14 Common Phone Mistakes

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

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  1. N9AMI

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    Uh yes there are "proper phonetics" sir. That's Sierra India Romeo
  2. KE8HBV

    KE8HBV Ham Member QRZ Page

    most people use alt phonetics because they are much much easier especially in a contest
  3. K8EEI

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    Unwashed Union Uniform
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2021
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  4. K8EEI

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    Whiskey 7 Triple U sounds pretty good .
  5. W7UUU

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    That works quite often as well. But I never initiate it with DX stations. It's the DX stations in fact that most often come back with "triple U"

    But I always leave it to the other station to decide

    Either way, have the same letter three times does afford advantages: "The station with United - the station with United only please" happens a LOT!

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  6. WA3VJB

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    I disagree with their portrayal in #10 as a mistake.

    On AM, where this courtesy prevails, people in a roundtable will sometimes forget who's next. By the time they realize it might not be their turn, they un-key and check whether in fact, someone else has already begun transmitting. This saves several minutes, on average, of two stations talking at once.

    The courtesy of "let me see if I am doubling with someone," also is offered when a roundtable is only loosely structured; i.e. when there is no rigid taking of turns. The chance is far higher of doubling with someone, and it's polite to keep that in mind, and unkey to defer to the other guy.
  7. N4MXZ

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    Norway 4 Mexico Xray Zimbabwe :D
  8. K7KBN

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    Double U 7 Triple U?:rolleyes:
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  9. W2BDN

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    W2BDN for ID.:)
  10. K8EEI

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    4ID ? That's Philippines
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