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. N2SUB

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    This subject never gets old
  2. KJ4VTH

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    thanks to KA2CZU for the updated list!
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  3. WA9SVD

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    And just HOW do English speaking amateurs react when "Quebec" is pronounced (according to ICAO) as "KAY-beck?"

    Dr. Kaybeck was in our Medical Genetics group; never thought of him as "Dr. Quebec.":confused::rolleyes:
  4. N2EY

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    Those of us have even a passing understanding of radio procedure know that it means Q.

    Heck, I'm a CW op, yet I know the standard phonetic alphabet.
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  5. K3XR

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    Part of the problem comes from folks trying to somehow associate which is essentially hobby communications with professional communications. Of course, groups like public safety and aviation should have a uniform phonetic alphabet. Some may say "what about hams who participate in emergency communication groups"? In that case, it's perfectly logical to use uniform phonetics. When it comes to routine day to day ham radio operating there is no, so-called, "standard" required by the FCC. Yes, it's been covered many times on the Zed but either due to a lack of understanding, failure to read the rules and regulations or perhaps being new to the hobby, I expect it will appear again.

  6. WB2WIK

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    There was "rotten QRM" back then, too (well, before and after WW2, anyway).

    Actually, "rotten QRM" was reported in 1917:
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  7. W4IOA

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    We need a discussion on 10 codes usage in hAM radio
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
  8. AG4RT

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  9. WD4IGX

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    Q is even worse than X in this regard. While there IS "x-ray" there is really no sound associated with the letter q in English that isn't also associated with another letter, typically K or hard C. Most often of course it's followed by U and pronounced like "kw" but that would sound like "k" in something truly phonetic.

    In that case an exception has to be made, so I guess they picked a word that a) doesn't sound like anything else, and b) most people know is spelled with a Q.

    Heck, they could have used the word "queue." Oh, wait... :D
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  10. W3WN

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    I sure hope someone wasn’t taking a 10-100.

    Which at least is better than a 10-200. :rolleyes:
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