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Re: [CQ-Contest] SSB Sections in SS

To: Eric Hilding <dx35@hilding.com>, cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SSB Sections in SS
From: Ed Kucharski <k3dne@adelphia.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 09:14:56 -0400
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At 03:59 AM 10/19/2006, Eric Hilding wrote:

>Unfortunately, whoever initially decided that "ALPHA" was a good phonetic
>for "A" must have been smoking some weird stuff.  WAYYYYYYYYYYYY too often
>it is misinterpreted for "DELTA" in QRM.
>I have many fewer requests or need to scream a call correction if I use
>"AMERICA" instead of "ALPHA" for "A".   ALPHA is shorter, I do use it, but
>darn...I sure get tired of hearing a station on the other end come back
>with "DELTA" ;-(

Yes - alpha and delta mix ups - quite the pain.  This problem occurs 
very frequently for me and I'm happy someone else has pointed out the 
problem.  I thought that it was the way I say delta which was being 
heard as alpha.  My call; Kilo 3 Delta November Echo often comes back 
as Kilo 3 Alpha November Echo.  I may consider using Kilo 3 David 
Nancy Edward or Kilo 3 Denmark Norway England more often as 
alternatives.  Some of my friends think "Dumb Neurotic Ed is more 
appropriate for me!


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