rephrase this message before sending it, possibly causing
confusion and delay. The OOD should have phrased the message
this way: Main Control Bridge. What gas turbines and diesel
generators are on the line?
If a message is phrased correctly, all you have to do is repeat
it word for word over your phone. Repeating a message word
for word also reduces the chance of transmitting the message
If you are originating the message, use correct terminology
and phrase the message exactly the way you want it transmitted.
If you are relaying the message, keep it as short as possible and
ensure clarity by using specific terms.
Why does the message originator need to phrase the
message exactly the way it is to be transmitted?
As a phone talker, you should transmit a message you
receive from the originator in what way?
THE CONTROL STATION
One station on each circuit is designated the control station.
It is the duty of the controller to know proper control procedures
and to ensure that all stations on the circuit know he or she is the
controller. The controller must act as the monitor for all circuit
transmissions to enforce existing rules and regulations for good
sound-powered telephone communications.
THE PHONE TALKER
Most of this manual discusses the operation of the
sound-powered telephone from the standpoint of the phone talker.
As a phone talker, you must transmit a message exactly as it is
given to you. Therefore, the originator of the message must give
you the exact message he or she wishes to transmit. As a phone
talker, you should observe the following general rules: