- 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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Contemporary Examples of cq
I'd like a gal from Oil Daily to ask energy questions, and a guy who covers health policy for CQ to ask health questions.Commission on Debates: Do Something!
October 12, 2012
The CQ Politics report echoed and clarified a Time magazine story that circulated in October 2006.
The Harman matter emerged in an explosive piece published yesterday by CQ.
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- telegraphy telephony a symbol transmitted by an amateur radio operator requesting two-way communication with any other amateur radio operator listening
- military charge of quarters