Idaho Amateur Radio
Emergency Service
   
PROWORDS

FEMA SHARES operartions are migrating to using the United States Coast Guard Radio Radiotelephone Handbook, CGTTP 6-01.1A, as their communications manual (2017). Pending USCG approval, FEMA SHARES will be modifying this manual to remove USCG specific material. The following list of PROWORDS have been compiled from the USCG Radiotelephone Handbook. Stations wishing to optimize their operations for interoperability with FEMA SHARES should adopt this set of PROWORDS into their station operation.


PROWORD EXPLANATION
1 ACKNOWLEDGE INSTRUCTS THE ADDRESSEE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE MESSAGE.
2 ALL AFTER THE PORTION OF THE MESSAGE TO WHICH I REFER IS ALL THAT FOLLOWS (WORD / NUMBER).
3 ALL BEFORE THE PORTION OF THE MESSAGE TO WHICH I REFER IS ALL THAT PRECEDES (WORD / NUMBER).
4 ANSWER AFTER THE STATION CALLED IS TO ANSER AFTER CALL SIGN (...) WHEN ANSWERING TRANSMISSIONS.
5 ASSUME CONTROL ASSUME CONTROL OF THIS NET UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
6 AUTHENTICATE THE STATION CALLED IS TO REPLY TO THE CHALLENGE THAT FOLLOWS.
7 AUTHENTICATION IS (...) THE MESSAGE'S TRANSMISSION AUTHENTICATION IS (...).
8 BREAK INDICATES THE SEPARATION OF TEXT FROM OTHER PORTIONS OF THE MESSAGE.
9 CALL SIGN THE GROUP THAT FOLLOWS IS A CALL SIGN.
10 CLOSE DOWN STATIONS ARE TO CLOSE DOWN WHEN INDICATED.  (NOTE: REQUIRES ACKNOWLEDGMENTS).
11 CORRECT YOU ARE CORRECT.  WHAT YOU HAVE TRANSMITTED IS CORRECT.
12 CORRECTION AN ERROR WAS MADE IN THE TRANSMISSION.  TRANSMISSION WILL CONTINUE WITH THE LAST WORD CORRECTLY TRANSMITTED.  AN ERROR WAS MADE IN THE TRANSMISSION (OR MESSAGE INDICATED).  THE CORRECT VERSION IS (...).  IN ANSWER TO YOUR REQUEST FOR VERIFICATION, THAT WHICH FOLLOWS IS A CORRECTED VERSION.
13 DISREGARD THIS TRANSMISSION - OUT THIS TRANSMISSION IS IN ERROR, DISREGARD IT.  (NOTE:  THIS PROWORD SHALL NOT BE USED TO CANCEL ANY MESSAGE THAT HAS BEEN COMPLETELY TRANSMITTED AND RECEIPTED FOR).
14 DO NOT ANSWER CALLED STATIONS ARE NOT TO ANSWER, RECEIPT FOR, OR OTHERWISE TRANSMIT IN CONNECTION WITH THIS TRANSMISSION.  (NOTE: WHEN THIS PROWRD IS USED, THE TRANSMISSION IS ENDED WITH THE PROWORD OUT.)
15 EXECUTE CARRY OUT THE INTENTION OF THE MESSAGE OR SIGNAL WHICH THIS APPLIES.  (NOTE: USE ONLY WITH THE EXECUTIVE METHOD.)
16 EXECUTE TO FOLLOW CARRY OUT THE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE OR SIGNAL ON RECEIPT OF THE PROWORD EXECUTE.  (NOTE: USE ONLY WITH DELAYED EXECUTIVE METHOD.)
17 EXEMPT THE STATION(S) IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THIS PROWORD IS (ARE) EXEMPTED FROM THE COLLECTIVE CALL OR COLLECTIVE ADDRESS.
