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2015-G2C: CW operating procedures and procedural signals; Q signals and common abbreviations: full break in

2015-G2C01: Which of the following describes full break-in telegraphy (QSK)?

Transmitting stations can receive between code characters and elements

Breaking stations send the Morse code prosign BK

Automatic keyers are used to send Morse code instead of hand keys

An operator must activate a manual send/receive switch before and after every transmission

2015-G2C02: What should you do if a CW station sends "QRS"?

Send slower

Change frequency

Increase your power

Repeat everything twice

2015-G2C03: What does it mean when a CW operator sends "KN" at the end of a transmission?

Listening only for a specific station or stations

Listening for novice stations

Operating full break-in

Closing station now

2015-G2C04: What does the Q signal "QRL?" mean?

"Are you busy?", or "Is this frequency in use?"

"Will you keep the frequency clear?"

"Are you operating full break-in" or "Can you operate full break-in?"

"Are you listening only for a specific station?"

2015-G2C05: What is the best speed to use when answering a CQ in Morse code?

The speed at which the CQ was sent

The fastest speed at which you are comfortable copying

A slow speed until contact is established

At the standard calling speed of 5 wpm

2015-G2C06: What does the term "zero beat" mean in CW operation?

Matching your transmit frequency to the frequency of a received signal

Matching the speed of the transmitting station

Operating split to avoid interference on frequency

Sending without error

2015-G2C07: When sending CW, what does a "C" mean when added to the RST report?

Chirpy or unstable signal

Report was read from an S meter rather than estimated

100 percent copy

Key clicks

2015-G2C08: What prosign is sent to indicate the end of a formal message when using CW?





2015-G2C09: What does the Q signal "QSL" mean?

I acknowledge receipt

Send slower

We have already confirmed by card

We have worked before

2015-G2C10: What does the Q signal "QRN" mean?

I am troubled by static

Send more slowly

Zero beat my signal

Stop sending

2015-G2C11: What does the Q signal "QRV" mean?

I am ready to receive messages

You are sending too fast

There is interference on the frequency

I am quitting for the day

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