Phonetic Alphabet - quit saying "Kilowatt"

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

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  1. K5ATA

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    While I generally try to stick to the regular phonetics, there are times when an alternative is a good thing. While working our first POTA activation last weekend, I was trying hard to pull a fellow out of the noise. I had the entire call except that last letter.... several attempts later, he said "London London London" I was able to get that out of the noise, where I was unable to pull out "Lima" (I assume that is what he was using.

    To each their own, enjoy your hobby your way.
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  2. KE0GXN

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    I say we start on the dilemma of "Sugar".....:eek:
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  3. AG4RT

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    The Archies or the brown kind?
  4. K3XR

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  5. WJ4U

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    Stones vs Archies? Not a fair fight! :p
  6. NL7W

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    I like the "tastes great" versus "less filling" debate.
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  7. K7RA

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    When I was a 12-year old Novice in 1965, I made my first visit to the North Seattle Amateur Radio Club.

    I met an old timer (who seemed to be kind of a blowhard) and when he heard my callsign (WN7CSK), he said:

    "CSK. CSK...... ChickenSh*tKid!"
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  8. NL7W

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    THAT was NOT a nice thing to say to a young ham!
  9. W9JEF

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    For the time being, I've decided to forgo using W9 Jet Engine Fuel. :p :eek:

  10. K7KBN

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    First time I saw an amateur radio station on the air was at Las Vegas High School, club station K7HYP. With Dave McReynolds (K7BRW) at the mike calling CQ and announcing "This is Kilowatt Seven …". The club transmitter was a DX-40! I thought it was a bit of a joke, but then I realized Dave was saying it as one word.

    Dave's own phonetics: Kissing Seven Beautiful Redheaded Women.
    And "redheaded" is one word.

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