American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Code letters used at the beginning of radio messages intended for all receivers.
- abbr. call to quarters
- n. General call; Calling all stations.
- Australia Central Queensland
- Canada Knight of the National Order of Quebec
- From French sécurité. It is often (incorrectly) believed to come from English seek you. (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“If you hear me calling CQ give me a shout, but please dont step on a station being worked.”
“Shortly thereafter, I heard him calling CQ DX with no answers.”
“The Sierra Club will also be running a full-page advertisement in CQ, The Hill, Politico, Roll Call, and the National Journal’s Congress Daily AM tomorrow that mocks the “coalition to kill clean energy jobs” as “tall tales from Washington lobbyists.””
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“Typically when I visit I see a few dozen foreigners and there are probably more than a hundred young Anglophillic english teachers over in CQ.”
“It was quite normal procedure to call CQ on one's crystal frequency, say 14,076 KHz and then go over and start combing the band from 14,000 for replies.”
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