Do not use slang or profanity on the phone.
Use correct nautical terms.
Never interrupt another station unless you need to pass
an emergency message.
If you must interrupt a station on the circuit, use the phrase,
Silence on the line. You as a phone talker are an important
link in the interior communications chain; that chain is no
stronger than its weakest link. Unauthorized talking means the
chain has at least two weak links. Be professional if someone
else on your circuit persists in useless talking, remind the person
that the line must be kept clear for official messages. Circuit
discipline also means you must never show impatience, anger, or
excitement. You must talk slowly, clearly, and precisely. Circuit
discipline means self-discipline.
Why must strict circuit discipline be maintained on the
When should you depress the transmitter button?
When can you interrupt another stations transmission?
What phrase should you use if you have to interrupt
What should you do if another person on the circuit
persists in useless talking?
STANDARD TELEPHONE-TALKER PROCEDURES
The standard procedure for relaying a message is divided into
1. Give the name of the station called.
2. Give the name of the station calling.