[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT-Fox?

Dee morsesat at optonline.net
Wed Mar 2 10:56:36 PST 2011

As long as our engineers are sitting down and designing something for us,
they can call it what they want.  I think the term "Fox" is OK in my book.
I don't see any F only in the naming scheme.  (all in jest, Clint)
Delta Echo Echo,  November Bravo (two) Foxtrot 

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 12:13 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AMSAT-Fox?

OK - I'll ask. Why is this satellite not named, "AMSAT-Foxtrot?"

It was about 1956 that the U.S. military did away with "Fox" in lieu of
"Foxtrot" for its phonetic alphabet. Even the English army did away with
"Fox"over 50 years ago.

The ITU and militaries cite the sixth letter of the phonetic alphabet as
"Foxtrot." Whose phonetic alphabet do we use to name AMSAT satellites?

Clint Bradford

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