14 Common Phone Mistakes

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K8QS, Mar 9, 2021.

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  1. KN4USA

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    Won't happen. Too many of "us" thinkk we are better then others and can do what we want. Or think we sound cool using some catchy word that goes along with where, who or what we are.
     
  2. K3XR

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    I got my license from the FCC not the ARRL. There's nothing wrong with using the phonetic alphabet you posted just as there is nothing wrong with using one you make up.

    It's difficult to believe that anyone reading the different threads on the topic of phonetics has not read the applicable section of the FCC rules and regs which has been posted a number of times in these threads.
    "(2) By a phone emission in the English language. Use of a phonetic alphabet as an aid for correct station identification is encouraged;"

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/47/97.119

    At the risk of being redundant "a phonetic alphabet" is not a specific phonetic alphabet. Where did you get your license?
     
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  3. N4MXZ

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    Beyond the proscriptions of Part 97, the Communications Act, and any applicable Federal, state or local law, we can indeed do what we want. :p
    I like sounding cool. :D
     
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  4. AD5HR

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    In my call, Hotel and Romeo really suck!
    Ham Radio, Home Run, Hot Rod, or Honolulu Radio ALWAYS works better!
     
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  5. KN4USA

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    Post all of it. Come on... You can do it...
     
  6. K3XR

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    That's the purpose of the link. Go on ...you can click it!
     
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  7. N4MXZ

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    That seems rather rather patronizing, as did your "Post all of it. Come on... You can do it..."
    I guess when your argument is based on what you apparently feel, rather than any empirical fact, you have to resort to left handed personal attacks.

    Just because the ARRL publishes a "suggestion" as to the use of phonetics, in no way does it make that obligatory. The ARRL does not make rules for Amateur Radio. Further, the ARRL does not even represent an appreciable number of US Amateurs.
    In 2018, there were 755,430 licensed Amateurs in the United States. According to their own annual report, ARRL membership totaled 156,899. That means that less 21% of licensees are members of the League.
    Therefore, trying to invoke the ARRL as authoritative support for your argument, including the possible inference that it represents the will of the majority, in this instance, is fallacy. ;)
     
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  8. WD4IGX

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    The ARRL is not a rule making body.
     
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  9. N4MXZ

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    It is always best to keep your preferred phonetics close at hand. :D
     
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