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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 AFTERThe portion of
the message to which I have reference is all that which follows ______.
AA
ALL BEFOREThe portion of
the message to which I have reference is all that which precedes ______.
AB
AUTHENTICATEThe station
called is to reply to the challenge which follows
 
AUTHENTICATION ISThe transmission
authentication of this message is ______.
 
BREAKI 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 SIGNThe group that
follows is a call sign.

PT
CORRECTYou 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.

 

EEEEEEEE
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 ANSWERStations 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
EXECUTECarr out the
purpose of the message or signal to which this applies.  To be used
only with the executive mode.
IX
{5 second dash}
EXECUTE TO FOLLOWAction 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
EXEMPTThe addressees
immediately following are exempted from the collective call.
XMT
FIGURESNumerals or
numbers follow.
 
FLASHPrecedence FLASHZ
FROMThe originator of
this message is indicated by the address designator immediately following.
FM
GROUPSThis message
contains the number of groups indicated by the numeral following.
GR
GROUP NO COUNTThe groups in
this message have not been counted.
GRNC
I AUTHENTICATEThe group that
follows is the reply to your challenge to authenticate.
 
IMMEDIATEPrecedence
IMMEDIATE.
O
IMMEDIATE EXECUTEAction 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
INFOThe addresses
immediately following are addressed for information.
INFO
I READ BACKThe following is
my response to your instructions to read back.
 
I SAY AGAINI am repeating
transmission or portion indicated.

IMI
I SPELLI shall spell the
next word phonetically
 
I VERIFYThat which
follows has been verified at your request and is repeated.  To be used
only as a reply to VERIFY.
 
MESSAGEA 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 FOLLOWTransmitting
station has additional traffic for the receiving station.
B
NET NOWAll stations are
to net their radios on the unmodulated carrier wave which I am about to
transmit.
 
NUMBERStation Serial
Number
NR
OUTThis is the end
of my transmission to you and no answer is required or expected.

AR
OVERThis is the end
of my transmission to you and a response is necessary.  Go ahead,
transmit
K
PRIORITYPrecedence
PRIORITY
P
READ BACKRepeat 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
ROGERI have received
your last transmission satisfactorily.
R
ROUTINEPrecedence
ROUTINE
R
SAY AGAINRepeat all of
your last transmission. Followed by identification data means "Repeat _____
(portion indicated)".

IMI
SERVICEThe message that
follows is a SERVICE message.
SVC
SIGNALSThe 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 LIFTEDSilence is
lifted.  (When an authentication system is in force, the transmission
lifting silence is to be authenticated).
 
SPEAK SLOWERYour 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 ISThis transmission
is from the station whose designator immediately follows.
DE
TIMEThat which
immediately follows is the time or date time-time group of the message.
 
TOThe addressees
immediately following are addressed for action.
TO
UNKNOWN STATIONThe identity of
the station with whom I am attempting to establish communication is unknown.

AA
VERIFYVerify 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
WAITI must pause for
a few seconds

AS
WAIT — OUTI must pause
longer than a few seconds.

AS AR
WILCOI 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 AFTERThe word of the
message to which I have reference is that which follows ______.
WA
WORD BEFOREThe word of the
message to which I have reference is that precedes ______.
WB
WORDS TWICECommunication is
difficult.  Transmit (transmitting) each phrase (or each code group)
twice.  This PROWORD may be used as an order, request, or as
information.
 
WRONGyour last
transmission was incorrect.  The correct version is _____.
 

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