[amsat-bb] AMSAT-Fox?

Clint Bradford clintbradford at mac.com
Tue Mar 1 21:13:11 PST 2011

OK - I'll ask. Why is this satellite not named, "AMSAT-Foxtrot?"

It was about 1956 that the U.S. military did away with "Fox" in lieu of "Foxtrot" for its phonetic alphabet. Even the English army did away with "Fox"over 50 years ago.

The ITU and militaries cite the sixth letter of the phonetic alphabet as "Foxtrot." Whose phonetic alphabet do we use to name AMSAT satellites?

Clint Bradford

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