New Q-signals for Old Farts

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”.

And finally:

QKX: How do I power-up my KX3? The KX3 hasn’t been released yet.



  4 comments for “New Q-signals for Old Farts

  1. June 5, 2011 at 9:57 am

    There were complaints and it was pulled from QRZ? Some people have no sense of humor!

    • June 5, 2011 at 10:04 am

      Yep, it’s amazing how easily some people feign offense. And how quickly others are to accomodate them.

  2. Elwood Downey, WB0OEW
    June 8, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    I don’t get the humor, they all seem perfectly useful to me.

  3. Dan, KA3ZOF
    June 19, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I suppose this eclectic group out of Maryland should be banned?

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