[amsat-bb] Re: ITU Phonetics - Kilo
Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF
nigel at ngunn.net
Sun Apr 10 16:05:23 PDT 2011
I found, some years ago when just a visitor to the US, that the format of the call was much more important than the
I took part in field day using my UK call which properly should have been W/G8IFF, Whiskey Slash Golf Eight India
Most had problems with W/G8IFF, G8IFF/W was no better.
It wasn't until I used "G8IFF Portable W8" that the requests for repeats stopped.
Nobody queried the G call but most had problems with a W/ call.
On 10-Apr-11 22:57, Glen Zook wrote:
> If you want to get technical, geographic names has been a "standard" much longer than the ICAO phonetics. However, it is fine with me if you insist on using the ICAO phonetics when in a DX pileup. That just means that I am generally going to work the DX first!
> As I keep saying, there is a place for ICAO phonetics and there is a place for geographic names. I do use ICAO phonetics when working stateside and generally with operators who speak English as their primary language. But, when in a pileup trying to work a DX station I definitely switch to geographical names because I work the DX MUCH sooner!
> Glen, K9STH
> Website: http://k9sth.com
> --- On Sun, 4/10/11, John Becker<w0jab at big-river.net> wrote:
>> From: John Becker<w0jab at big-river.net>
>> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ITU Phonetics - Kilo
>> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
>> Date: Sunday, April 10, 2011, 4:43 PM
>> At 02:34 PM 4/10/2011, you wrote:
>>> Again, geographical names have become the defacto
>> "standard" where working DX is concerned.
>> So we are having a QSO and I tell you my QTH is Louisiana,
>> and you then think to yourself "say what" followed be "does
>> not compute"
>> Look it up at QRZ dot com.
>> Again there is nothing wrong with the standard
>> I for one will never use your "de facto" standard when
>> there is already one
>> that has been in use for years and years and years.
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Nigel A. Gunn, 1865 El Camino Drive, Xenia, OH 45385-1115, USA. tel +1 937 825 5032
Amateur Radio G8IFF W8IFF (was KC8NHF 9H3GN), e-mail nigel at ngunn.net www http://www.ngunn.net
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