International q code is an abbreviated way to exchange a great deal of information with a simple code. The q code consists of three-letter groups with each group having a specific meaning. I believe the qtc is used or could be used for verfication of the qso after the logs are turned in. If both stations record each others count, then you could say with confidence the qso occured since a decent copy would be necessray to record the numbers. What is a qtc? Some contests - notably the european hf dx contest - allow stations to exchange information about contacts they have made with other stations for additional points. These reports of contacts with other stations are known as qtcs. The world radiosport team championship (wrtc) is the olympics of amateur radio. The q-code is a standardised collection of three-letter codes that each start with the letter q. It is an operating signal initially developed for commercial radiotelegraph communication and later adopted by other radio services, especially amateur radio. To distinguish the use of a q-code transmitted as a question from the same q-code transmitted as a statement, operators either prefixed it. Q-signals are a system of radio shorthand as old as wireless and developed from even older telegraphy codes. The table below lists the most common q-signals used by hams.   qtc e-magazine amateur radio welcome pack 2 x 1 contest callsigns approved news. This new format is best viewed on tablets (ipad) or larger monitors. By using your browser, you get the magazine look and feel, embedded videos (thats right, embedded videos) and dynamic.   the radio amateur society of australia is pleased to announce the release of a new e-magazine for amateur radio in australia. The magazine, qtc, named after the q-code i have a message for you will be published every two months. Amateur radio q-code code question answer or statement qra what is the name of your station? The name of my station is. Qrg will you tell me my exact frequency? Your exact frequency is khz. Amateur radio operators use a subset of the full international q-code and they use it extensively still today. In many countries, learning this code is necessary to obtain a ham radio license the exact subset used may slightly vary from country to country.