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FLAGS, SEMAPHORE, RADIO SPEAK, AND MORSE CODE BRIEF GUIDE


This used with written permission from Ieuan Dolby and are taken from Seamania
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A one page quick guide to semaphore, morse code, radio speak and the flags found on most ships.

There is alot more that goes with each system/code but I present here only the most important factors - I make no claim otherwise.

Just for the fun of it...........so use and enjoy but for greater accuracy I suggest that other sources are found..

FLAG

SYMBOL

RADIO LINGO

MORSE CODE

SEMAPHORE

SIGNAL FLAG

A

Alpha

. -

LH down RH low

Diver below/I am undergoing speed trials

B

Bravo

-...

LH down; RH out

I am loading/discharging explosives

C

Charlie

-.-.

LH down; RH high

Affirmative

D

Delta

-..

LH down; RH up or LH up; RH down

Keep Clear/I am manouvering with difficulty

E

Echo

.

LH high; RH down

I am altering course to Starboard

F

Foxtrot

..-.

LH out; RH down

I am disabled, communicate with me

G

Golf

--.

LH low; RH down

I require a Pilot

H

Hotel

....

LH across low; RH out

I have a Pilot onboard

I

India

..

LH across low; RH up

I am altering course to Port

J

Juliet

.---

LH out ; RH up

I am going to send a message by Semaphore

K

Kilo

-.-

LH up; RH low

Stop your vessel immediately

L

Lima

.-..

LH high; RH low

Stop immediately, I need to communicate

M

Mike

--

LH out; RH low

I have a Doctor nnboard

N

November

-.

LH low; RH low

Negative

O

Oscar

---

LH across high; RH out

Man Overboard

P

Papa

.--.

LH up; RH out

Vessel about to depart/your lights are out

Q

Quebec

--.-

LH high; RH out

My vessel is healthy

R

Romeo

.-.

LH out; RH out

My way is off, You may pass me slowly

S

Sierra

...

LH low; RH out

My engines are full astern

T

Tango

-

LH up; RH high

Do not pass ahead of me

U

Uniform

..-

LH high; RH high

You are standing into danger

V

Victor

...-

LH low; RH up

I require assistance

W

Whisky

.--

LH out; RH across high

I require medical assistance

X

X-ray

-..-

LH low; RH across high

Stop your movements and watch for my signals

Y

Yankee

-.--

LH out; RH high

I carry mail

Z

Zulu

--..

LH out; RH across low

To call or address shore stations

0

 

-----

LH up; RH low

 

1

 

.----

LH down RH low

 

2

 

..---

LH down; RH out

 

3

 

...--

LH down; RH hig

 

4

 

....-

LH down; RH up - or LH up; RH down

 

5

 

.....

LH high; RH down

 

6

 

-....

LH out; RH down

 

7

 

--...

LH low; RH down

 

8

 

---..

LH across low; RH out

 

9

 

----.

LH across low; RH up

 

 

Full Stop

 

.-.-.-

 

 

 

Comma

 

--..--

 

 

 

Query

 

..--..

 

 

 

Numerical Sign

 

 

LH high; RH up

 

 

Annul Sign

 

 

LH low; RH high

 

 

Error

 

 

LH and RH raised and lowered together

 

 

Alphabet

 

 

LH out ; RH up

 

Answer

 

 

 

 

Substitute 1

 

 

 

 

Substitute 2

 

 

 

 

Substitute 3

 

 

 

 


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