endurance … hours) 5. Other (endurance … hours) What is the power source for your station?
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QVE Transmissions are not secure/are being monitored. Transmit encrypted message traffic only [using 1. Manual encryption 1 (pre-arranged); 2. Manual encryption 2 (pre-arranged); 3. Other system (pre-arranged); 4. On-line encryption] Shall I encrypt my message traffic? Or Which encryption system should I use?
QVF Status of landline telephone here is (1=unavailable, network is down; 2=available (on number …); 3=available elsewhere if required (on number…) What is the status of your landline telephone access or availability?
QVG Status of environment here is 1=good, 2=variable or uncertain, 3=poor What is the status of the environment there?
QVH The status of my shelter (house) is: 1=safe, secure, 2=uncertain, 3=unsafe, insecure. What is the status of your shelter (house)?
QVI Status of Internet availability here is unavailable (or 1=unavailable, 2=unreliable, 3=available) What is the status of your Internet availability?
QVJ I can only just hear your signals -
QVK All (Communicators Without Borders) stations listening here, please acknowledge by sending your callsign once. -
QVL The status of my vehicle is 1=good, 2=uncertain or unreliable, 3=poor. What is the status of your vehicle?
QVM Status of mobile phone availability here is: 1=unavailable, 2=unreliable or partly available with some networks operational or available via others nearby (on number …), 3=available (on number…). What is the status of mobile phone availability or network?
QVN I have heard nothing, no response to my calls. Have you heard anything?
QVO Transmit: 1= Urgent messages only, 2=Urgent or Priority messages, 3=all traffic. Shall I transmit priority messages only and hold all others?
QVP I am running on low power. (Optional: 1=Unable to increase due to power supply, 2=using minimal required power to conserve batteries but can increase if necessary, 3=unable to increase due to transmitter limitation.) Are you running on low power?
QVQ Send more quickly when possible, but adapting to conditions Shall I send more quickly when possible, adapting to conditions?
QVR Send R after each correctly received word, otherwise send ?. If I don't hear the response, I send ?. If I hear ? I repeat least word. Shall I send R after each correctly received word and ? after any incorrectly received word?
QVS Send more slowly when required, adapting to conditions Shall I send more slowly as required, to adapt to conditions?
QVT Send a long continuous dash prior to calling or sending. (1 = now) Shall I send a long continuous dash prior to calling or sending (or 1=now)?
QVU The quality of communication station reliability here is (1 barely usable, 2 poor, 3 average, 4 good, 5 excellent) considering power, redundancy, points of failure, environment What is the quality of reliability of your communications station considering power, redundancy, points of failure, environment etc?
QVV Send a series of V until I interrupt you. Shall I send a series of V until you interrupt me?
QVW Status of Health of those at my exact location is 1=unknown, 2=poor, 3=undecided, 4=sufficient, 5=without issues What is the status of health of those at your exact location?
QVX Status of Food, Health, Communications, Electric Power, Shelter at my exact location is (give five digits in a row for each of the preceding, with ratings as follows: 1=unknown, 2=poor, 3=undecided, 4=adequate, 5 normal) What is the status at your exact location of Food, Health, Communications, Electric Power, Shelter?
QVY Vary your transmit frequency to evade jamming/interference (1 = by going to alternative unannounced frequencies same band, 2 = by varying your frequency constantly slightly up and down around current frequency, 3 = by going to alternative unannounced frequencies other bands. Shall I vary my transmit frequency to avoid jamming/interference?
QVZ Making use of QV-QZ codes. Please have QV-QZ codes handy. Are you able to make use of QV-QZ codes?
QWA Awaiting local area observations. Are you expecting to receive local area observations?
QWB I am running on battery(ies) with limited supply (or estimated endurance of … hours). Are you running on battery(ies)? If so, what is the estimated endurance?
QWC Send your Call Sign from time to time and/or when available (or every … minutes). Shall I send my callsign from time to time and/or when available?
