[UK-CONTEST] Phonetics

David G3YYD g3yyd at btinternet.com
Tue Apr 13 11:51:29 PDT 2010

On this theme, I heard some one recently saying "Jay Dubya three etc". 
Being Welsh he was actually intending to say "Gee Dubya etc" I wondered 
how many thought they had a Svalbard station until he said George Whiskey...

David G3YYD

On 13/04/2010 00:43, Gerry Lynch wrote:
> If you're from GI, nobody in continental Eu *or* the US understands you
> saying '8' unless you are very careful in how you pronounce it.  Guess
> GMs have the same problem.
> Using Russian phonetics works a treat with Russian speaking operators,
> worth learning the phonetics of your callsign in Russian in my book
> (Galina Ivan Noll Roman Tamara Nikolai) but can leave you scratching
> your head if they assume you really can speak Russian can come back with
> fast "pyatch dyevits adyeem chtirye vosim".
> 73
> Gee Eye Zero Road To Nowhere
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