dave at g3ueg.co.uk
Mon Apr 12 11:04:09 PDT 2010
If you get a private reply in answer to your first question please
pass it on, in the same way I get an amazing number of replies with
the first two letters transposed from G3 Uniform Echo Golf to G3
Echo Uniform Golf. (It is nice to know I am not the only sufferer!!)
I agree with others that Golf does not work well in poor conditions,
so as an alternative I try Germany 3 United England Germany, which
does seem to get copied more reliably. Perhaps I should adopt this
as the default and see if it affects the transposition
problem... (Difficult to change a 45 year habit!!!)
>If anyone can suggest phonetics that stop people swapping the first
>two letters of my callsign then I'd love to know.
>When I operate from home and use S&P during contests I would say
>that probably 30-40% of the time I will call with a strong clear
>voice, making sure I enunciate my callsign properly using standard
>phonetics and the reply will come back:
>"Golf six *pause* hotel november uniform"
>As soon as there's a pause I can pretty much be sure I'm going to
>have to correct the other person.
>An alternatives that has exactly the same effect is Germany six
>Norway Honolulu United.
>I've not tried the localised Essex version yet of Galleywood six
>Nevendon Harwich Upmister but I think that'd just cause even more confusion :)
>Martello Tower Group, G0PKT
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