Statement of relevance: In this lesson you will be taught the basic procedures of RATEL.
You are taught this so you are able to withhold the three principles of RATEL in the field.
By the end of the lesson you will have reached a competent standard.
You will be taught the three principles of RATEL, Security, Accuracy and Discipline, the phonetic alphabet/numerical figures and appointment titles.
Now I will run through the phonetic alphabet as well as pronouncing numbers on the net.
Phonetic Alphabet: When it is necessary to identify any letter of the alphabet whilst on the net the phonetic alphabet must be used. (Go through with the phonetic alphabet)
When numerals are transmitted by ratel, they are to be correctly pronounced.
TABLE 4-2. Pronouncing Numerals
1. 1 Wun (with emphasis on N)
2. 2 Too (with sharp T and long O as in MOO)
3. 3 Thuh-ree (with short U, slight rolling of R and long E)
4. 4 Fo-wer (with long O as in FOE)
5. 5 Fi-yiv (emphasising the consonants, with a long i
for the first syllable [as in PIE] and a short one for
the second [as in GIVE])
6. 6 Six (with emphasis on X)
7. 7 Seven
8. 8 Ate (with long A as in MATE)
9. 9 Niner (with long i [as in PIE] and emphasising each N)
10. 10 Zero
When the conditions on the radio net are poor, i.e. distorted, the numbers are to be said by digits.
Example. Forty four is FIGURES Four Four one thousand and eighty three is FIGURES 1083
Now I will run through the three principles of RATEL, Security, Accuracy and Discipline.

Radio transmissions are valuable sources of intelligence for the enemy. Information intercepted from radio nets could help opposing forces to discover friendly disposition and deduce plans for battle. That’s where security comes in.
Users must observe the following rules in
the interests of security:
a. Think before speaking. Is the transmission really necessary?
Having produced the shortest possible message,
think again about the details...