The CW Nets are a combination of ARRL CW Net only and International Q signals.
The nets also employ shortcuts.
For use only by the Net Control Station:
QNA – Answer in prearranged order.
QNB – Act as relay Between _____ and _____
QND – Net is Directed (controlled by net control station).
QNE – Entire net stand by.
QNK – Transmit message for _____ to _____
QNM – You are QRMing the net. Stand by.
QNQ – Move frequency to _____ and wait for _____ to finish handling traffic. Then send him traffic for _____
QNS – Following Stations are in the net. *(Follow with list.) Request list of stations in the net.
QNU – The net has traffic for you. Stand by.
QNV – Establish contact with _____ on this frequency. If successful, move to _____ and send him traffic for _____
QNY – Shift to another frequency (or to _____ kHz) to clear traffic with _____
For Use by all stations:
QNC – All net stations Copy. I have a message for all net stations.
QNF – Net is Free (not controlled).
QNG – Take over as net control station.
QNH – Your net frequency is High.
QNI – Net stations report In.*. I am reporting into the net. (Follow with a list or traffic or QRU).
QNJ – Can you copy me? Can you copy _____?
QNL – Your net frequency is Low.
QNN – Net control station is _____. What station has net control?
QNO – Station is leaving the net.
QNP – Unable to copy you. Unable to copy _____
QNR – Answer _____ and Receive traffic.
QNT – I request permission to leave the net for _____ minutes.
QNW – How do I route messages for _____?
QNX – You are excused from the net.* Request to be excused from the net.
QNZ – Zero beat your signal with mine.
QRS – Send slower
QRU – Have you anything for me? (Answer in negative)
QTC – How many messages have you to send?
Abbreviations, Prosigns, and Prowords:
A note about characters that have the bar over them – Characters with a bar above them are to be sent together as a single character.
For example AA (no spaces between the A’s) is not the same as AA. The pronoun AA is used to separate lines of address while AA (with a space between the A’s) means ALL AFTER.
AA – Used to separate the address portion of the message.
AR – End of message (end of record copy).
BT – Separation (break) between address and text; between text and signature
ARL – (Used with “check,” indicates use of ARRL numbered message in text).
DE – From; this is (preceding identification).
GE – Good Evening
TU – Thank You
SU or CU – See You
NW – Now
HR = here
AA – All After ____
AB – All Before _____
WA – Word After _____
WB – Word Before _____
BTN or BN – All between _____ and _____
CFM – Confirm
C – Yes
N – No
R – Roger (acknowledged, not to be confused with C or Yes)
NR = number
PBL = preamble
TXT = text
SIG = signature
AR B = End of message more to follow Might have number after ie. AR B1 or B2 etc. (one more to follow, 2 more to follow etc.)
AR N = End of message no more