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Perform Voice Communications

 
CONDITIONS

Given a secure net, with no authentication required. Each member of the net receives- 

1. One operational radio set, warmed up and set to the net frequency. 

2. A 5-inch by 8-inch call sign information card with the following information written on it: 

     a. Duty position (S1 or S2).

     b. A message to transmit.

     c. Net call sign (a letter-number-letter combination) and suffixes.

 

     E3E-Net call sign

     E46-Suffix for net control station (NCS)

     E39-Suffix for S1

     E13-Suffix for S2

 

Note:  Each net member must have a different suffix and message. The task may have as many net members as there are sets of equipment available.

STANDARDS

Enter a radio net, send a message, and leave a radio net. Use the proper call signs, call sign sequence, prowords, and phonetic alphabet and numerals. Perform all steps correctly.

TRAINING AND EVALUATION
Training Information Outline

1. Enter the net. 

     a. Determine the abbreviated call sign and answering sequence for your duty position. 

     b. Respond to the NCS issuing a net call (Figure 5-1). 

     c. Answer in alphanumeric sequence.

 

Note:  The NCS acknowledges; the net is open.

 

Figure 5-1. Example response to a net call. 

 

NCS:

 

Echo tree echo this is echo fow-er six-over

 

S2:

 

Echo fow-er six this is echo wun tree-over

 

S1:

 

Echo fow-er six this is echo tree niner-over

 

NCS:

 

Echo tree echo this is echo fow-er six- roger out

 

2. Send a message. 

a.   Listen to make sure the net is clear. Do not interrupt ongoing communications. 

     b. Call the NCS and tell the operator the priority of the message you have for their station. 

Note:  The NCS responds that they are ready to receive. 

     c. Send your message using the correct prowords. Pronounce letters and numbers correctly (Figures 5-2 through 5-7). 

     d. Get a receipt for the message. 

Note:  The NCS calls to issue you a close-down order. 

3. After receiving a call from the NCS to close down the net, answer them and leave the net in alphanumeric sequence. 

Note:  The NCS acknowledges and the net is closed.

 

 Figure 5-2.  Alphabetical list of common prowords.

Proword Explanation
All after I refer to all of the message that follows . . .
All before I refer to all of the message that precedes 
Break I now separate the text from other parts of the message.
Correction There is an error in this transmission. Transmission will continue with the last word correctly transmitted.
Groups This message contains the number of groups indicated by the numeral following. . .
I say again I am repeating transmission or part indicated.
I spell I will spell the next word phoneti�cally.
Message A message that requires record�ing is about to follow. (Trans�mitted immediately after the call. This proword is not used on nets primarily employ�ed for conveying messages. It is intended for use when mess�ages are passed on tactical or reporting net.)
More to follow Transmitting station had addi��tional traffic for the receiv�ing station.
Out This is the end of my trans�mission to you and no answer is required or expected.
Over This is the end of my trans�mission to you and a re�sponse is necessary. Go ahead; transmit.
Radio check What is my signal strength and readability, that is, how do you hear me?
Roger I have received your last trans�mission satisfactorily, loud and clear.
Say again Repeat all of your last transmission. (Followed by identification data means "Repeat [portion indicated].")
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.
Wait I must pause for a few seconds.
Wait-out I must pause for longer than a few seconds.
Wilco I have received your trans�mission, 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 I refer to the word of the message that follows . . .
Word before I refer to the word of the message that precedes . . .


Figure 5-3. Phonetic alphabet. 

A

Alpha

(al fah)

B

Bravo

(brah voh)

C

Charlie

(char lee)

D

Delta

(dell tah)

E

Echo

(eck oh)

F

Foxtrot

(foks trot)

G

Golf

(golf)

H

Hotel

(hoh tell)

I

India

(indee ah)

J

Juliet

(jewlee 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 beck)

R

Romeo

(row me oh)

S

Sierra

(see air rah)

T

Tango

(tang go)

U

Uniform

(you nee form)

V

Victor

(vik tah)

W

Whiskey

(wiss key)

X

Xray

(ecks ray)

Y

Yankee

(yang key)

Z

Zulu

(zoo loo)

1

One

(wun)

2

Two

(too)

3

Three

(tree)

4

Four

(fow er)

5

Five

(fife)

6

Six

(six)

7

Seven

(seven)

8

Eight

(ait)

9

Nine

(niner)

0

Zero

(ze ro)

 

Figure 5-4. Alphanumeric pronunciation. 

Numeral Spoken as
44 Fow-er fow-er
90 Nin-er ze-ro
136 Wun tree six
500 Fife ze-ro ze-ro
1200 Wun too ze-ro ze-ro
1478 Wun fow-er sev-en ait
7000 Sev-en tou-sand
16000 Wun six tou-sand
812681 Ait wun too six ait wun

 

Figure 5-5. Sample message. 

ROUTINE 

TIME 0102053 JAN 94 

FROM E39 TO E46 

BREAK 

UNCLASSIFIED 

AT 1800Z PROCEED TO HONG KONG ARRIVE 16 MAY LOAD 1000 TROOPS FOR RETURN TO NINGPO 

OVER


Figure 5-6. Example receipt of message by S1. 

S1: Echo fow-er six this is echo tree niner-routine over.
NCS: Echo tree niner this is echo fow-er six-roger over.
S1: Echo fow-er six this is echo tree niner-routine-time zero wun zero too zero fife tree january niner fow-er-from echo tree niner-to echo fow-er six-break-unclassi�fied-at wun ait hundred zulu proceed to hong kong arrive wun six may load wun thousand troops for return to ningpo over.

 

Figure 5-7. Example closing down of the net. 

NCS: Echo tree echo this is echo fow-er six-close down over.
S2: Echo fow-er six this is echo wun tree-wilco over.
S1: Echo fow-er six this is echo tree niner-wilco over.
NCS: Echo tree echo this is echo fow-er six-roger out.

Evaluation Guide:

 

Perform Voice Communications

 

Performance Measures  

1. Enter the net in alphanumeric sequence.                                    

2. Send a message of 15 to 25 words using the correct prowords and pronounc�ing words and numbers correctly (phone�tically).

3. Leave the net in alphanumeric sequence.