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SNFO/SWSO VOICE COMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER ONE
9.  POPEYE - Used to tell a controller that you are in clouds (IMC) and cannot see the traffic
the controller is calling.
Example
ATC:
"BUCK 712, traffic at your three o'clock, 8000."
SNFO/SWSO:
"BUCK 712, popeye."
10. RECYCLE - Reset your transponder. Indicates that ATC is not properly receiving your
IFF.
Example
CONTROLLER:
"BUCK 712, recycle transponder, squawk 2321."
11. RTB - Acronym meaning "return to base".
12. SWEET - Valid IFF response received.
13. TALLY or TALLY HO - I have gained visual contact with a possible enemy.
Example
CONTROLLER:
"KATT 821, traffic, twelve o'clock, 2 miles,
three thousand, Mig-29."
"KATT 821, tally."
SNFO/SWSO:
14. VISUAL - I have gained visual contact with a friendly aircraft.
Example
ATC:
"KATT 821, traffic, twelve o'clock, 2 miles, three
thousand, T-2."
SNFO/SWSO:
"KATT 821, visual."
15. WOXOF - Pronounced "wock-soff". An acronym signifying poor weather, meaning
literally that the weather is zero ceiling obscured, zero visibility due to fog.
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