RIC-22 — General Radiotelephone Operating Procedures

Appendix A - Procedural Words and Phrases

Procedural Words and Phrases
Word or Phrase Meaning
ACKNOWLEDGE Let me know that you have received and understood this message.
AFFIRMATIVE Yes, or permission granted.
BREAK Indicates the separation between portions of the message. (To be used where there is no clear distinction between the text and other portions of the message.)
CHANNEL Change to channel ... before proceeding.
CLEARED Authorized to proceed under the conditions specified.
CONFIRM Have I received the following ... or
Did you receive the message?
CORRECTION An error has been made in this transmission (message indicated). The correct version is....
DISREGARD Consider this transmission as not sent.
GO AHEAD Proceed with your message.
HOW DO YOU READ? What is the readability of my transmission?
I SAY AGAIN Self-explanatory (use instead of "I REPEAT").
MAYDAY The spoken word for distress communications.
MAYDAY RELAY The spoken word for the distress relay signal.
MONITOR Listen on (frequency).
NEGATIVE No, or that is not correct, or I do not agree.
OUT Conversation is ended and no response is expected.
OVER My transmission is ended and I expect a response from you.
PAN PAN The spoken word for urgency communications.
READ BACK Repeat all, or the specified part of this message back to me exactly as received (do not use the word "REPEAT").
ROGER I have received all of your last transmission.
ROGER NUMBER I have received your message Number __.
SAY AGAIN Self-explanatory. (Do not use the word "REPEAT".)
STAND BY I must pause for a few seconds or minutes, please wait and I will call you.
SEELONCE An international expression to indicate that silence has been imposed on the frequency due to a distress situation.
SEELONCE FEENEE An international expression to indicate that the distress situation has ended.
SEELONCE MAYDAY An international expression to advise that a distress situation is in progress. The command comes from the station in control of the distress traffic.
THAT IS CORRECT Self-explanatory.
VERIFY Check coding, check text with originator and send correct version.
WILCO Your instructions received, understood and will be complied with.
WORDS TWICE (a) As a request: Communication is difficult, please send each word, or group of words, twice.

(b) As information: Since communication is difficult, I will send each word or group of words, twice.

Appendix B - Radio Station Licences

Unless otherwise exempted, all radio stations in Canada must be licensed by the Minister of Industry Canada. Please consult your local Industry Canada office for details.

The licence (or copy thereof) must be made available at the request of an Industry Canada inspector.

The radio station licence generally specifies the call sign of the station, the frequencies to be used for transmitting and any special conditions under which the station should be operated.

To obtain a radio station licence, a completed licence application form with the prescribed fee should be submitted to Industry Canada. To be eligible for licensing in Canada, radio equipment must be type-approved or found to be technically acceptable for licensing by the Department.

Station licence fees are due on April 1 of each year. Billing notices are mailed to licensees directly from departmental headquarters in Ottawa.

Note: Any person who establishes a radio station without a radio authorization is liable, on summary conviction, in the case of an individual, to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or to both, or, in the case of a corporation, to a fine not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars.

Inquiries concerning radio licensing may be directed to any of the district offices of Industry Canada. For current address and telephone numbers, please refer to Radiocommunication Information Circular 66 - Addresses and Telephone Numbers of Regional and District Offices RIC-66). A copy of RIC-66 can be obtained at: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01742.html.