[UK-CONTEST] UK-Contest Digest, Stupid Phonetics
ken.g3lvp at btinternet.com
Sun Apr 11 08:36:01 PDT 2010
> On 11 April 2010 13:44, Chris G3SJJ<g3sjj at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> Yeah, I just can't get the hang of this new fangled Germany Three or
>> Mexico Zero stuff. Golf Three or Mike Zero always fitted in my logging
>> software but the new stuff doesn't!
>> 73 SJJ
Too right Chris,
I can't understand why some stations use 'Germany' as the phonetic for
'G'. If anyone had done that when I was first licensed they would
probably have been carted off to the Tower of London with echoes of
"Germany Calling" still in people minds.
Using a 'country' phonetic which has no connection with where the
station is located makes no sense at all unless the person concerned has
visions of being the next Tony Hancock.
I try to stick with standard ICAO phonetics for all their failings it's
bad enough having to remember not to use my own callsign when aviating
without using non-standard phonetics, the other day I only just stopped
myself signing off with RAF Valley with '73'!
George 3 London Victor Peter...
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