It's not the first time this has happened...

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KM6CND, Jul 14, 2019.

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  1. WA9SVD

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    Just WHAT are "non-standard" phonetics? PLEASE, tell us what is the "standard" phonetic list (as mandated by the FCC. perhaps?):confused:
     
  2. WB2WIK

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    I like non-"standard" phonetics which reflect the op's other hobbies, or perhaps his career.

    I remember well from my old 2m "AM" days in the 1960s there was an op on Long Island who had a big signal on two meters, W2RUZ: "Radium, Uranium, Zirconium." Those were the phonetics he always used. I finally asked him about his phonetics and found out he was a physicist.:) As nutty as it sounds, his callsign was really hard to forget and nobody had to ask him to repeat the call when it was given phonetically.
     
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  3. W4IOA

    W4IOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    You know this is never a problem with FT8
     
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  4. WD4IGX

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    rofl.gif

    It does have that going for it, granted!
     
  5. KA2CZU

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    nor is having a fun conversation :D
     
  6. WA9SVD

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    It's NEVER a "fun" conversation if each can't understand the other station's call correctly!:(:rolleyes:
     
  7. N2EY

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    The standard phonetic list is:

    ALFA
    BRAVO
    CHARLIE
    DELTA
    ECHO
    FOXTROT
    GOLF
    HOTEL
    INDIA
    JULIETT
    KILO
    LIMA
    MIKE
    NOVEMBER
    OSCAR
    PAPA
    QUEBEC
    ROMEO
    SIERRA
    TANGO
    UNIFORM
    VICTOR
    WHISKEY
    XRAY
    YANKEE
    ZEBRA

    That's been the standard for decades.

    But that doesn't mean amateurs have to use it.

    Heck, for HF/MF use in Amateur Radio, the PL-259, SO-239 and 50 ohm coaxial cable have been the standard for 60+ years. But that doesn't mean amateurs have to use them.
     
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  8. K8AI

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    I don't care what phonetics another station uses as long as they don't use EBONICS!
     
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  9. KA2CZU

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    well, this discussion has been going on a long long time
     

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  10. WA9SVD

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    Is that the "new" standard?:D:rolleyes:
     
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