3. State the message.
In other words, you call the station for whom you have a
message, identify yourself, and send the message without waiting
for the receiving station to answer.
When you receive a message, acknowledge (receipt for) it as
soon as you understand the message. Repeat it to the sender
word for word. For example, you might receive the message
Main Control Bridge. Shift control of number one bravo gas
turbine to the bridge. Your response should be Shift control of
number one bravo gas turbine to the bridge. Main Control, aye.
Do not use aye to answer yes to a question; instead, use
affirmative or some other appropriate reply. Likewise, use
negative to answer no.
When communicating on the sound-powered phone system,
use statements instead of direct questions. For example, say
Report the status of number one bravo gas turbine instead of
asking What is the status of number one bravo gas turbine?
Say Report the estimated repair time of number one bravo gas
turbine instead of asking When will number one bravo gas
turbine be repaired?
Do not use slang expressions or locally devised codes. Also
do not use abbreviations that may be easily misunderstood, such
as GTE and SSDG.
The standard procedure for relaying a message is
divided into what three parts?
How do you acknowledge receipt of a message?
Why should you avoid using abbreviations?