Practice and use proper voice techniques Speak clearly and slowly!Speak clearly and slowly! Avoid extremes of pitchAvoid extremes of pitch Be NaturalBe Natural Use standard pronunciationUse standard pronunciation Keep 2 distance from MICKeep 2 distance from MIC Watch noise from surrounding areaWatch noise from surrounding area Keep messages brief and to the pointKeep messages brief and to the point With long message, pause occasionallyWith long message, pause occasionally Dont press-to-talk until ready to talkDont press-to-talk until ready to talk Dont engage mouth until brain is in gearDont engage mouth until brain is in gear
Use proper Pro-Words: OVER End of Transmission (Reply Expected) OUT End of Transmission (No Reply Expected) ROGER Message Received ( YES ) SAY AGAINIf You Need Something Repeated. NEVER Use The Word REPEAT. MESSAGE FOLLOWS Get Ready to Write WAIT I Must Pause a Few Seconds WAIT OUT I Must Pause Longer I SPELLFIGURES NEGATIVE NO THIS IS Your Station Identification BREAK Separation of Sections of a Message
Always end each transmission with either: OVER If a response is expected or if communication is to continue or; OUT If the communication is to be ended. NEVER use OVER and OUT together!! ALWAYS say OVER to STATION A.C., C.M., or Net Control if they originated the call Never OUT !
Letter Phonetic A ALFA B BRAVO C CHARLIE D DELTA E ECHO F FOXTROT G GOLF H HOTEL I INDIA J JULIETT K KILO L LIMA M MIKE N NOVEMBER O OSCAR P PAPA Q QUEBEC R ROMEO S SIERRA T TANGO U UNIFORM Letter Phonetic V VICTOR W WHISKEY X XRAY Y YANKEE Z ZULU # Spoken 1 WUN 2 TOO 3 TREE 4 FOW-ER 5 FIFE 6 SIX 7 SEV-UN 8 AIT 9 NIN-ER 0 ZE-RO EXAMPLES 12A9B "FIGURES - ONE TWO ALFA NINER BRAVO" TS67R "I SPELL - TANGO SIERRA SIX SEVEN ROMEO" 081400Z JUN 08 TIME - ZERO EIGHT ONE FOUR ZERO ZERO ZULU JUNE ZERO EIGHT RADIOTELEPHONE HANDBOOK COMDTINST M2300.7A
SIGNAL REPORT -- YES RADIO CHECK -- NO Improper Question--- Improper Question--- Anybody With a Radio Check Anybody With a Radio Check Improper Answer--- Improper Answer--- 5 by 5 Good Buddy – Oh! The Check Is In The Mail 5 by 5 Good Buddy – Oh! The Check Is In The Mail PROPER Question--- PROPER Question--- How Do You Hear This Station How Do You Hear This Station PROPER Answer--- PROPER Answer--- I Hear You Loud and Clear I Hear You Loud and Clear I Hear You Weak But Readable I Hear You Weak But Readable I Hear You Loud But Distorted I Hear You Loud But Distorted You Are Very Weak And Unreadable You Are Very Weak And Unreadable
Begin each new contact by fully identifying the intended recipient and yourself (the caller). Repeat recipient and caller identifiers two or three times and include the VHF channel identification: CALL Coast Guard Station Atlantic City....Coast Guard Atlantic City....Coast Guard Atlantic City This is Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel 191301... Auxiliary Vessel 191301....channel two one alpha … Over ANSWER Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel 191301 This is Coast Guard Station Atlantic City Over After contact is established abbreviated call and answer identifiers may be used: CALL Station. AC..Aux 301.... (message)...Over ANSWER Aux 301.... Station....(message) Over
Types of messages when on patrol: o Getting underway # of POB Current location Intended patrol route Comms schedule o Position and Ops report Ops description o normal, towing, training, etc. Position o Ocean Lat/Lon o North Bound ICWday board or buoy # o Securing from operations! Position, i.e., home dock Request permission to secure from patrol