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Re: US Coast Guard Radio Usage
The same can be said for bridge operators in certain places. Anyone required to communicate over the radio should be required to take a course in clear enunciation and how to speak INTO the freaking mike.
The police dispatchers and EMS dispatchers around here used to load their mouths with biscuits or something before every call, when we had the towing service here I would get unintelligible, possibly urgent, radio calls very often, and would be forced to say "10-9" very often. Finally the centralized dispatch started making them spit the largest part of their lunch or snack out I guess, because after a while they got better. At least I hope they did, because otherwise that means I can now understand them.
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