[CQ-Contest] An Observation

Doug Smith W9WI w9wi at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 1 01:10:36 EST 2005

On Mon, 2005-10-31 at 17:28, Courtney Judd K4WI wrote:
> John and all, I also seem to have a problem with WI which I tend to say
> Whisky India or Washington Indiana  or Willy India but it is amazing how
> whisky gets turned into"radio". A lot of my after contest checking shows me
> worked as K4RI a whole lot more than is reasonable. I  just try to get the
> station to repeat my call correctly but still don't understand why the
> confusion! 73's Cort K4WI

As one might imagine, I feel Cort's pain<grin>!

Strangely enough, in my case it's usually the India that gets turned
into "radio" - they get me as W9WR, not W9RI.  

I always start with the "right" phonetics (Whisky India); when they
don't work, it doesn't really seem that anything else does either.  With
Latin American stations, giving my call in Spanish (without any
phonetics at all) does wonders.  
Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View (Nashville), TN  EM66

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