[amsat-bb] Re: The Need for Phonetics

Glenn Little WB4UIV glennmaillist at bellsouth.net
Sun Apr 10 16:48:59 PDT 2011

I have to agree!!

The phonetics in the phonetic alphabet were chosen for a reason.
They are very hard to confuse with another letter.

Fancy phonetics have no place in communications that you want understood.

If you want to get a call sign correct use the standard phonetic alphabet.
That way everyone is playing by the same play sheet.

If you like to be misunderstood, continue to use your non standard 
confusing phonetics and you will get your wish.


  At 12:14 PM 4/10/2011, Mark Spencer 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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