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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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"CQD" Distress Signal Adopted (1904)

"CQD" was one of the first Morse code distress signals adopted for radio use. The Marconi Marine Communication Company began using it in 1904, but by 1908, "CQD" had largely been supplanted by "SOS," a simpler code. Contrary to popular belief, "CQD" does not stand for "Come Quick, Danger" or "Come Quickly: Distress." Rather, it combines the call "CQ"—a general call to all stations stemming from the French word sécurité—with "D" for "distress." What was its most famous use? More...
IMcRout
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My favourite Q code was QSD, which the recipients did not enjoy. QLF may sound better, but it isn't.
Absurdicuss
Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 9:06:54 PM
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Sadly, the current most popular distress signal in the USA is WTF, which typifies the generally confused and astonished mind of the average low information sound bite acculturated American.

Wow, did that come across as mean?
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DUH - WTF - LOL.

QET?
IMcRout
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QOFs, altogether.
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 7:58:33 PM

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IMcRout wrote:
My favourite Q code was QSD, which the recipients did not enjoy. QLF may sound better, but it isn't.


The KLF do, however.
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