Though we mostly play our games in a casual sense, we want to try and keep the realism in tact. Whenever our clan goes “full tactical”, we like to use the same phonetics used in the military. Here is a list of such.
Sometimes in high stress/noise environments, it is important to take your time and spell out important tidbits of information. For this reason, the Phonetic Alphabet was developed by NATO.
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
All numbers remain the same aside from nine, which becomes “niner” phonetically.
Key Phrases and Meanings
You this is Me – Whenever radioing outside of your own AO (Area of Operation), the communicator should be sure to identify himself first, and then his target audience.
Ex. “C2, this is Alpha One Actual…”
Over – End of this line of transmission.
Ex. “C2, this is Alpha One Actual, we have entered the AO, over.”
Over and Out – End of this line of transmission, end of transmission.
Ex. “All callsigns, be advised: we are RTB, over and out.”
Roger – Understood
Ex. “Roger that, moving with haste to Assassin Actual’s twenty, over.”
Affirmative – Understood
Ex. “Affirmative Assassin Actual, coordinates confirmed. RTB, out.”
Say Again – The alternative to Repeat, means “say your last transmission again”.
Ex. “C2, I Say Again, we have contact! Tango’s engaging us from our twelve, over!”
Say Again All After… – Say everything again after this part of your last transmission.
Ex. “C2, Say Again All After ‘proceed to objective’, over.”
Repeat – Repeat Last Fire Mission; NOT repeat last transmission.
Ex. “NavGun, repeat on target, over.”
Bead Window – Usually exclaimed, this means “immediately cease current communication; exterior communications compromised.”
Ex. “All callsigns, BEAD WINDOW, out!”
Standby – Wait while I retrieve further data.
Ex. “Standby, Capone Actual… we are entering the AO in ETA five mikes.”
Wait One – Wait a minute while I retrieve further data.
Ex. “Capone Actual, wait one… we are currently due east of Assassin Actual’s twenty, over.”
Break – Standby for a momentary pause in transmission.
Ex. “Uh, Assassin Actual, break, over.”
Break Break Break – I’m interrupting you to make a more important transmission on this net.
Ex. “Break break break, fast movers incoming! Take cover, over!”
Be Advised – Pay close attention to my next transmission, it is important.
Ex. “Assassin Actual, be advised: you have thirty-plus footmobiles traveling fast to your twenty, over.”
How Copy? – Did you understand my last transmission?
Ex. “Assassin Actual, this is Alpha One Actual, we are inbound to your twenty. How copy, over.”
Solid Copy – I understood your last transmission (precedes the following transmission)
Ex. “Solid Copy, One Actual. Standingby for refit, over.”
How do you read me? – How was my last transmission?
Ex. “Assassin Actual, how do you read me, over?”
Broken but Readable – There are gaps in your transmission but I can understand you.
Ex. “One Actual, your transmission came Broken but Readable, over.”
Broken and Unreadable – There are so many gaps in your transmission that I do not understand you.
Ex. “One Actual, your transmission is Broken and Unreadable, over.”
Static Covered but Readable – Your transmission is covered in static but I still understand.
Ex. “One Actual, your transmission came Static Covered but Readable, over.”
Static Covered and Unreadable – Your transmission has so much static that I can’t understand you.
Ex. “One Actual, your transmission came Static Covered and Unreadable, over.”
Interrogative – The following transmission is a question.
Ex. “C2 interrogative: what is the twenty of friendly armored battalion, over?”
Send Your Traffic – Send your transmission; also can be shortened to “send it” or “send traffic.”
Ex. “C2, One Actual here, send your traffic, over.”
What is your Twenty? – What is your location?
Ex. “Assassin Actual, what is your twenty, over.”
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