[CQ-Contest] Re: [Dx] Lets change phonetics

Jimmy Weierich kg2au at stny.rr.com
Sat Nov 3 10:55:26 EST 2001

  My Alpha United is often copied as Oscar United, especially when S&Ping.

America United seems to solve the problem.


>Just to set the record straight, I am not calling CQ, I am
>S&P'ing.  So I have the luxury of listening for as long as
>it takes to get the callsign correctly.  Under certain
>conditions/accents/etc. I just have a lot of difficulty with
>Alpha and Oscar.  To my old ear, they sound the same.  I
>have been contesting for more years than I want to admit it,
>and it seems to get worse as the years progress.  Maybe i
>need that MFJ speech enhancer!
>The entire system doesn't have to be revamped.  Just change
>A to America OR O to Ontario (as examples).
>Bob AA0CY

Jimmy Weierich, KG2AU       <kg2au at stny.rr.com>
Vestal, NY  USA           FN12xa

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