[amsat-bb] Re: The Need for Phonetics

John Geiger aa5jg at fidmail.com
Sun Apr 10 18:53:53 PDT 2011

I have found that Japan works much better than Juliet for the letter J. 
People keep hearing Juliet as India.  don't know why, they don't sound 
anything alike, but that is what happens.

73s John AA5JG

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Shorney" <jshorney at inebraska.com>
To: "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 1:38 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: The Need for Phonetics

> On Sun, 10 Apr 2011 17:52:37 -0700, Jeff Moore wrote:
>>This is a bunch of baloney!
>>Stick to the standard and it will work fine.
> Experience trumps experts. I have a friend who's name went into the log as
> "Dred" because a South American ham kept hearing "Golf" as "Dog". So much 
> for
> standards.
> I'll repeat my call several times to weak DX with the "standard" phonetics
> before switching to Geo name phonetics, which almost always get through in 
> the
> first try. I'd rather be able to log the contact than please the standard
> bearers.
> Or maybe I should just use the amplifier more often....
> 73
> -Jim
> --
> It's been said that if you give a million monkeys a typewriter each, one 
> of them will eventually type Shakespeare. Thanks to the Internet, we now 
> know this isn't true.
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