[amsat-bb] Re: A0-51 "easy sat"

Ken Owen n6kth at n6kth.com
Wed Feb 27 22:28:58 PST 2008

Thanks for your opinion, but I really disagree.  I often have trouble making
out call signs when people don't use phonetics.  Maybe it's my tin ear or
perhaps I need better ear phones, but why not just use phonetics?  It does
not take much longer, it helps during marginal conditions and it gets passed
tricky accents.  By the way, I wish hams would stick to ITC phonetics,
especially when working DX.

Ken, N6KTH

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 1:36 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: A0-51 "easy sat"

> How about trying to use the more preferred protocol of...
> Callsign phonetically. grid square, op mode
> Like...
> Kilo-Six-Lima-Charlie-Sierra, Delta Mike 13, handheld

On FM, in my opinion, there is no need for phonetics except for
calls with troublesome letters.  Most calls can be heard easily
without using up time with phonetics.


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