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RE: [CQ-Contest] Splqdecripity

To: "Pete Smith" <n4zr@contesting.com>
Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] Splqdecripity
From: "Hanlon, Steve" <SHanlon@dnr.state.md.us>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 07:52:51 -0500
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>I think so long as English is used, ops whose English 
> is accented  need to be aware of this problem, particularly in the case of 
> numbers, which are not phoneticized.


many ops had a hard time copying my 3 since it is bracketed by a B and K - 
seems to get lost in sound shift.  i resorted to saying the number three times 
in groups of three.

three three three  three three three   three three three

that seemed to be the trick that worked.  i can't give advice on the zeros and 
the nines, but it works wonders for use in 3 land.

another "trick" i used to get the op to copy the A, lost in the sound shift 
from K to Q, was to think of a city or country name near the DX station.  if 
they didn't understand ALPHA or AMERICA, i tried ARMENIA or ATHENS.  that 
really seemed to work too.

-steve hanlon
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