[UK-CONTEST] Stupid Phonetics

Rob Harrison robharrison at g8hgn.freeserve.co.uk
Tue Apr 13 04:23:00 PDT 2010


Use the preffered phonetics and don't make the contact, try alternatives and 
do. Horses for courses.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andy Swiffin" <a.l.swiffin at dundee.ac.uk>
To: <uk-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 10:21 AM
Subject: Re: [UK-CONTEST] Stupid Phonetics

>> Too right Chris,
>> I can't understand why some stations use 'Germany' as the phonetic for
>> 'G'   Using a 'country' phonetic which has no connection with where the
>> station is located makes no sense at all
> OK - come up with another phonetic for _G_ which is easy to understand? 
> (Guatemala counts nul point :)
>> I try to stick with standard ICAO phonetics for all their failings
> I know this was done to death last year.   But the ICAO phonetics are 
> designed so that English and non English speakers can understand each 
> other in Q5 conditions.   If I always used the ICAO set I would have 
> busted calls in most logs I work.
> At least I don't  have to call you G _Tree_  LVP....   (One of the ATCs in 
> Dundee tower  and I have a running battle over that one).
> andy
> germany mexico eight ontarrio england germany.
> (actually guatemala does get me quite a high accuracy of returns when 
> working SA :-)
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