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Re: [CQ-Contest] Back When... and Phonetics again

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Back When... and Phonetics again
From: Robert Chudek - KØRC <k0rc@citlink.net>
Reply-to: Robert Chudek - KØRC <k0rc@pclink.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 13:17:54 -0500
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When things get really slow or boring and I want to spice it up a little, or 
after shouting my lungs into the mic for several minutes without results, I 
have been know to use "Rubber Chicken" for my phonetics. I've heard responses 
from deadpan "QSL Kay Zero Radio Charlie" to uncontrolled laughter in the 

In my General days, I was WAØBGF... and I could sometimes crash the pileup if I 
threw out "Blue Green Fungus" as my suffix.

I never use these phonetics as the primary call, only after repeated failed 
attempts using "normal" phonetics.

And as always, MMDV (My Mileage Does Vary)...

73 de Bob - KØRC in MN

Let's put the FUN back into dysfunctional!


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Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 10:46:27 -0500
From: "Vladimir V. Sidorov" <vs_otw@rogers.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Back When... and Phonetics again
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Sorry, can't resist and turn back to the "Phonetics".

Some time ago I worked a station signing "Kilowatt-<number>-<single letter>. 
I asked him, is it a special event station or something else. The answer 
was, no, this is just a normal US call-sign. So I asked, why you got a 
single letter prefix and a single letter suffix call then? In return I was 
patiently explained that I am totally wrong and I have to learn proper 
phonetic, because his prefix is "Kilo" - "Watt", meaning, KW...

Once again, if you want to play on the air, no problem to use any phonetics. 
If you want to be understood and especially get good contesting results, use 
the inernationally recognized phonetics.

And please, even if you suggest, your phonetic sounds good for you, try to 
think how others would consider that. In one of QPs last winter there was a 
gentleman with Dirty Underwear for his DU suffix... At least for me it 
sounds quite... well...

Sorry to jump in.

Vladimir VE3IAE
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