QWD There is an event in progress, please deploy, monitor and assist as required. (Severity: 1 training, 2 minor, 3 significant impact on health and welfare, 4=major with risk of loss of life, 5=extreme disaster with loss of life, in area …). Is there an event in progress?
QWE Send a series of 16 dits 4 double dits and another 16 dits to attact attention prior to calling or sending. Shall I send a series of 16 dits 4 double dits and another 16 dits to attact attention prior to calling or sending?
QWF My working frequencies (or bands) are … (kHz or MHz) What are your working frequencies (or bands)?
QWG Please go through various codes/options/questions/statements, I will acknowledge correct one (or respond with C for yes, N for no). Do you want me to suggest various codes/options/questions/statements, and you acknowledge correct one?
QWH Shift your frequency slightly higher (or up by … kHz) Shall I shift my frequency higher (or up by … kHz) ?
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QWJ This station (or …) is equipped for the following mode(s): 1=CW, 2=SSB, 3=Data, 4=Pactor, 5=?… Whiich modes is your station (or that of …) equipped for?
QWK The status of food supply and stocks here is 1=good, 2=unreliable, 3=poor What is the status of food supply and stocks there?
QWL Shift your frequency slightly lower (or down by … kHz) Shall I shift my frequency lower (or down by … kHz) ?
QWM My radio will be unattended (for … minutes) May I leave my radio unattended for [minutes/a short time]?
QWN I am suffering wideband noise (severity 1=none to 5=severe) Are you suffering from wideband noise?
QWO Someone is going out to survey and observe area (and provide SITREP at … time or in … minutes) Do you wish me to send someone out to survey and observe area?
QWP My observer has returned from survey or observation of the local area [1. Nothing to report; 2. SITREP to follow (in … minutes or at … time)] Has your observer returned from surveying or observing the local area?
QWQ The competence and experience of … (or the radio operator at this station) in message handling and emergency nets and procedures here is 1 = fully qualified, 2 = in training, 3 = untrained and inexperienced
QWR Your signals are weak but readable -
QWS Your signals are strong and readable -
QWT Send each word twice Shall I send each word twice?
QWU Your signals are weak and unreadable -
QWV Your signals are weak or variable and readable only at times -
QWW Maintain loudspeaker watch (1= on this frequency, 2 = according to agreed schedule) (or until … time or for … minutes/hours). [see also QWZ] Shall I maintain loudspeaker watch? [See also QWZ]
QWX Please monitor for weather reports in my area (or in …) Shall I monitor for weather reports in your area (or in …)?
QWY Go to prearranged channel or band (…) Can you go to prearranged channel or band (…) ?
QWZ I will maintain speaker watch. [see also QWW] Can you maintain speaker watch? [See also QWW]
QXA Disaster type is: 0=Hostile action (0A=Conventional weapons, 0B=Biological weapons, 0C=Chemical weapons, 0I=Cyber attack, 0N=Nuclear/EMP, 0T=Terrorism, 0X=Other hostile action), 1=Geophysical (1E=Earthquake, 1L=Landslide, 1M=Mass Movement, 1V=Volcanic Activity), 2=Meteorological (2F=Fog, 2H=Hailstorm, 2S=Severe Thunderstorm, 2T=Tornado, 2X=Extreme Temperatures), 3=Hydrological (3C=Coastal Erosion, 3F=Flood, 3L=Landslide), 4=Climatological (4D=Drought, 4F=Freezing, 4G=Glacial Lake Outburst, 4H=Heatwave, 4W=Wildfire), 5=biological (5E=Epidemic, 5I=Insect Infestation, 5A=Animal Accident), 6=extraterrestrial (6I=Impact, 6S=Space Weather, 6U=Unknown), 7=industrial (7C=Collapse, 7E=Explosion, 7F=Fire, 7G=Gas leak, 7P=Poisoning, 7R=Radiation, 7O=Other, 7S=Chemical Spill), 8=transport accident 8A=Air, 8R=Road, 8T=Rail, 8W=Water), 9=miscellaneous accident (9C=Collapse, 9E=Explosion, 9F=Fire, 9O=Other). What type is the disaster?
