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Using The International Phonetic Alphabet

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by WX4W, Mar 6, 2019.

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  1. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    In close to 60 years operating on the ham bands have yet to detect any "chaos" resulting in the use of phonetics. Your "mileage" may vary.
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  2. DL6BCX

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    We have to stick to the rules! The worst thing I ever heard was Zansibar, Z or S ?? Because in Germany we write Sansibar, that caused confusion in a QSO I had last year.
    The only exception i would accept in a proper situation is when US station say America instead of Alfa, a danish station Danmark instead of Delta, and an italian station
    Italy instead of India etc. But only if confusion ist not possible in that situation!

    For times UTC resp. GMT must be standard, have no idea how many time zones existing in the USA and for me there is no need to know that because I expect that an American will
    always use UTC.
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  3. KA2K

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    Well I can guarantee if I lay a Kilo Too Stinky Dirty Socks on someone it will slow things down thats for sure. :) Now back to the yard work for me, stopped by to see if the 10 meter band just might have been cracked open a little for the SA contest. Nothing doing.
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  4. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    So long as your having fun...enjoy.
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  5. N0TZU

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    Ok, then if Zulu doesn't work, how about Zebra? According to Google Translate that is spelled with a Z in Germany.
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  6. KC7JNJ

    KC7JNJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think you have hit the nail on the head. flexibility, for me some times the other stations cant get the minds around both of my Juliets. I start with Juliet November Juliet, then I will go to country names if the standard is not working. When I had just become a ham I always wondered why so many had the name Ed. I did not realize they were saying Zed.
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  7. K2LED

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    I find that Echo and Tango are confused . E-o.. & T-o..
    ...Lima Tango Delta? (I actually had a Ford LTD)
    Negative, Lima Echo Delta.
    Lima Tango Delta? ...
    Light Emitting Diode..
    Got it!...

    I can's stand when they use phonetics on repeaters. On HF I'm listening for phonetics; on repeaters, NOT!
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2019
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  8. K4AGO

    K4AGO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Presumed, yes... Incorrectly, NO... The OP correctly identified a problem. The problem is nonstandard phonetics and those who insist on using them. CBers use whatever they please. Hams follow the rules. And, yes there are rules. Ignoring them or pretending there are no rules do not make them go away.

    There are opinions and there are facts. The OP was factual. Your post was only an incorrect opinion.

    If only the FCC had put something about common sense in the Part 97 rules... But then, some people just can't do common sense.

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  9. K4AGO

    K4AGO Ham Member QRZ Page

    That was very well stated and I totally agree. Thank you for the post/
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  10. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    o_O :rolleyes:

    I saw what you did here. :D
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