Receiving a Message
When you receive a message, first repeat the message to the
sender; then identify yourself; and last, acknowledge the message:
Range to anchorage too thousand yards. Focsle, aye,
Repeating a Message
When you receive a message that is not clear to you, ask the
sender to repeat the message by using the words, Say again.
For example, the bridge wants the focsle to make the anchor
ready for letting go. The bridge talker says, Focsle Bridge.
Make the anchor ready for letting go.
The focslc talker, who does not understand the message,
should then say, Bridge- Focsle. Say again.
The bridge then repeats the message.
The focsle acknowledges by saying, Make the anchor ready
for letting go. Focsle, aye.
What do you do if a message is not clear to you?
Spell difficult words, using the phonetic alphabet preceded by
the prowords (procedural words) I spell. Pronounce the word
before and after spelling it, for example:
Enterprise. I spell: ECHO NOVEMBER TANGO ECHO
ROMEO PAPA ROMEO INDIA SIERRA ECHO.
What prowords are used before you phonetically spell a