[amsat-bb] Re: The Need for Phonetics
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".
--- 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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