GB> Re: [BoatAnchors] "Q" signals for use of antique rigs?

Roderick M. Fitz-Randolph w5hvv at AENEAS.NET
Tue May 5 11:23:18 EDT 1998

>   (BTW, the mil Z-sig ZBA means "cause of delay is _____."  It sort of
>applies, if we take QBA to be similar.  Stick with the Q-sig--lest you
>receive a reply from a South African comm'l station! <grin>  My favorite
>Z-sig is ZAO: "Can't understand voice. Use telegraphy."  H'mmm, wonder if
>W9ZAO is taken?  And ZAB could be useful: "Your speed key improperly
>adjusted." Not that we ever hear *that* on the bands).
>   73,
>   --Bobbi
Bobbi, when I was handling CW traffic from Ascension Island as AFE83 back
up to Patrick AFB (AFE70) and was also bringing the old obsolete DC-4s
over from Recife, Brazil back in 1956-57, we used to use Z-codes.  I've
got a few good stories to tell about the use of the one that stands for,
"Place a competent operator on the circuit".  If my ancient memory cells
work anymore, I recall it was ZBJ.... not sure tho.

Do you (or anyone else) know where we can get a complete set of the Z-codes?

Rod, N5HV
w5hvv at

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