To find out if telephone stations are manned and ready, the
control station conducts a circuit test. The circuit test consists of
a phone check of all stations.
When making the phone check,
the control station says, All Stations Control. Phone check.
Each talker then acknowledges in assigned order. On a
damage control circuit, responses to the phone check would go
Talker in repair two:
Repair Too, aye.
Talker in repair three: Repair Tree, aye.
Talker in repair five:
Repair Fife, aye.
Each station responds in order, but waits only a few seconds
for the station immediately preceding to acknowledge. For
example, if you are the talker in repair three and the talker in
repair two does not respond in a few seconds, you acknowledge.
Repair two then responds at the end of the check. A circuit test
is not complete until every station has answered and all
equipment faults have been corrected.
How does the control station find out if all stations on
a circuit are manned and ready?
What do you do when the sation before you does not
answer a circuit test?
When is a circuit test considered complete?
Sending a Message
When you send a message, first call the name of the station
you want to communicate with; then identify your own station;
and finally, state the message:
Focsle Bridge. Range to anchorage too thousand yards.