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Re: [CQ-Contest] Phonetics

To: Dale Putnam <daleputnam@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Phonetics
From: Zack Widup <w9sz@prairienet.org>
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 08:57:45 -0500 (CDT)
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The entire purpose of using phonetics is so the other guy gets your 
information correct.  I would only use standard phonetics in a DX contest, 
where the other person may not speak very good English, but in a domestic 
contest such as Sweepstakes I don't see any reason not to have some fun 
AS LONG AS the other stations get my call correct.

I don't care what phonetics are used as long as I copy what you're trying 
to communicate. For example, November Six Hot Chocolate worked quite well 
at this end.

73, Zack W9SZ

On Sat, 21 Oct 2006, Dale Putnam wrote:

> Gee.... I wonder.... if I don't get the section... and I can't understand the 
> = not standard = fony netics... then
> is it in my best interest to NIL the Q? And since I am the one that is 
> responsible, not only for the content of what I am
> qsling for but also the integrity of my log.... then the issue becomes not 
> only my responsibility to copy correctly but also 
> the sending op is charged with sending so I can understand it. The downside.. 
> very simply put is NIL. And the upside 
> very simply put, is learning how to exchange information in an efficient and 
> orderly manner, with the least amount of time
> spent to get the job done. 
> There are thousands of factors/excuses for not doing the job.... but NIL ends 
> that discussion rather effectively. Don't do it 
> right... don't get in log. No problem.... Ultimately... it is a team 
> effort... and if one member of the team doesn't know how to 
> play... then the team isn't as good as possible. So... precontest is the time 
> to learn and study??????
> --...   ...--Dale - WC7S in Wy
> > Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 04:02:07 -0700> From: zone2dx@yahoo.ca> To: 
> > cq-contest@contesting.com> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Phonetics> > >People get 
> > carried away with Phonetics.> > >For example, it is much easier to copy the 
> > word Nebraska, say the whole> >thing, rather then "Ne" which some mush 
> > mouths make it sound like "Me".> >Same for wasting time saying something 
> > longer like November Echo instead of> >just saying Nebraska.> > >There are 
> > only so many sections in SS. It is not heard to figure them out.> > >73, 
> > Al> > True there are only so many sections?However why is it that every 
> > year lots of people, mainly our friends south of the border, continue to 
> > ask or assume that VO1 is MAR as opposed to NL? I have to correct many 
> > times that it?s ?November Lima?, Newfoundland. While I appreciate the 
> > challenges in knowing the sections for ones own country, let alone another 
> > country with many more sections, ?I? prefer to be sent the sections 
> > phonetically.> > Just my two cents worth, FWIW.>
  > > > Dan Goodwin > > VO1MX VO2ZZ> > > 
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