cover the duties of a lookout and the reporting of bearings,
ranges, and position angles.
What is the maximum position angle at which you can
report an aircraft?
How would you report an aircraft that is 40 degrees
above the horizon?
As a sound-powered telephone talker, you serve as the central
nerve of the ship. Without you and the other phone talkers who
send and receive information between the various stations, the
ship cannot operate efficiently and safely.
The quality of the information transmitted depends entirely
on how well you perform your job. Become familiar with the
phone talker rules and procedures discussed in this chapter.
Memorize the phonetic alphabet; the pronunciation of numerals;
and the reporting procedures for bearings, ranges, and position
Make it your goal to be the best phone talker on the