[amsat-bb] Re: ITU Phonetics - Kilo

Bob- W7LRD w7lrd at comcast.net
Sun Apr 10 23:25:59 PDT 2011

I just broke my Delta-echo-lima-echo-tango-echo key 
73 Bob W7LRD 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roger Kolakowski" <Rogerkola at aol.com> 
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org 
Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2011 10:52:51 PM 
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ITU Phonetics - Kilo 

Until they start "correcting" names and Bombay becomes Mumbai and Peking 
becomes Beijing... 


On 4/10/2011 6:57 PM, 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 
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