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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.   

 


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