[UK-CONTEST] Phonetics

Peter Bowyer peter at bowyer.org
Wed Apr 14 01:44:10 PDT 2010

On 13 April 2010 00:43, Gerry Lynch <me at gerrylynch.co.uk> 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".

Ha - puts me in mind of a certain G8, former GW8, who was operating
with us in VHF NFD one year on 2m - he was in the habit of using
German numbers and colloquialisms when QSOing with DL stations.... in
the middle of one such QSB-ridden contact, we all heard a weak voice,
in a heavy German accent, saying plaintively 'No, No, no copy, repeat
in English please...'

Peter G4MJS

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