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Q codes serve as a standardized communication code, consisting of three letters starting with the letter "Q". There are many Q codes, and a comprehensive overview of them can be found on various ham resources such as above (here is a more detailed one). Don't try and immediately memorize these, they can be confusing. Consider printing out a cheat sheet to be able to quickly reference them.

The ham radio licensing exam tests on a few of the commonly used Q codes.

Two specific Q codes deal with the issue of interference:

Another useful Q code is QSY, which stands for "Change Frequency." This code is used to communicate that you are switching to a different frequency. You can remember this code because the word "frequency" ends with the letter "Y".

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