Here, Check, Check, Check

Checking the check can sometimes best be shown by example.

Text: "ARL SIXTY ONE LOVE TO ALL" = Check ARL 6

Text: "CALL ME AT 262 284 9346 X 73" = Check 8 (phone number in three parts, X counts as one)

Text: "ARL SEVEN HOW MANY ELECTRIC GENERATORS ARE AVAILABLE QUERY"

= Check ARL 9 (The word, "Query," counts as one.)

Text: "PLEASE ASSIGN THREE OPERATORS TO ARC CENTER BY 1300Z" = Check 9 (Letter group, "ARC," and mixed group, "1300Z," count as one each.)

Text: "SEND THIRTY ONE COPIES OF OPERATING AID FSD218 WITH NEXT OPERATOR" = Check 11 ("Thirty one," is counted as two; mixed group, "FSD218," counts as one.)

Text: "CONTACT RED CROSS AUTHORITY AND OFFER ASSISTANCE OF TWELVE OPERATORS" = Check 10

Text: "ARL EIGHT THREE HTS ARL SEVEN ARL FOURTEEN FLOODING" Check = ARL 9 (Note that the "THREE HTS" fills in the information for "ARL EIGHT.")

Keep counting. It really helps to confirm that the message is accurate, and that's what we do.

73 - K9LGU