[UK-CONTEST] UK-Contest Digest, Stupid Phonetics

G3RIR g3rir at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 11 08:58:15 PDT 2010

 I always used to agree with that view and use Golf three for G3 but there
is no doubt that Golf is not the optimum phonetic for G being rather soft
sounding. Germany for G is much more distinctive. George is probably as good
and is more English maybe!


Neil, G3RIR

-----Original Message-----
From: uk-contest-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:uk-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Ken Eastty
Sent: 11 April 2010 16:36
To: uk-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [UK-CONTEST] UK-Contest Digest, Stupid Phonetics

> 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'!



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