SABOT Standardized Auxiliary Boat Operations Training Ninth District - Eastern Region COMO. Lew Wargo, Sr. CQEC-9ER 01 APR 2015 RADIOTELEHONE SABOT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS REFERENCES • Boat Crew Seamanship Manual, COMDTINST M 16114.5(series), chapter 11 RADIOTELEPHONE HANDBOOK Boat Forces Command (FORCECOM) CGTTP 6-01, 1A January 2013 USING THE RADIOTELEPHONE Some basics on using the VHF-FM Radio Telephone: 1. Know the radio set and how it works 2. Be alert 3. Speak in a confident tone (Speak SLOWLY, A deep voice is easier to understand.) 4. Keep the mic out of the wind when talking. USING THE RADIOTELEPHONE 5. Key the mic before starting to talk 6. Release the mic after you finish talking 7. Release the “Push-to-Talk button after each phrase or two to allow another station to breakin if necessary. 8. Ensure receiver volume is turned up enough to detect signals, but not so loud as to damage your hearing. PROHIBITED PRACTICES 1. Violating radio silence 2. Unofficial conversations between operators 3. Transmitting on a directed net without permission. 4. Excessive tuning or testing for more than 10 seconds. 5. Failure to listen before transmitting. PROHIBITED PRACTICES 6. Using other than authorized procedure words. 7. Unauthorized use of plain language in place of procedure words. 8. Any other unauthorized use of plain language. 9. Profane language or loss of temper. PHONETIC ALPHABET A B C D E F G H I ALPHA BRAVO CHARLIE DELTA ECHO FOXTROT GOLF HOTEL INDIA AL-FAH BRAH-VOH CHAR-LEE DELL-TAH ECK-OH FOKS-TROT GOLF HOH-TEL IN-DEE-AH PHONETIC ALPHABET J K L M N O P Q R JULIETT KILO LIMA MIKE NOVEMBER OSCAR PAPA QUEBEC ROMEO JEW-LEE-ETT KEY-LOH LEE-MAH MIKE NO-VEM-BER OSS-CAH PAH-PAH KEH-BECK ROW-ME-OH PHONETIC ALPHABET S T U V W X Y Z SIERRA TANGO UNIFORM VICTOR WHISKEY X-RAY YANKEE ZULU SEE-AIR-AH TANG-OH YOU-NEE-FORM VIK-TAH WISS-KEY ECKS-RAY YANG-KEY ZOO-LOO PHONETIC FIGURES 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ZE-ROH WUN TOO TREE FOW-ER FIFE SIX SEV-UN AIT NINE-ER FIGURES NUMBER SPOKEN • 44 FOW-ER, FOW-ER • 500 FIFE, ZE-ROH, ZE-ROH • 7000 SEV-UN, ZE-ROH, ZE-ROH, ZE-ROH • 16,000 WUN, SIX, ZE-ROH, ZE-ROH, ZE-ROH • 14,899 WUN, FOW-ER, AIT, NINE-ER, NINE-ER FIGURES • For a Decimal Point Say: –DAY-SEE- MAL To say: 123.6 speak: WUN, TOO, TREE DAY-SEE-MAL , SIX MIX of LETTERS & NUMBERS • To spell say: “I Spell” • To give a string of numbers, say: “Figures” • To give a mix of letters & numbers say: – For: NY1234 say: “ I SPELL NO-VEMB-ER, YANGKEE, WUN, TOO, TREE, FOW-ER” – For 129B say: “FIGURES, WUN, TOO, NINE-ER, BRAH-VOH DATES • DATES: • Speak dates digit-by-digit using month’s full name. For 20 August say: – “Too, Ze-Roh, August” INITIALS INITIALS: . For W. E. Lewis, say: “INITIALS, WISS-KEY, ECK-OH, LEWIS “ Speak the phonetic alphabet for personal ROMAN NO. ROMAN NUMBERS: Precede roman numerals by the Phrase “ROMAN NUMERALS”, then transmit the Arabic numbers PUNCTUATION Punctuation Mark Spoken As: • Colon (:) COLON • Comma (,) COMMA • Decimal Point (.) DAY-SEE-MAL • Hyphen (-) HYPHEN • Oblique stroke (/) SLANT PUNCTUATION Punctuation Mark Spoken As: • Parenthesis (( )) • Period (.) BRACKET ON/BRACKET OFF PERIOD or FULL STOP • Question mark (?) QUESTION MARK • Semicolon (;) SEMI-COLON RADIO USE • To call or reply: • 1. Check that you are on the proper channel • 2. Listen to be sure there is no traffic on the channel • 3. Speak clearly and slowly in a normal voice holding the mic about 2” from your mouth and out of the wind. 4. Avoid excessive calling and unofficial traffic. NOTE: (Transmit call sign only once if conditions are favorable.) RADIO USE 5. After unsuccessful attempts to contact a station, transmit the proword “Nothing Heard” or “Negative Contact”. Attempt again after a reasonable interval. 