[amsat-bb] Re: ITU Phonetics - Kilo
tnetcenter at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 17:33:50 PDT 2011
Since MOST of us aren't civil aviators, I suggest we use the ITU Phonetic
alphabet like everybody else does. It's the same for those of you that
don't know that or what ICAO stands for.
Juliet Echo Foxtrot Foxtrot -- Kilo Echo Seven Alpha Charlie Yankee
----- Original Message ----- From: "Glen Zook" <gzook at yahoo.com>
The problem is that the "standard" ICAO phonetics are problematic under
certain circumstances. In the military world the operators are specially
trained to use ICAO phonetics including the "preferred" way to pronounce the
words. Unfortunately, this just doesn't exist in the amateur radio world
and especially in those persons, without any formal training, who do not
have English as their primary language, they have problems with the ICAO
phonetics. That is why geographical names work better when working DX. For
stateside use, at least in my opinion, the ICAO phonetics are definitely
Again, geographical names have become the defacto "standard" where working
DX is concerned.
--- On Sun, 4/10/11, John Becker <w0jab at big-river.net> wrote:
There is a "STANDARD" why not use it??? (that was a question)
My navy training just rubs me the wrong way when I hear some of the "words"
being used by some.
Could be the "reason" your call went unanswered.
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