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PROWORDS

To keep voice transmission as short and clear as possible, radio operators use procedure words (PROWORDs) to take the place of long sentences.

 The PROWORDs and their meanings are listed in the table below.

 

PROWORD Explanation Equivalent To PROSIGN
ALL AFTER The portion of the message to which I have reference is all that which follows ______. AA
ALL BEFORE The portion of the message to which I have reference is all that which precedes ______. AB
AUTHENTICATE The station called is to reply to the challenge which follows  
AUTHENTICATION IS The transmission authentication of this message is ______.  
BREAK I hereby indicate the separation of the text from other portions of the message. BT
BROADCAST YOUR NET Link the two nets under your control for automatic rebroadcast.  
CALL SIGN The group that follows is a call sign. PT
CORRECT You are correct, or what you have transmitted is correct. C
CORRECTION An error has been made in this transmission.  Transmission will continue with the last word correctly transmitted.

 

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An error has been made in this transmission (or message indicated).  The correct version is ______. C
That which follows is a corrected version in answer to your request for verification. C
DISREGARD THIS TRANSMISSION -- OUT 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 acknowledgement has been received. E E E E E E E E AR
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". F
EXECUTE Carr out the purpose of the message or signal to which this applies.  To be used only with the executive mode. IX
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EXECUTE TO FOLLOW Action on the message or signal which follows is to be carried out upon receipt of the PROWORD "EXECUTE".  To be used only with the delayed executive method. IX
EXEMPT The addressees immediately following are exempted from the collective call. XMT
FIGURES Numerals or numbers follow.  
FLASH Precedence FLASH Z
FROM The originator of this message is indicated by the address designator immediately following. FM
GROUPS This message contains the number of groups indicated by the numeral following. GR
GROUP NO COUNT The groups in this message have not been counted. GRNC
I AUTHENTICATE The group that follows is the reply to your challenge to authenticate.  
IMMEDIATE Precedence IMMEDIATE. O
IMMEDIATE EXECUTE Action on the message or signal following is to be carried out on receipt of the word EXECUTE.  To be sued only with the Immediate Executive Method. IX
INFO The addresses immediately following are addressed for information. INFO
I READ BACK The following is my response to your instructions to read back.  
I SAY AGAIN I am repeating transmission or portion indicated. IMI
I SPELL I shall spell the next word phonetically  
I VERIFY That which follows has been verified at your request and is repeated.  To be used only as a reply to VERIFY.  
MESSAGE A message which requires recording is about to follow.  Transmitted immediately after the call.  (This PROWORD is not used on nets primarily employed for conveying messages.  It is intended for use when messages are passed on tactical or reporting nets.)  
MORE TO FOLLOW Transmitting station has additional traffic for the receiving station. B
NET NOW All stations are to net their radios on the unmodulated carrier wave which I am about to transmit.  
NUMBER Station Serial Number NR
OUT This is the end of my transmission to you and no answer is required or expected. AR
OVER This is the end of my transmission to you and a response is necessary.  Go ahead, transmit K
PRIORITY Precedence PRIORITY P
READ BACK Repeat this entire transmission back to me exactly as received. G
RELAY (TO) Transmit this message to all addressees (or addressees immediately following this PROWORD).  The address component is mandatory when this PROWORD is used. T
ROGER I have received your last transmission satisfactorily. R
ROUTINE Precedence ROUTINE R
SAY AGAIN Repeat all of your last transmission. Followed by identification data means "Repeat _____ (portion indicated)". IMI
SERVICE The message that follows is a SERVICE message. SVC
SIGNALS The groups which follow are taken from a signal book.  (This PROWORD is not used on nets primarily employed for conveying signals.  It is intended for use when tactical signals are passed on non-technical nets).  
SILENCE
(Repeated three or more times)
Cease transmission on this net immediately.  Silence will be maintained until lifted.  (When an authentication system is in force, the transmission imposing silence is to be authenticated). HM HM HM
SILENCE LIFTED Silence is lifted.  (When an authentication system is in force, the transmission lifting silence is to be authenticated).  
SPEAK SLOWER Your transmission is at too fast a speed.  Reduce speed of transmission.  
STOP REBROADCASTING Cut the automatic link between the two nets that are being rebroadcast and revert to normal working.  
THIS IS This transmission is from the station whose designator immediately follows. DE
TIME That which immediately follows is the time or date time-time group of the message.  
TO The addressees immediately following are addressed for action. TO
UNKNOWN STATION The identity of the station with whom I am attempting to establish communication is unknown. AA
VERIFY Verify entire message (or portion indicated) with the originator and send the correct version.  To be used only at the discretion of or by the addresses to which the questioned message was directed. J
WAIT I must pause for a few seconds AS
WAIT -- OUT I must pause longer than a few seconds. AS AR
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 ______. WA
WORD BEFORE The word of the message to which I have reference is that precedes ______. WB
WORDS TWICE Communication is difficult.  Transmit (transmitting) each phrase (or each code group) twice.  This PROWORD may be used as an order, request, or as information.  
WRONG your last transmission was incorrect.  The correct version is _____.