[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT-Fox?

Anthony Monteiro aa2tx at comcast.net
Wed Mar 2 16:57:56 PST 2011

Hey Clint,

You wouldn't really want us to call the satellite "Foxtrot"
would you? Think about the logo! Would you have us
"Dancing with the stars...?" :)

Tony AA2TX
AMSAT VP Engineering

>-----Original Message-----
>From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
>Behalf Of Clint Bradford
>Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 12:13 AM
>Subject: [amsat-bb] AMSAT-Fox?
>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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