[CQ-Contest] An Observation

Jimk8mr@aol.com Jimk8mr at aol.com
Mon Oct 31 12:34:33 EST 2005

In a message dated 10/31/05 7:17:47 AM Eastern Standard Time,  
hodgson at cytanet.com.cy writes:

Gentlemen, it came to my notice during the CQWW SSB Contest that it  would be 
a whole lot easier and quicker if everyone used the correct phonetic  
alphabet and dropped the ''Guatamalas,Londons and  Japans''

I find it a lot better to alternate frequently between two relatively  
standard sets of phonetics. Between the peculiarities of my own diction and  
listeners for whom English in most cases is a second language, one or the other  sets 
should get it right.
Hence, operating from K8AZ as I did this past weekend, I'd alternate  between 
"Kilo Eight Alpha Zulu" and Kilowatt Eight America Zanzibar", often in  the 
same CQ.
Do, however, stay away from wierd though perhaps cute phonetics.  So  no 
"Kissing Eight Albanian Zebras".
73  -  Jim   K8MR

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