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Re: Use of Phonetics - Was UO-14 Phonetics?



2 X1 have been around since 1978. The worst is working
DX, where ZERO often gets heard as Kilo.  Wish they
would have chosen a better phonetic for K.  I was N0EP
at least once tonight on UO14

73s John NE0P

--- Scott Townley <nx7u@arrl.net> wrote:
> 1. I think "Germany" for "G" has Queen beat.  I
> don't know how many times 
> I've caught myself writing "J" after hearing
> "Germany"...
> 2. Even though I almost always give my call
> phonetically "November X-ray 
> Seven United"--about 20% of the time it is copied
> "November Seven X-ray 
> United".  Go figure...2x1 calls have only been
> around since, what, 1983?  I 
> wonder how many QSLs N7XU gets of mine?
> 
> No United isn't standard ICAO but it's a football
> bias... :-)
> 
> At 20:50 2003-02-26, Jon Ogden wrote:
> >on 2/26/03 9:17 PM, Joel Black at w4jbb@charter.net
> wrote:
> >
> > > Have you ever noticed how one letter in the
> phonetic alphabet does not 
> > sound
> > > like any other?  There's a reason for that -
> lack of confusion.
> >
> >Actually while ideally this is the case, it's not
> always so under bad signal
> >conditions.
> >
> >I held KE9NA before my current call.  Echo and
> Delta sound a LOT alike under
> >QRM and QSB.  You'd be surprised.  With NA9D I get
> Delta and Alpha mixed up.
> >The difference between Delta and Alpha phonetically
> isn't much.  Denmark is
> >better but even then it gets screwed up!
> >
> >Then people don't use the correct phonetics for all
> letters anyhow.  The
> >worst is Queen instead of Quebec.
> >
> >73,
> >
> >Jon
> >NA9D
> >-------------------------------------
> >Jon Ogden
> >NA9D (ex: KE9NA)
> >
> >Citizen of the People's Democratic Republik of
> Illinois
> >
> >Life Member: ARRL, NRA
> >Member:  AMSAT, DXCC
> >
> >http://www.qsl.net/na9d   <- Updated on 1/22/03!!!
> >
> >"A life lived in fear is a life half lived."
> >
> >
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> Scott Townley NX7U
> Gilbert, AZ  DM43di
> 
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