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Old 20-07-2018, 08:44   #1
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Over and out

I've just received a marketing email from a mobile (cell phone) service provider that ended with 'Over and out'. Am I the only one that cringes whenever I see or hear that expression?
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Roger that. Who is Roger anyway
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Roger that.
OK, so you can read and have understood his post. but do you agree with the OP?
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Who is Roger anyway
Roger is an old Romeo.


(pre 1957 revision of the NATO phonetic alphabet)
based on the Morse signal "R" for "Received" used in early aviation communications.
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Re: Over and out

To the OP: Affirmative.


It was with great trepidation that I opened this thread, expecting to see a cringe worthy initial post by someone unfamiliar with correct radio procedure. Thankfully, I was mistaken about the initial post.
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Re: Over and out

This only bothers pedantic types who get upset when someone doesn't understand the meaning of standard procedures or doesn't think it's okay to be flexible with them.


Me, for example.
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Re: Over and out

I get a chuckle out of it.

Better still, hearing old-time CB lingo on a marine VHF channel.

"You got yer ears on?" "10-4 good buddy."
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This only bothers pedantic types who get upset when someone doesn't understand the meaning of standard procedures or doesn't think it's okay to be flexible with them.
When the "standard procedures" are there for safety reasons, then yep, that's pedantic me!
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Re: Over and out

I am OK with it.

I use it when I want the other party to stop pestering me with their life story.

Otherwise I say 'this is so and so, standing by on channel 16'.

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I've just received a marketing email from a mobile (cell phone) service provider that ended with 'Over and out'. Am I the only one that cringes whenever I see or hear that expression?
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10-4 ...
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Definitely. I winced seeing the thread title in the sidebar.
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Roger that. Who is Roger anyway


Actually, Roger was a rabbit.
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When the "standard procedures" are there for safety reasons, then yep, that's pedantic me!


And what would that “safety reason” be?
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(pre 1957 revision of the NATO phonetic alphabet)
based on the Morse signal "R" for "Received" used in early aviation communications.
We were still using it in my time along with Sunray for the CO etc.

I have no idea why because every Tom, Dick and Harry knew who you were talking about, even the Ruskies.

So who was Tom, Dick and Harry? other than the 3 escape tunnels.

No one talks on the radios now, it's all very boring. What happened to the:

"Hello one, this is another one" at 2am on a cold night resulting in sniggers all round. Normally followed by "Mary had a little lamb......" Zero, the net controller would go mad but no one would ever own up.
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Willco.
I Thought that Wilco was actually proper radio usage?

what bothers me is the incessant requests for radio checks on Ch 16, or kids on the radio.Im sure parents think it's cute
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