USE OF THE PROWORD "I SPELL." Difficult
words or groups within the text of the message maybe
The following prowords and their meanings,
spelled out using the phonetic alphabet and should be
authorized for general use, are those that are commonly
started with the proword "I SPELL."
used on the Seabee battalion radio nets.
EXAMPLE: CATENARY . . . . . "I SPELL"
ALL AFTER: The portion of the message to which
CHARLIE, AMA, TANGO, ECHO, NOVEMBER,
I have reference is all of the message which follows
ALFA, ROMEO, YANKEE. . . CATENARY Where
ALL BEFORE: The portion of the message to
the text is composed of easily pronounced words, they
which I have reference is all of the message which
can be spoken.
USE OF PROWORD "FIGURES." In order to
BREAK: I hereby indicate the separation of the text
distinguish numerals from words similarly pronounced,
from other portions of the message.
you may use the proword "FIGURES" before numbers.
CORRECTION: An error has been made in this
TRANSMITTING NUMERALS. When numerals
transmission. I will continue with the last word I
proper pronunciation are as follows:
DISREGARD THIS TRANSMISSION: The
transmission is an error. Disregard it. This proword shall
not be used to cancel a message that has been completely
transmitted and for which receipt or acknowledgement
has been received.
DO NOT ANSWER: Stations called are not to
answer this radio call, receipt for this message, or
otherwise transmit in connection with this transmission.
When this proword is used, the transmission shall be
ended with the proword OUT.
EXEMPT: The addressee call signs immediately
following are exempted from the collective call or net
FIGURES: Numerals or numbers to follow.
FROM: The originator of this message is indicated
TRANSMITTING NUMBERS. Numbers are
by the call sign immediately following.
transmitted digit by digit except that exact multiples of
hundreds and thousands may be spoken as such;
INFO: The addressee(s) immediately following
is/are addressed for information.
however, there are special cases when the normal
pronunciation of numerals is as follows:
I SAY AGAIN: I am repeating transmission or
I SPELL: I shall spell the next word phonetically.
MESSAGE FOLLOWS: A message that requires
recording is about to follow. Transmitted immediately
after the radio call. (This proword is intended for use
when messages are passed on tactical or reporting nets.
It is not used on nets intended primarily for conveying
NUMBER: Station serial number of messages sent.
Normally run in sequence for one 24-hour period.
OUT: This is the end of my transmission to you and
no answer is required or expected.