[amsat-bb] Re: The Need for Phonetics

Glen Zook gzook at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 10 09:32:36 PDT 2011

Although some people say kilowatt is two words, it definitely is not.  In over 50 years of using "kilowatt" as a phonetic I have not once had a station think it is KW.  Kilowatt makes it through QRM and QSB a LOT better than "kilo".  Some operators do use "Kansas" or "Korea" for the letter "K".

Glen, K9STH

Website:  http://k9sth.com

--- On Sun, 4/10/11, Mark Spencer <mspencer12345 at yahoo.ca> wrote:

The use of Kilowatt as a phonetic is a pet peeve of mine especially where there is a brief pause between kilo and watt.   When I hear kilo I assume the letter k is being represented, then when I hear watt I have to decide if the sender is also representing the letter w or not.
It seems overly confusing to me.

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