[CQ-Contest] Lets change phonetics
Anthony A. Luscre
aluscre at neo.rr.com
Thu Nov 1 18:46:47 EST 2001
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John Geiger wrote:
> During the CQWW SSB contest this past weekend, I was
> again reminded of how much I hate phone contests
> because I have a 0 call. It seems like about every
> third dx station here the 0 as Kilo, and says
> "November Echo Kilo Papa, what is the number in your
> call." This gets old after a while. As I see it, my
> options are:
> 1. Buy stacked monobanders and a 2KW+ amp, and hope
> that my signal is soooo LOUD that there is no chance
> of error. I like this solution, but my wife and
> accountant say otherwise
> 2. Since I now live in Five land, and have a Zero
> call, apply for a vaniety call with a 7 in it. Why 7?
> Why not? The FCC does not require us anymore to
> apply for calls within our mailing district. Don't
> like this option, as I just ordered 1000 QSLs with
> NE0P on them, all my awards (expect for novice WAS)
> has this call, and everyone already knows me by it.
> 3. Limit my operations to CW and RTTY. THis is a
> possibility. Run mostly CW, and just getting on RTTY
> and it is a blast, however, still like phone contests
> and DXing when phone is required.
> 4. Enlist the aid of the ham community to start a
> petition officially changing the phonetics for K to
> something less confusing than Kilo. THis is the route
> I have decided to take, and could use your assistance.
> By the way, where is the official department of
> international phonetics and 10 codes located? Geneva
> at the ITU or Newington at the IARU?
> 73s John November Echo ZERO Papa
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