14 Common Phone Mistakes

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  1. N3EG

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    Phone mistakes:
    -Butt Dialing
    -Drunk Texting
    -Hanging up on your girlfriend
    -Autocorrect

    and the list goes on...
     
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  2. WA8FOZ

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    Why Allow Eight Fat Old Zombies?
     
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  3. AG6QR

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    That's great as a mnemonic, lousy as phonetics.

    A mnemonic is to address the problem of remembering a callsign. It needs to be memorable, so it's always original, nonstandard, and ideally a bit humorous.

    Phonetics are to address the problem of understandability on a potentially noisy channel. It's best if it's standard, clear, and unambiguous. "Why" is a particularly bad word to use for a phonetic, because it sounds too much like "Y".

    There are good reasons to use both of them. They aren't often interchangable, though.
     
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  4. NM9K

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    I'm glad the bulk of you covered it.

    As soon as he said "Queen Sugar," I turned it off.
     
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  5. F1RAF

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  6. KQ8W

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    Agreed. Two people can listen but if they let up at the same time thinking it is their turn, doubling can still happen.
     
  7. N1IPU

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    I got chastised by my fifth grade teacher when she asked me to spell something out loud and I used phonetics. I grew up surrounded by fighter pilots and practically lived at the airport so it just came naturally. She gave me a hard time the rest of the year and she is the reason I challenge authority and have little time for opinionated women.

     
  8. KQ8W

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    Ah, phone autocorrect and a minute too late to edit my post! I meant to say:

    Two people can listen but if they key up at the same time thinking it is their turn, doubling can still happen.
    Reminds me of my old phone I had in my jeans pocket. It kept sending a quick message of "In a meeting" to my most recent contact, my neighbor. I had no idea it was going on until he finally called and asked what my problem was. LOL
     
  9. KE8QEP

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    What is with this place?
     
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  10. N1IPU

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    It sometimes has a sense of humor absent SJW norms. Of course it will be reported over and over and silenced which works to benefit the backlash that's soon to come. How do they say, be careful what you ask for as you just may get it?
     
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