1. The Relay is there for ease of recording. Basically, COs are instructed to have all whispers go to their intended targets, their own ship, and the relay, so that a client that’s recording there gets to listen to everything. It’s also useful if you’re an observer.
2. The ship in general. There are a couple of exceptions, but most of the comms chatter is formatted kinda like “Phoenix to Lancer, the idea is to wait for the fighters to dock back, and then the order will be Foxtrot 3″
3. Last names, first names, or both. Whatever works best for you.
4. Normally you’re expected to tag both primary and current. For example, <Name> | Sci @Wea