18 FIGURES NUMERALS OR NUMBERS FOLLOW.
19 FLASH FLASH MESSAGE PRECEDENCE.
20 FROM THE MESSAGE ORIGINATOR.
21 GRID THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE PORTION IS A GRID REFERENCE.
22 GROUPS THIS MESSAGE CONTAINS THE NUMBER OF GROUPS INDICATED BY THE NUMERAL FOLLOWING.
23 GROUP NO COUNT THE GROUPS IN THIS MESSAGE HAVE NOT BEEN COUNTED.
24 I AM ASSUMING CONTROL THE TRANSMITTING STATION IS ASSUMING CONTROL OF THIS NET UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
25 I AUTHENTICATE THE GROUP THAT FOLLOWS IS THE REPLY TO YOUR AUTHENTICATE CHALLENGE.
26 IMMEDIATE IMMEDIATE MESSAGE PRECEDENCE.
27 IMMEDIATE EXECUTE CARRY OUT ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE OR SIGNAL ON RECEIPT OF THE PROWORD EXECUTE.  (NOTE: USE ONLY WITH THE IMMEDIATE EXECUTIVE METHOD.)
28 INFO THE ADDRESSEES IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THIS PROWORD ARE ADDRESSED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.
29 I READ BACK THE FOLLOWING IS MY RESPONSE TOYOUR INSTRUCTIONS TO READ BACK.
30 I SAY AGAIN USE TO REPEAT ALL OR A PORTION OF A TRANSMISSION.
31 I SPELL PRECEDES A WORD SPELLED PHONETICALLY.
32 I VERIFY I VERIFY AND REPEAT THE FOLLOWING AT YOUR REQUEST.  (NOTE: USE ONLY IN RESPONSE TO VERIFY.)
33 MESSAGE THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE REQUIRES RECORDING.  (NOTE: DO NOT USE THIS PROWORD ON NETS USED PRIMARILY FOR CONVEYING MESSAGES, BUT WHEN PASSING MESSAGES ON TACTICAL OR REPORTING NETS.)
34 MORE TO FOLLOWS THE TRANSMITTING STATION HAS ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC FOR THE RECEIVING STATION.
35 NEGATIVE (NEGAT) NO.  CANCEL MESSAGE(S) SENT BY THE DELAYED EXECUTIVE METHOD.  (NOTE: NEGAT CAN BE USED TO CANCEL A SINGLE MESSAGE OR A GROUP OF MESSAGES AWAITING EXECUTION.)
36 NO PLAY DURING EXERCISES, USE THE PROWORD NO PLAY TO DISTINGUISH REAL WORLD ACTIVITY FROM MESSAGES RELATING TO EXERCISE PLAY (E.G., AN ACTUAL EMERGENCY OR CASUALTY).  TO USE, PRECEDE NO PLAY WITH THE EXERCISE'S CODE NAME.
37 NOTHING HEARD USE WHEN  YOU RECEIVE NO REPLY FROM A CALLED STATION.
38 NUMBER STATION SERIAL NUMBER.
39 OUT USE TO END A TRANSMISSION WHEN NO REPLY IS REQUIRED OR EXPECTED.
40 OVER USE TO END A TRANSMISSION WHEN A RESPONSE IS REQUIRED.  GO AHEAD AND TRANSMIT YOUR REPLY.
41 PRIORITY PRIORITY MESSAGE PRECEDENCE.
42 READ BACK REPEAT THIS ENTIRE TRANSMISSION EXACTLY AS RECEIVED.
43 RELAY (TO) TRANSMIT THIS MESSAGE TO ALL ADDRESSEES IMMEDIATELY AFTER THIS PROWORD.  (NOTE: THE ADDRESS COMPONENT IS MANDATORY WHEN USING THIS PROWORD.)
44 RELAY THROUGH RELAY YOUR MESSAGE THROUGH CALL SIGN (...).
45 ROGER I HAVE SATISFACTORILY RECEIVED YOUR LAST TRANSMISSION.
46 ROUTINE ROUTINE MESSAGE PRECEDENCE.
47 SAY AGAIN REPEAT ALL OF YOUR TRANSMISSION.  NOTE: YOU CAN MODIFY THIS PROWRD TO REQUEST A REPEAT OF MESSAGE PORTIONS (E.G., SAY AGAIN ALL AFTER (...) / SAY AGAIN ALL BEFORE (...)).
48 SEND YOUR (...) I AM READY TO RECEIVE YOUR MESSAGE, REPORT, ETC.  (NOTE: USE ONLY IN REPLY TO THE OFFER OF A MESSAGE, REPORT, ETC. ON TACTICAL OR REPORTING NETS.)