QXB My station is within the impact area of the current event. I am: 1. Able to assist and maintain communications for … hours or until … time; 2. Not able to assist and will have to close down now (or at … time); 3. Attempting to leave the area and may require assistance; Enact the emergency communications plan immediately (or at … time); Is your station within the impact area of the current event?
QXC Enact the emergency communications plan immediately (or at … time) Shall I enact the emergency communications plan immediately (or at … time)
QXD The emergency communications plan has been enacted. Cease normal traffic procedures immediately. Has the emergency communications plan been enacted?
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QXF I have not received or could not successfully decrypt your encrypted message traffic (number…) because: 1. There was an error in transmission/reception; 2. You used an incorrect or expired encryption key; 3. You used an incorrect or unknown cipher system; 4. I do not have the correct/current key; 5. Other/unknown cause Did you receive and successfully decrypt my encrypted message traffic (number…)?
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QXH I am taking measures to protect my/my station’s identity by: 1. Using tactical callsigns without my assigned callsign; 2. Using encrypted callsigns; 3. Other (pre-arranged) Will you take measures to protect your/your station’s identity?
QXI Take measures to protect your/your station’s identity by: 1. Using tactical callsigns without your assigned callsign; 2. Using encrypted callsigns; 3. Other (pre-arranged) Should I take measures to protect my/my station’s identity?
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QXL The security risk to life here is: 1=dangerous, 2=poor, 3=average, 4=good, 5=very good. What is the security risk to life there?
QXM The situation at your location is becoming dangerous/untenable. Close down and leave your location immediately (or at … time) The situation here is becoming dangerous/untenable. May I close down and leave this location immediately (or at … time)?
QXN The situation here has become too dangerous to remain. I am closing down and leaving this location immediately. Are you closing down and leaving your location now due to the dangerous situation?
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QXS The security situation here is: 1=dangerous, 2=unsafe, 3=safe with care/vigilance, 4=safe, 5=very secure. What is the security situation there?
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QXU An Engineering net has been established (on … frequency/mode at … time) Has an Engineering net been established?
QXV A Logistics net has been established (on … frequency/mode at … time) Has a Logistics net been established?
QXW A Health & Welfare net has been established (on … frequency/mode at … time) Has a Health & Welfare net been established?
QXY A secondary working frequency (… frequency/mode) is in use. Request permission from NCS if you wish to use it. Is a secondary working frequency in use?
QXZ You may use the secondary working frequency now (or at … time). May I use the secondary working frequency now (or at … time)?
QYA The general status here is 1=normal, 2=variable or uncertain, 3=abnormal What is the general status there?
QYB To preserve battery power I will 1=switch on every hour on the hour (UTC), 2=every 2 hours on the even hour, 3=every half hour, 4 = every 4 hours at 00Z, 04Z, 08Z etc, 5=every hour on the half hour (UTC), 6=every six hours, 7=every quarter hour, 8=every eight hours at 00Z, 08Z, 16Z, 9=every odd UTC hour on the hour, 0=every 24 hours at: …UTC) from between 1 to 3 minutes, ideally on receive only.
QYC Mains power is available and I am using it. Or 1. Mains power is not available. 2. Mains power is available but I am not using it. Do you have mains power available?
QYD Main electricity power grid is: down. (or: 1 = up and normal. 2= unavailable but expected to return soon. 3 = Intermittent. 4 = not expected to return or be available soon. 5 = permanently unavailable) What is the status of your mains electricity supply, or that of the area?
QVE Expected time or duration (of mentioned event, may be used with QYD or others) is … [hours/days] What is the expected time or duration of … (event)?
QYE There are emergency service personnel present at this location (1=police, 2=fire, 3=medical, 4=state emergency services, 5=all required services are present, 6=police required, 7=fire fighters required, 8=medics required, 9=other (or unknown) services are present) Are there any emergency services personnel at your location and if so how many (and which service(s)?
QYF The flooding general status here is currently: 0=no flood, 1=minor flood, 2=moderate flood, 3=major flood What is the flooding general status there currently?
