Phonetic Alphabet - quit saying "Kilowatt"

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KE0GTU, May 10, 2017.

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  1. WD4IGX

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    How about a thread to stop telling other people what to say?
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  2. WD4IGX

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    I would be but there's nothing for x-ray. I tried "x-rated" but...nah. Xylephone is the only other word I can think of that starts with X but the sound of it is Z so that would be confusing.
  3. KX0Z

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    Roger that.. Kilowatt X-Ray Zero Zanzibar..
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  4. W4NNF

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    It's not a matter of knowing how "Al" is spelled, it's a matter of did they copy "Al"...which is kinda why you would spell it with phonetics. Al isn't that great an example, but my name, "Rod," is...if I don't spell it with phonetics, it gets copied as "Ron" or "Rob" no matter how clearly I speak it. ;)
  5. K3KIC

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    I hadn't either but thinking about it now I'm Kilo 3 Keep It Cimple.
  6. WF4W

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    close... close... you need to draw out zanzibar like real hams do... say is real deliverate and slow... like "Zaaaan-zeeee-baaaarrrrr" -- this is especially true when trying to break a pileup - make sure you take so long to say Zaaaan-zeeee-baaarrr that the DX makes two contacts while you're doing it :D
  7. W2JKT

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    Whatchamacallit 2 Jurisprudence Kinesthesiology Transcendentalism
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  8. N5XH

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    Works for me. :)
  9. WD8T

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    This is Worcestershire Dirigible 8 Tercentenary...clear on your final.
  10. K3KIC

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    I mentioned this before but my favorites at when someone uses a whole string of country and state names.
    "This is Tex, Washington 3 Mexico India Germany from Oklahoma". Even better with a genuine SW accent.

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