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Old 5th Dec 2019, 1:42 am   #330
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Default Re: Technology related anachronisms on TV and in films etc.

Originally Posted by Test Desk View Post
Originally Posted by colly0410 View Post
The one that annoys me is when they say "over & out." We were told on the first day of my army signallers course "if you say over & out you're on a charge."
I never really understood that. How were you told to end a radio communication? Was it " all received and out"?
Or Roger. Out.
I don't think an "and" adds anything useful.

Civil aviation is very light on procedural words, and does very well without them. The key thing is for an aircraft to give its call-sign at the end of every transmission.

Over & out makes no sense. Why would you invite the other station to transmit when in the same breath you have ended the conversation, and released the channel for other traffic?
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