6. Send a transmission at a speed that allows for accurate message copying by the recipient. Transmit the message phrase-by-phrase, unkeying the microphone at regular intervals. RADIO USE • End every transmission with one of the following prowords: • OVER Recipient response required. • OUT No response required. • WAIT Use for pauses that require more than a few seconds. • WAIT OUT Use for pauses that require more than a few seconds. I will call you back. RADIO CHECKS • Conduct radio checks to test equipment or when communication with another unit is doubtful. Make radio checks on a Coast Guard working channel. Radio checks on VHF channel 16 are illegal according to FCC rules. PRIORITY RADIO USE • Distress communications have absolute priority over all other transmissions. • At times, a net control station (NCS) might impose or lift radio silence on a directed net. • Example: ALL STATIONS (3X) THIS IS _____ SILENCE (3X). I SAY AGAIN (“SILENCE” is pronounced “SEELONCE). • ALL STATIONS (3X) THIS IS____ SILENCE LIFTED.(3X) • “SILENCE” is pronounced “SEELONCE”. PRIORITY RADIO USE • Distress Call: “MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY” • The proword “THIS IS (Unit’s name)” • Give in order: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The distressed unit’s position Nature of distress, Number of POBs, Medical condition (if any), age of POBs if pertinent, Description of vessel, Any other information that may aid in the rescue. • The receiving unit should acknowledge receipt of the message (RECEIVED MAYDAY). PRIORITY RADIO USE • Urgent Communications: The urgency signal “PAN-PAN” (pronounced PAHNPAHN) indicates the calling station has an urgent message to transmit concerning the safety of a ship, an aircraft, other vehicle, or the safety of a person. Message may be addressed to either a specific station or to ALL STATIONS. • Urgent communications have priority over all other transmissions except distress. Exercise care not to interfere. PRIORITY RADIO USE • Safety Communications: Safety broadcasts use the same procedures as urgent communications. Use the safety signal proword “Securite” pronounced (Say-Cur-i-Tay) (say 3X). • Say “This is ______”, • Give brief identifying message, (ex: Safety marine broadcast) – Listen Channel ____, Out”. COMMONLY USED PROWORDS ACKNOWLEDGE Instructs recipient to acknowledge BREAK Indicates the separation of text from other portions of the message. CALL SIGN The group that follows is a call sign. CORRECT You are correct CORRECTION An error was made in this transmission, the correction is: COMMONLY USED PROWORDS • DISREGARD The transmission was in error, disregard the message. • EXECUTE Carry out the intention of the message or signal, followed by OUT.” • EXEMPT The station immediately following this proword are exempted. • FIGURES Numerals or numbers follow. COMMONLY USED PROWORDS FROM Identifies the message originator. I READ BACK The following is my response to your instructions to read back. I SAY AGAIN Use to repeat a portion of a transmission. I SPELL Precedes a word spelled phonetically. MESSAGE The following message requires recording. COMMONLY USED PROWORDS NEGATIVE No NO PLAY During an exercise, used to distinguish real world activity. NEGATIVE - Used when there is no reply from -CONTACT station called. OUT No reply required or expected. OVER A reply is required or expected. COMMONLY USED PROWORDS READ BACK Repeat back as received ROGER I have satisfactorily received your last transmission. SAY AGAIN Repeat all of your message. SEND YOUR -- I am ready to receive your message. SILENCE Requires radio silence. Send no traffic, Used in conjunction with a MAYDAY case. COMMONLY USED PROWORDS SILENCE LIFTED Radio silence is lifted. SPEAK SLOWER Your transmission was too fast. Reduce the speed at which you are speaking. THIS IS ______ Identifies the station UNKNOWN -STATION Used when trying to establish communications with an unknown station COMMONLY USED PROWORDS WAIT I must pause for a few seconds. WAIT-OUT I must pause for more than a few seconds. I will call you back. WILCO I have received your message, understand and will comply. WORDS TWICE Transmit each phrase twice. WRONG Your last transmission was incorrect.