What Do the Words “Roger” and “Wilco” Mean in Radio Communications and How Did They Originate?

During the Second World War, the U.S. Navy used a phonetic alphabet to clarify radio messages.

It began, Alpha, Baker, Charlie, Dog, and went on to include Roger for “R.”

Because “R,” or “Roger,” is the first letter in received, it confirmed that the message was understood.

what do the words roger and wilco mean in radio communications and how did they originate

On the other hand, “Wilco” is a standard military abbreviation for “will comply.”

Voice procedure communications are intended to simplify, standardize, and maximize clarity of spoken communication and reduce misunderstanding.

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