[CQ-Contest] An Observation
N7MAL at CITLINK.NET
Mon Oct 31 17:22:17 EST 2005
Whoa: let's back this train up. Who decides what the """correct""" phonetics are? The phonetics you cited are the commonly accepted military phonetics, which is what we should expect from someone whose prefix is ZC4. I spent 99% of my contest time listening to 75m. I heard "RADIO FREQUENCY" and "NORTH AMERICA" get through to the orient with no problems, I also heard "UNIFORM CHARLIE" get through, and I also heard "OCEAN GERMANY" blow down every pile-up he got in. It's whatever you the operator are most comfortable with speaking. If you're having trouble getting through with your preferred phonetics try an alternative. In order to be successful in contesting you need to be comfortable and not be worrying about being 'politically/militarily correct'.
And you wonder why CW is my contest mode.........
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----- Original Message -----
From: Steve and Judy
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 7:36
Subject: [CQ-Contest] An Observation
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''
The correct version if anyone would like to try it is as follows:-
ALPHA BRAVO CHARLIE DELTA ECHO FOXTROT GOLF HOTEL INDIA JULIET KILO LIMA MIKE NOVEMBER OSCAR PAPA QUEBEC ROMEO SIERRA TANGO UNIFORM VICTOR WHISKY XRAY YANKEE ZULU
Thanks to all for the 10M Q's and hope to cu in the next contest.
73 Steve ZC4Li Etc.
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