[UK-CONTEST] Phonetics

David Gould 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!!!)

Dave, G3UEG

>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 :)
>Keith, G6NHU
>Martello Tower Group, G0PKT

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