Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by WX4W, Mar 6, 2019.
nope Sansibar look it up on a map
Strange maps you have, I guess.
The European tradition is to use primarily male names for the phonetic alphabet in non-English related languages.
The table below (from DIN 5009) shows the German standard phonetic alphabet compared to the ITU/ICAO.
Similar standards exist in other languages.
Another aspect is that most younger people are completely clueless of phonetics, regardless of standard used.
Trivia: Recently, there have been raised objections about that the Swedish phonetic alphabet is all-male.
A proposal for a new standard using half female names has been submitted.