QYG The security risk to property here is 1=dangerous, 2=poor, 3=average, 4=good, 5=very good. What is the security risk to property there?
QYH The status of shelters (homes) in this area is: 1=Safe, secure, 2=uncertain, 3=unsafe, insecure. What is the status of your shelters (homes) in that area?
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QYK The status of food supply and stocks in this area is 1=good, 2=unreliable, 3=poor
QYL The status of vehicles in this area is 1=good, 2=uncertain or unreliable, 3=poor (0=Endurance: … hours) What is the status of vehicles in that area?
QYM The status of (wo)man power here is 1=good, 2=uncertain or average, 3=poor. What is the current status of (wo)man power there in terms of assistance/availability/support to CWB operators/operation?
QYN The current security status of this immediate neighbourhood (or of …) is 1=good, 2=uncertain or unreliable, 3=poor, hostile or unsafe. What is the current security status of your immediate neighbourhood (or of …)?
QYO Send someone out to survey and observe area (and provide SITREP at … time or in … minutes) Are you able to send someone out to survey and observe area?
QYP The wind general status here is currently 1=good, 2=variable, 3=poor What is the wind general status there currently?
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QYR The rain general status here is currently 1=good (little or no rain), 2=variable, 3=poor (heavy rain) What is the rain general status there currently?
QYS … (number) of survivors has been located and their condition is (1=excellent, 2=good, 3=mixed, 4=poor, 5=critical) how many survivors have you located and what is their condition?
QYT The temperature status here is currently 1=comfortable, 2=uncomfortable but safe, 3=severe What is the temperature status there currently?
QYU The risk to life, personal security and security of property here (or at…) is, in that order [followed by three digits each of which: 1=minor, 2=moderate, 3=major, 4=severe, 5=catastrophic] What is the risk to life, personal security and security of property here (or at…)?
QYV The condition of the Vehicles, Property and Equipment, (Wo)Manpower readiness in this area (or at …) in that order is [followed by three digits each of which 1=destroyed or non-existent, 2=poor, 3=unknown or undetermined, 4=somewhat impacted, 5=good or normal] What is the status of Vehicles, Property and Equipment, (Wo)Manpower availability in that area (or at …)?
QYW The impact/status of Wind, Water/Flooding, Temperature in this area (or at …) in that order is [followed by three digits each of which: 1=minor, 2=moderate, 3=major, 4=severe, 5=catastrophic] What is the status of each of the following in that area (or at …): Wind, Rain/Flooding, Temperature?
QYX The status of Medical provision, Food and Water and Shelter in this area (or at …) in that order is [followed by three digits each of which 1=none existent, 2=poor, 3=unknown or undetermined, 4=below normal, 5=good or normal] What is the status of each of the following in that area (or at …) on a scale of 1 to 5 with five being best: Medical provision, Food and Water, Shelter?
QYY The status of Transport, Clothing and Personal Security in this area (or at …) in that order is [followed by three digits each of which 1=none existent, 2=poor, 3=unknown or undetermined, 4=below normal, 5=good or normal] What is the status of each of Transport, Clothing and Personal Security in that area (or at …) ?
QYZ The status/availability of landline telephone communications, mobile phone communications and internet connection in this area (or at…) in that order is [followed by three digits each of which 1=non existent, 2=poor, 3=unknown or undetermined, 4=below normal, 5=good or normal] What is the status/availability of landline telephone communications, mobile phone communications and internet connection in that area (or at…)?
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QZE Check your Email inbox. Can I send you an Email now? Answer C (YES) or NO
QZF I have … digital Files for you (initiate file transfer mode) Are you able to receive digital files?
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QZN Nuclear fallout in this area is 1=none, 2=low, 3=unknown, 4=high, 5=extremely high Are you experiencing nuclear fallout and how bad is it (if known)?
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QZP Total (trusted) persons in this location are (number of persons) How many (trusted) persons are at that location?
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QZX Closing down until further notice (or until…). Are you closing down?
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QZZ Going to sleep until futher notice (or until … or for … hours) When will you be going to sleep?
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