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> Sierra Golf One Niner?
iacon
post Jul 20th 2009, 4:51 AM
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What's the Niner on the end for? I've heard Jack identify SG-1 as this several times.

I know niner is how you say 9 in the NATO phonetic alphabet... But they're SG-1, not SG-19.

Anyone know?
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post Jul 20th 2009, 2:27 PM
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I have seen some speculation about this in the past. Most have preferred to conclude that "niner" is the code for "leader", since it was used in the same manner by SG-3 as well in a later episode, and for SG-11, if I'm not mistaken, in the form of Sierra Golf Three Niner and Sierra Golf One One Niner.

If this is not the case, it may be some secret code or other means of identification with no real sense to us, that is suppose to make them seem more "militaristic". 1.gif
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post Jul 21st 2009, 2:49 AM
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QUOTE(KillerMarv @ Jul 20th 2009, 1:27 PM) *

I have seen some speculation about this in the past. Most have preferred to conclude that "niner" is the code for "leader", since it was used in the same manner by SG-3 as well in a later episode, and for SG-11, if I'm not mistaken, in the form of Sierra Golf Three Niner and Sierra Golf One One Niner.

If this is not the case, it may be some secret code or other means of identification with no real sense to us, that is suppose to make them seem more "militaristic". 1.gif

That does make some sense. Thanks!
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post Jul 21st 2009, 3:05 AM
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It's all to do with communications. Niner is said to avoid any confusion between different nationalities during wartime exercises. Niner is used instead of nine - the pronounciation of "nine" is the same as the pronounciation of "Nein" (no) in German.
Sometimes "Fife" replaces five and "Tree" replaces three.
Though in the case of SG-1, that explanation is neither here nor there. I always took it be an altenative for "Over".
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post Jul 21st 2009, 1:17 PM
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QUOTE(Dafmeister @ Jul 21st 2009, 2:05 AM) *

It's all to do with communications. Niner is said to avoid any confusion between different nationalities during wartime exercises. Niner is used instead of nine - the pronounciation of "nine" is the same as the pronounciation of "Nein" (no) in German.

Yes. This I know.
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post Oct 17th 2009, 5:07 PM
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QUOTE(Dafmeister @ Jul 21st 2009, 9:05 AM) *

It's all to do with communications. Niner is said to avoid any confusion between different nationalities during wartime exercises. Niner is used instead of nine - the pronounciation of "nine" is the same as the pronounciation of "Nein" (no) in German.
Sometimes "Fife" replaces five and "Tree" replaces three.
Though in the case of SG-1, that explanation is neither here nor there. I always took it be an altenative for "Over".

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post Nov 10th 2009, 3:21 PM
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another thing... SG-3 was radioing SG-6 in an ep: Renolds[?] says SG-3 niner... no SG-39 so its instead of over

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post Aug 23rd 2010, 5:03 PM
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I wast just looking for an explanation about this and landed in this forum.

I was speculating about it being a code for the rank or position within the SG team, pretty much like KillerMarv suggested.

Episode 11 of season 3
O'Neill: SG-3-S(sierra), this is SG-1-9(niner), what's your status?

It appears to be used only when communicating from one SG team to another over radio...

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