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. KM6CND

    KM6CND Ham Member QRZ Page

    So I'm monitoring 7.185 and I hear a very difficult station-to-station, domestic contact...

    I hear both stations using their own "Personal Phonic Code", me thinks after monitoring this mess, PPC can be down right counter-productive.

    "Japan, Texas Five Willow Nelson"...

    I listened to these domestic stations, struggling to clarify the're call signs for a good minute or so. They finally got it right. Propagation was fine, as I could hear both stations, why the 'PPC'?

    Is their something wrong with using the standard NATO format (or whatever the Hell is's called) so we can all start off on the same page of our QSO?

    Is it too much to ask?

    I have had my call sign for about 5 years and I will ALWAYS be known as:


    Or on FM as "KM6CND" and nothing else.


    73 my friends of the Air, Good day or good night.
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  2. KA0HCP

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    Yes, yes it is too much to ask. The FCC encourages the use of phonetics; but they don't say what phonetics.

    Vive' la difference! KAØ-Hot Chili Pepper!
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019
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  3. W4IOA

    W4IOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    What you hear isn't always what they hear.
    Sometimes Italy is easier than India, sometimes Sugar is easier than Sierra. But Xanthone never is better than X-Ray.
    Personally I don't care.

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  4. KA0HCP

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    These Are Unofficial Phonetics Used By Many DXers
    • A......AMERICA, Amsterdam
    • B......BOSTON, Baltimore, Brazil
    • C......CANADA, Columbia, Chile
    • D......DENMARK
    • E......ENGLAND, Egypt
    • F......FRANCE, Finland
    • G.....GERMANY, Guatemala, Geneva, Greece
    • H.....HONOLULU, Hawaii
    • I.......ITALY
    • J......JAPAN
    • K......KILOWATT, Kentucky, King
    • L......LONDON, Lima, Luxembourg
    • M......MEXICO, Montreal
    • N......NORWAY, Nicaragua
    • O......ONTARIO, Ocean,
    • P......PORTUGAL, Pacific
    • Q......QUEBEC, Queen
    • R......RADIO, Romania, Russia
    • S......SANTIAGO, Spain, Sweden
    • T......TOKYO, Texas
    • U......UNITED, URUGUAY
    • V...... VICTORIA, Venezuela
    • W......WASHINGTON
    • X......X-RAY
    • Y......YOKOHAMA
    • Z...... ZANZIBAR, Zulu
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  5. K7JEM

    K7JEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    73 from K7JEM, that's Knave 7 Jalepeno Eico Mnemonic.
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  6. KM6CND

    KM6CND Ham Member QRZ Page

    To recap, both stations were of them was literally in the same city as me o_O and the other station was in Colorado.
  7. KA0HCP

    KA0HCP XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    To recap, there is no mandatory phonetic set. Open your mind a bit.
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  8. W3WN

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    No, it's not too much to ask. It's simply too much to expect.

    Don't sweat the small stuff. This is small stuff.

    Now go work some DX!
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  9. WA7PRC

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    Switch to a non voice mode. "Problem" solved. :p
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  10. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Perhaps the problem was in the hearing aids of the stations involved?
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