View Full Version : Jargon - Numpad

01-22-2007, 02:28 AM
Hey all. A nuub question I have (I am not native English, maybe thats why I miss the point):

What does Numpad x mean when someone says on comms, ie: bandits in Romeo 10, numpad 9

I figure R10 is he grid, but what is numpad 9? Heading of the bandit, your heading to the bandit, altitude, or something else?


01-22-2007, 04:04 AM
Its a simple method of dividing up the map coordinates into smaller blocks. Imagine each grid square on your map (the large ones, labelled B3, C3 etc) divided up into 9 squares in a 3 by 3 grid. Each box numbered as you see it on your keypad.

Thus "D3 keypad 9" means top right of grid D3.
"E4 keypad 5" means the middle of E4, etc.

Hope that helps. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


01-22-2007, 04:19 AM
As simple as it should be.

I greatly appreciate it, thanks!

01-22-2007, 05:22 PM
It is a simple and elegant way to be very specific. Whoever thought of it is borderline genius at least. I just wish everyone would stop saying "keypad" and say "mark" (or something like that). The whole "key" or "num" thing kills the immersion.


01-22-2007, 10:06 PM
on our coms, most just say "delta 6 by 5." i don't hear too much of the "delta 6 keypad 5" or "delta 6 numpad 5" anymore.

that's been my experience.

01-23-2007, 12:53 AM
The short version (d10 by 6) also rings the bell now, didn't know what it meant.

Thanks to all of you.

01-23-2007, 04:16 AM
Personally I see no point in all the extra...

In chat I'll type "F-4-7" and if really adding to it will give alt and heading so "F-4-7 A-1500m H 270".

Same the few times i've been on comms, simply stating "F 4 7 alt 1500 meters heading 270"

It's not really needed to say "numeralpad" or similar, as the maps are so small you pretty much know what is being said.

TgD Thunderbolt56
01-23-2007, 07:33 AM
As long as the people that need to understand actually understand, then it doesn't matter how you say it as long as they understand...understand? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

I guarantee, I can toggle my map, look at my loc and forward the information clearly and concisely MUCH quicker than anyone can type it in chat.

01-23-2007, 07:44 AM
I agree. I'm sure I will use the form I hear from the majority. This sounds to me like different communities have different phrases in use. That's fine this way.

01-24-2007, 11:48 AM
I say "Bravo four point six", or if I'm feeling really obtuse (perhaps not the most co-operative attitude for Teamspeak) "Baker four point six". It makes more sense to say 'point' than 'dash' or 'numpad' from a mathematical perspective I think!