Lesson 9 - Prowords

     The language of the military is very precise - words or groups of words have specific meanings. This language allows transmissions over the radio net to be clear and concise. Nothing is worse than the misuse of this language. Once again, you want MILSIM, learn to speak the language.

 

 ALL AFTER - the part of the message to which I have reference is all that follows . . .

 All BEFORE - the part of the message to which I have reference is all that precedes . . .

 AUTHENTICATION - 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 parts of the message

 CORRECT - you are correct, or what you have transmitted is correct

 CORRECTION - an error has been made in this transmission. this transmission will continue with the last word transmitted correctly. that which follows is in answer to your request for verification.

 DISREGARD THIS TRANSMISSION, OUT - this transmission is in error, disregard it. this proword shall not be used to cancel a completed transmission.

 DO NOT ANSWER - stations called are not to answer this call. when this proword is used the transmission will not be recognized.

 EXEMPT - the call sign(s) which/that follow(s) is/are exempt

 FIGURES - numbers follow

 FLASH - precedence FLASH

 FROM - the call sign which follows is the originator

 GROUPS - this message contains the number of groups indicated

 I AUTHENTICATE - the following is the reply to your challenge

 IMMEDIATE - precedence IMMEDIATE

 INFO - the call sign(s) which/that follows is/are that of the information addressee(s)

 I READ BACK - the following is my response to your instruction to read back

 I SAY AGAIN - I am repeating transmission or portion indicated

 MESSAGE - a message which requires recording follows

 OUT - this is the end of my transmission to you and no answer is required

 OVER - this is the end of my transmission to you and a response is necessary

 PRIORITY - precedence PRIORITY

 READ BACK - repeat this entire transmission back to me exactly as received

 RELAY (TO) - transmit this message to all addressees

 REPEAT – only used for artillery and mortar fire to REPEAT the last volley

 ROGER - I have received your last transmission satisfactorily

 ROUTINE - precedence ROUTINE

 SAY AGAIN - repeat all of your last transmission. followed by identification data means repeat that portion of.

 SPEAK SLOWER - your transmission is at too fast a speed. reduce speed of transmission.

 THIS IS - this transmission is from the station whose call sign follows

 TIME - that which follows is the time and date group of the message

 UNKNOWN STATION - the identity of the station with whom I am attempting to communicate is unknown

 WAIT - I must pause a few seconds

 WAIT OUT - I must pause longer than a few seconds

 WILCO – I will comply with your order or directive

 WORD AFTER - the word of the message to which I have reference is that which follows . . .

 WORD BEFORE - the word of the message to which I have reference is that which precedes . . .

 WORDS TWICE - transmit each work or group twice

 WRONG - your last transmission was incorrect

 

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