[CQ-Contest] An Observation
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
Do, however, stay away from wierd though perhaps cute phonetics. So no
"Kissing Eight Albanian Zebras".
73 - Jim K8MR
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