Radio Communication Jargon And Meanings

8SHARES Following table shows meanings of the words and phrases often used during a two way radio communication. You may also want to read about Etiquette of Radio Communication Radio communication Meaning Mayday I need help Roger Message has been fully received and understood Wilco “Will comply” (i.e. I/We will carry out the orders) Read […]
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Following table shows meanings of the words and phrases often used during a two way radio communication. You may also want to read about Etiquette of Radio Communication

Radio communication

Meaning

MaydayI need help
RogerMessage has been fully received and understood
Wilco“Will comply” (i.e. I/We will carry out the orders)
ReadOften used as a question; as in “do you read me?”… the speaker is asking if the other party is able to listen to the radio clearly.
CopySame as read… used as “do you copy?”
Check/Copy thatMessage is understood
Read backRepeat this message back to me
CorrectionI made a mistake. Correct version is…
20Location… (for example what is your 20?)
AcknowledgeConfirm that you understand my message
ConfirmMy version is … Is that correct?
That is correctYes, I do confirm
Words twiceSend every phrase twice
Stand-byWait
ObtainGet
AffirmativeYes
NegativeNo
DispatchSend
UnableCan’t
OverI have finished saying
OutCall is being terminated
Say againRepeat what you said
(silence)I have nothing to say
NATO Phonetic Alphabet

NATO Phonetic Alphabet

NATO Phonetic Alphabet

A – ALPHA
B – BRAVO
C – CHARLIE
D – DELTA
E – ECHO
F – FOXTROT
G – GOLF
H – HOTEL
I – INDIA
J – JULIET
K – KILO
L – LIMA
M – MIKE
N – NOVEMBER
O – OSCAR
P – PAPA
Q – QUEBEC
R – ROMEO
S – SIERRA
T – TANGO
U – UNIFORM
V – VICTOR
W – WHISKEY
X – X-RAY
Y – YANKEE
Z – ZULU

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