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1

Radiotelephone users speak for, and with the authority of ___

Their command

2

___ monitor radiotelephone circuits to ensure
compliance with professional standards

Sectors and communication
stations

3

Prohibited practices (11)

1. Violating radio silence.
2. Unofficial conversation between operators.
3. Transmitting on a directed net without permission
(except for flash or immediate precedence traffic).
4. Excessive tuning or testing for more than 10 seconds.
5. Failure to listen before transmitting.
6. Transmitting the operator’s personal sign or name.
7. Using other than authorized procedure words.
8. Unauthorized use of plain language in place of
applicable prowords or operating signals (OPSIGs).
9. Any other unauthorized use of plain language.
10. Linkage or compromise of classified call signs and
address groups by plain language disclosures or
association with unclassified call signs.
11. Profane language or loss of temper.

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Speak numerals in single digits using the proword ___

Figures

5

Always send date time groups (DTGs) ___,
preceded by the proword ___

Digit by digit
Time

6

Do not use the proword FIGURES when transmitting ___

Message headings

7

Use the phonetic alphabet to spell out difficult words (or
groups) within the message text, and precede with the
proword ___

I spell

8

If the word in question can be
pronounced, do so ___

Before and after spelling it

9

For words that sound
the same, but have different meanings ___

Follow the same I SPELL procedure

10

If a message contains coded groups or other words that
cannot be pronounced ___

Transmit the letters’ phonetic
equivalents, and precede each with the proword I SPELL

11

If the letter/number combination starts with a number, use
the proword ___

Figures

12

If the combination starts with a letter, use the proword ___

I spell

13

Use abbreviations when ___

Radio conditions are satisfactory
and the abbreviations are sufficiently well known to avoid
any confusion

14

Speak common abbreviations as in ___

Normal speech

15

Speak dates digit-by-digit using the full month’s ___

Name

16

Use the phonetic alphabet for personal initials, preceded by
the word ___

Initials

17

Precede roman numerals by the phrase ___, then transmit as the corresponding ___

Roman numerals
Arabic numerals

18

Do not use punctuation unless ___

Necessary for message clarity

19

After ___ unsuccessful attempts to contact a
station, transmit the proword ___. Establish communications with
another station, and request assistance in
contacting the original unit. Continue contact
attempts at ___ intervals

Three
Nothing heard
Reasonable

20

Recipient response required

Over

21

No response required

Out

22

Use for pauses that require
only a few seconds

Wait

23

Use for pauses that require
more than a few seconds

Wait out

24

For aircraft engaged in SAR operations, insert ___ as
part of the call sign

Rescue

25

If you make a transmission error, transmit the
proword ___ followed by the last word,
group, proword, or phrase that was correctly sent

Correction

26

Do not ROGER for a message until ___

Certain it was
received correctly and completely

27

Cancel transmissions in progress with the proword ___

Disregard this transmission

28

Messages sent in
error that have already been receipted for require a ___

Separate cancellation message

29

A real-time
procedure to help enforce security on unsecure military
voice circuits

Beadwindow

30

Make radio checks on ___

Coast Guard working frequencies

31

Radio check response includes ___

Signal strength
Readability

32

Signal strength options

Loud
Good
Weak
Very weak
Fading

33

Signal readability options

Clear
Readable
Distorted
With interference
Intermittent
Unreadable

34

Loud =

Strong signal

35

Good =

Good signal

36

Weak =

Can hear, but with difficulty

37

Very weak =

Can hear, but with great difficulty

38

Fading =

Signal alternates between strong and weak

39

Clear =

Excellent quality

40

Readable =

Good quality

41

Distorted =

Trouble copying

42

With interference =

Trouble copying due to interference

43

Intermittent =

Signal alternates between readable and unreadable

44

Unreadable =

Quality is so bad transmission cannot be understood

45

Do not exchange signal strength and readability unless ___

You cannot clearly hear another station

46

Imposing silence:

ALL STATIONS (repeat 3 times) - THIS IS (repeat voice
call sign 3 times) - SILENCE (repeat 3 times) - 2670 kHz -
I SAY AGAIN - ALL STATIONS (repeat 3 times) - THIS
IS (repeat voice call sign 3 times) - SILENCE (repeat 3
times) - 2670 kHz - OUT

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Lifting silence:

ALL STATIONS (3 times) - THIS IS (voice call sign 3
times) - SILENCE LIFTED (3 times) - 2670 kHz -OUT