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Re: [CQ-Contest] Phonetics

To: Zack Widup <w9sz@prairienet.org>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Phonetics
From: Alan Zack <k7acz@cox.net>
Reply-to: k7acz@cox.net
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 19:06:52 -0700
List-post: <mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
Arnie (N6HC), a former neighbor, also uses November 6 Hotel California a 
lot, which comes across well. Helps that he IS in California.

Zack Widup wrote:

>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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