49 SERVICE THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS A SERVICE MESSAGE.
50 SIGNALS THE FOLLOWING GROUPS ARE FROM A TACTICAL SIGNAL BOOK.  (NOTE: DO NOT USE THIS PROWORD ON NETS USED PRIMARILY FOR CONVEYING TACTICAL SIGNALS, BUT WHEN PASSING TACTICAL SIGNALS ON NON-TACTICAL NETS.)
51 SILENCE (REPEATED THREE OR MORE TIMES) IMMEDIATELY CEASE TRANSMISSION ON THIS NET.  MAINTAIN SILENCE UNTIL LIFTED.  (NOTE:  THIS TRANSMISSION MUST BE PROPERLY AUTHENTICATED.)
52 SILENCE LIFTED SILENCE IS LIFTED.  (NOTE: THIS TRANSMISSION MUST BE PROPERLY AUTHENTICATED.)
53 SPEAK SLOWER YOUR TRANSMISSION IS TOO FAST.  REDUCE THE SPEED AT WHICH YOU ARE SPEAKING.
54 THIS IS (...) THIS TRANSMISSION IS FROM THE STATION WHOSE DESIGNATOR IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS.
55 THIS IS A DIRECTED NET THIS NET IS DIRECTED FROM NOW UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
56 THIS IS A FREE NET THIS NET IS FREE FROM NOW UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
57 THROUGH ME RELAY YOURO MESSAGE THROUGH ME.
58 TIME THE FOLLOWING IS THE TIME OR THE MESSAGE'S DATE TIME GROUP (DTG).
59 TO THE ADDRESSEES IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING ARE ADDRESSED FOR ACTION.
60 (...) TO (...) THE PORTION OF THE MESSAGE TO WHICH I REFER IS ALL THAT APPEARS BETWEEN THE GROUPS (...) AND (...).
61 UNKNOWN STATION USE WHEN TRYING TO ESTABLISH COMMUNICATIONS WITH A STATION WHOSE DESIGNATION OR CALL SIGN IS UNKNOWN.
62 USE ABBREVIATED CALL SIGNS ABBREVIATE CALL SIGNS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
63 USE ABBREVIATED PROCEDURE AS CONDITIONS ARE NORMAL, ALL STATIONS MUST USE ABBREVIATED PROCEDURES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
64 USE FULL CALL SIGNS USE FULL CALL SIGNS UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE.
65 USE FULL PROCEDURE AS CONDITIONS ARE NOT NORMAL, ALL STATIONS MUST USE FULL PROCEDURES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
66 VERIFY VERIFY ENTIRE MESSAGE (OR PORTION INDICATED) WITH THE ORIGINATOR, THEN SEND THE CORRECT VERSION.  (NOTE USE ONLY AT THE DISCRETION OF THE ADDRESSEE TO WHICH THE QUESTIONED MESSAGE WAS DIRECTED.)
67 WAIT I MUST PAUSE FOR A FEW SECONDS.
68 WAIT - OUT I MUST PAUSE FOR LONGER THAN A FEW SECONDS.
69 WILCO I HAVE RECEIVED YOUR SIGNAL, UNDERSTAND IT, AND WILL COMPLY.  (NOTE: USED ONLY BY THE ADDRESSEE.)  SINCE THE MEANING OF ROGER IS INCLUDED IN THAT OF WILCO, NEVER USE ROGER AND WILCO TOGETHER.
70 WORD AFTER THE MESSAGE WORD TO WHICH I REFER FOLLOWS (...).
71 WORD BEFORE THE MESSAGE WORD TO WHICH I REFER TO PRECEDES (...).
72 WORDS TWICE NORMALLY USED WHEN COMMUNICATIONS ARE DIFFICULT.  TRANSMIT EACH PHRASE (OR CODE GROUP) TWICE.  (NOTE: YOU CAN USE THIS PROWORD AS AN ORDER, REQUEST, OR AS INFORMATION.)
73 WRONG YOUR LAST TRANSMISSION WAS INCORRECT.  THE CORRECT VERSION IS (...).