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Communications Center at USCG AUX Station Naples 

 

Some Helpful Information for VHF Radio Users 

Procedure Word (PROWORDS)

 

ALL AFTER

The portion of the message to which I have reference is all that which follows
 

ALL BEFORE

The portion of the message to which I have reference is all that which proceeds
 

BREAK

I hereby indicate the separation of the text from other portions of the message
 

CORRECT

You are correct or what you have transmitted is correct
 

CORRECTION

An error has been made in this transmission. Transmission will continue with the last word correctly transmitted. An error has been made in this transmission (or message indicated) The correct version is__________ That which follows is a corrected version answer to your request for verification.
 

DISREGARD THIS TRANSMISSION

This transmission is in error. Disregard it. (This proword shall not be used to cancel any message that has been completely transmitted and for which receipt or acknowledgment has been received.)
 

DO NOT ANSWER

Stations called are not to answer this call, receipt for this message, or otherwise to transmit in connection with this transmission. When this proword is employed, the transmission shall be ended with the proword "OUT
 

FIGURES

Numerals or numbers follow (Optional)
 

FROM

The originator of this message is indicated by address designation immediately following
 

GROUPS

This message contains the number of groups indicated.
 

INFO

The addressees immediately following are addressed for information
 

I READ BACK

The following is my response to your instructions to read back
 

I SAY AGAIN

I am repeating transmission or portion indicated
 

I SPELL

I spell the next word phonetically
 

I VERIFY

That which follows has been verified at your request and is repeated. (To be used as a reply to verify.)
 

MESSAGE

A message which requires recording is about to follow (Transmitted immediately after the call. )
 

MINIMIZE

Please limit your transmissions to essential traffic. Emergency operational traffic is in progress. MINIMIZE is imposed by Net Control or by the Incident Commander.
 

MINIMIZE LIFTED

Minimize is lifted by Net Control or by the Incident Commander
 

MORE TO FOLLOW

Transmitting station has additional traffic for the receiving station
 

OUT

This is the end of my transmission to you and no answer is required or expected. (Since OVER and OUT have opposite meanings, they are never used together
 

OVER

This is the end of my transmission to you and a response is necessary. Go ahead; transmit
 

READ BACK

Repeat this entire transmission back to me exactly as received.
 

RELAY (TO)

Transmit this message to all addresses (or addresses immediately following this proword). The address component is mandatory when this proword is used
 

REPEAT

Not used in normal traffic (This proword is used in US Army Artillery to request another artillery round be fired.)
 

ROGER

I have received your last transmission satisfactorily.
 

ROUTINE

Precedence ROUTINE. Reserved for all types of messages which are not of sufficient urgency to justify a higher precedence, but must be delivered to the addressee without delay.
 

SAY AGAIN

Repeat all of your last transmission. (Followed by identification date means "Repeat __________ (portion indication). "
 

SERVICE

The message that follows is a service message.
 

SPEAK SLOWER

Your transmission is at too fast a speed. Reduce speed of transmission
 

THIS IS

This transmission is from the station whose designator immediately follows
 

TIME

That which immediately follows is the time or date/time group of the message
 

TO

The addressee(s) immediately following is (are) addressed for action
 

UNKNOWN STATION

The identity of the station with whom I am attempting to establish communication is unknown.
 

VERIFY

Verify entire message (or portion indicated) with the originator and send correct version. (To be used only at the direction of the addressee to which the questioned message was directed.)
 

WAIT

I must pause for a few seconds.
 

WAIT OUT

I must pause for more than a few seconds.
 

WILCO

I have received your signal, understand it, and will comply. (To be used only by the addressee. Since the meaning of ROGER is included in that of WILCO, the two prowords are never used together.
 

WORD AFTER

The word of the message to which I have reference is that which follows.
 

WORD BEFORE

The word of the message to which I have reference is that which precedes.
 

WORDS TWICE

Communication is difficult. Transmit each phrase twice. This proword may be used as an order, request, or as information.
The Phonetic Alphabet

Letter

Phonetic Equivalent

Pronounced

A

Alpha

AL FAH

B

Bravo

BRAH VOH

C

Charlie

CHAR LEE or SHAR LEE

D

Delta

DELL TAH

E

Echo

ECK OH

F

Foxtrot

FOKS TROT

G

Golf

GOLF

H

Hotel

HOH TELL

I

India

IN DEE AH

J

Juliet

JEW LEE ETT

K

Kilo

KEY LOH

L

Lima

LEE MAH

M

Mike

MIKE

N

November

NO VEM BER

O

Oscar

OSS CAH

P

Papa

PAH PAH

Q

Quebec

KEH BEC

R

Romeo

ROW ME OH

S

Sierra

SEE AIR RAH

T

Tango

TANG GO

U

Uniform

YOU NEE FORM or OO NE FORM

V

Victor

VIK TAH

W

Whiskey

WISS KEY

X

Xray

ECKS RAY

Y

Yankee

YANG KEY

Z

Zulu

ZOO LOO


Pronunciation of Numbers

Numeral

Spoken As

Ø

ZE-RO

1

WUN

2

TOO

3

TREE

4

FOW-ER

5

FIFE

6

SIX

7

SEV-EN

8

AIT

9

NIN-ER