CQ


Radio. a signal sent at the beginning of radiograms conveying general information or sent by an amateur as an invitation for any other amateur to reply.
Military. charge of quarters.

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CQ

noun

telegraphy telephony a symbol transmitted by an amateur radio operator requesting two-way communication with any other amateur radio operator listening

abbreviation for

military charge of quarters
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