[CQ-Contest] An Observation (Phoenetics)

Lawrence Stoskopf stoskopf at tri.net
Mon Oct 31 20:36:51 EST 2005

> 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 have a nice call for CW, but try November Zero United United over and 
over.  I get many requests for a repeat of the first letter with November, 
but not Norway.  A try of Nancy was a total bust from non-English speakers. 

Not trying to win anything, but 9Y1YC and JT1JA back to back, OK 8 minutes 
apart, and HS0ZEE a bit later on 20M from Kansas was worth the whole 

Well, maybe hearing a VA3 tell W3LPL that he was pretty weak and asking if 
he was QRP ran a close second! 


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