CALL SIGN PHONETICS SLOWLY ! PLEASE

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  1. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    You're right! I think I was sidetracked by my own dog, who once heard me use "Dog" as a phonetic, and came running.

    When that happens I always have to show him my two empty hands (meaning, "I have nothing for you!") and then he goes away disappointed.

    So, I don't use "Dog" anymore.
     
  2. KD0BSY

    KD0BSY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yeah, I forgot to put that one in there.

    Someday I'll come up with somthing, or get a vanity call!:)

    George
     
  3. AC0FP

    AC0FP Ham Member QRZ Page

    If someone wants me to answer their CQ then they need to give their callsign clearly! Phonetics are OK but again said clearly. Those who "S L I D E" rapidly through their call attempting to shorten their 2x3 call into a 2x1 or 1x2 will not get an answer, I have better things to do with my time than trying to straighten out their call!

    fp
     
  4. N2RJ

    N2RJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am tired of being logged as N2RZ so I will use November Two Radio Japan.

    And there is no requirement whatsoever to use "the standard" phonetic alphabet. Oh btw there is no "standard" phonetic alphabet. There happens to be one that most hams need but it is by no means "the" standard.
     
  5. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    The ICAO is the standard for some, like the military.

    What do they know? Actually, not much, when it comes to effective voice communications. Luckily most critical comms today is digital and doesn't involve any voices. Good thing.
     
  6. WA4BRL

    WA4BRL Ham Member QRZ Page

    I revently came across the following list. It may be old hat to some, but it was completely new to me. Interesting idea either way. :p

    British Alternative Phonetics

    A for ‘orses ...................... Hay for horses
    B for mutton ..................... Beef or mutton?
    C for miles ........................ See for miles
    D for dentures .................. Teeth or dentures?
    E for ning standard ........... Evening Standard (London newspaper)
    F for vessence .................. Efforvessence
    G for police ...................... Chief of Police
    H for consent ................... Age for consent
    I for novello ..................... Ivor Novello (British song writer, playwright, and actor)
    J for oranges ................... Jaffa oranges
    K for teria ........................ Cafeteria
    L for leather ..................... Hell for leather
    M for sis .......................... Emphasis
    N for lope ........................ Envelope
    O for the wings of a dove .. Oh for the wings of a dove (variant of Psalm 55)
    P for ming seals ............... Performing seals
    Q for snooker .................. Cue for snooker
    R for mo ......................... Half a mo’ (“half a moment”, British for “hang on a minute”)
    S for midable ................... It’s formidable
    T for two ........................ Tea for two (and two for tea))
    U for mizzam ................... Euphemism
    V for la france .................. Vive la France
    W for quits ...................... Double or quits (British version of “double or nothing”)
    X for breakfast ................. Eggs for breakfast
    Y for mistress .................. Wife or mistress
    Z for breezes ................... Zephyr breezes
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2011
  7. N2RJ

    N2RJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sure it is, but the FCC rules did not say we need to use ICAO. It just encourages us to use "a" standard phonetic alphabet.
     
  8. K9STH

    K9STH Platinum Subscriber Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    And for working DX and contests, geographic names have become the defacto standard phonetic alphabet for the serious operator.

    Glen, K9STH
     
  9. N5MDT

    N5MDT Ham Member QRZ Page

    To each his own... ARES uses one standard and Contesters use a different one. I'm ok with that. Each has its own purpose and works well in the environment where it is used.

    quityerbitchen.
     
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