I was taught via the study guide and via miliary, Zulu. Most folks don't bother to use proper phonetics anymore and that is why so many ops get calls incorrect. Whiskey Five Grasshoppers Hopp Would that be W5GHH, W5GH, or what? To a foreigh, DX op, he may not have that much English language under his belt and would have a hard time. Most understand the standard phonetics. Don't have that problem on CW. It is universal.