A recent article on eHam called for the creation of some new Q-signals to accomodate the ongoing graying of the hobby. Complaints followed and the article was pulled…
…but not before I snagged it and got permission to re-post.
QGM: Are you operating golf cart mobile? I am operating golf cart mobile.
QBW: Do you think Betty White is hot? I think Betty White is hot.
QBP: How many or stints do you have? I have ___ stints.
QDF: Does your defibrillator zap you on key-down? Mydefibrillator zaps me on key-down.
QDN: Are you wearing dentures? I am wearing dentures.
QGC: How many grandchildren do you have? I have ___ grandchildren.
QID: What kind of incontinent diapers do you use? I use ___ diapers for incontinence.
QLO: Do you know what LOL (or IMHO, ROFL, etc.) stands for? ___ stands for ___.
QLW: Do you watch Lawrence Welk reruns? I watch Lawrence Welk reruns.
QOT: Are you an Old Timer and were you licensed before no-code licensing? I am an Old Timer and I was licensed before no-code licensing.
QPG: Was that QRM or did you just pass gas? No, that was QRM.
QPJ: Do you drink prune juice? I drink prune juice.
QPP: Do you need to take a bio-break? I need to take a bio-break.
QRX: What medications are you taking? I am taking the following medications ____ .
QSS: Have you gotten your social security check? I have received my social security check.
QVC: Do you know how to program your VCR? I can program my VCR.
QON: Do you remember your own name without looking it up? I remember my own name without looking it up.
QWS: Who sent last? I think I sent last.
QFA: Are you asleep – do I need to resend? I fell asleep, please resend.
QCS: Is ____ your call or mine? _____ is your call.
QWK: Are you living with your kids? I am living with my kids.
QED: Do you have erectile dysfunction? I have erectile dysfunction.
QCZ: Do you have a card from The Canal Zone? I have a card from The Canal Zone.
QTL: Do you know who Timothy Leary was? I know who Timothy Leary was.
QEC: Have you ever sat in the engine compartment to fix your car? I sat in the engine compartment to fix my car.
QFC: Did you take your tests at an FCC field office? took my tests at an FCC field office.
QPH: Are you enjoying poor health? QPH – I am enjoying poor health.
QVC: Do you prefer Viagra or Cialis? I prefer _____.
QLK: Do you want to know all about my liver or all about my kidney(s)? I want to know all about your ______.
QHC: Do you say “megahertz” or “megacycles”? I say “megacycles”.
QKX: How do I power-up my KX3? The KX3 hasn’t been released yet.