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

Steve g8gsq at f2s.com
Sun Apr 11 09:52:03 PDT 2010

I think the 'standard' phonetics were designed primarily to avoid 
ambiguity when comms are good and clear. For weak signals or fighting 
through interference, too many of them sound similar and can be 
confused. Extra syllables and words with different cadences work much 
better under poor conditions.


> The "standard" ITU-R phonetics some are good and some are poor. I am 
> glad I do not have Z in my call must be the worst of the lot "Zulu".
> When I use phonetics I use what is the best to convey the message to the 
> distant end.

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