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Author Topic: Making Radio Communications Easier...  (Read 1722 times)

Jonas Parker

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Making Radio Communications Easier...
« on: September 25, 2012, 12:20:17 PM »
 Making Radio Communications Easier...


    OK, you?re broadcasting voice mode on low power, or the band conditions are lousy, or both. You?re trying to get a message from your station (point A) to another station (point B) or the other station?s trying to get a message to you, and you both are having a rough time communicating. Here is the standard phonetic alphabet and the standard pro-words which every amateur operator should be familiar with and use properly. These may not make propagation better, but they sure make communicating easier.

    Phonetic Alphabet

    A ? Alpha ? pronounced ALfa
    B - Bravo
    C - Charlie
    D - Delta
    E ? Echo ? pronounced ECKoh
    F - Foxtrot
    G - Golf
    H - Hotel
    I ? India -
    J - Juliet
    K ? Kilo ? pronounced KEElow
    L ? Lima ? pronounced LEEma
    M - Mike
    N - November
    O - Oscar
    P ? Papa ? pronounced PaPA
    Q ? Quebec ? pronounced KEEbeck
    R - Romeo
    S - Sierra
    T - Tango
    U - Uniform
    V - Victor
    W - Whiskey
    X - X-Ray
    Y - Yankee
    Z ? Zulu

    0 - Zero
    1 ? One ? pronounced WUN
    2 - Two
    3 ? Three ? pronounced TREE
    4 ? Four ? pronounced FOWER
    5 ? Five ? pronounced FIFE
    6 - Six
    7 - Seven
    8 ? Eight ? pronounced ATE
    9 ? Nine ? pronounced NINER
    decimal point ? pronounced POINT
    period ? pronounced STOP

    Pro-words

    ?This Is? ? the next words are my call-sign
    ?Figures? ? my next words will be numbers, not letters
    ?I Spell? ? I will spell out the next word letter by letter phonetically
    ?Affirmative? ? Yes
    ?Negative? - No
    ?Say Twice? - request that broadcasting station say each word twice
    ?Say Again? - request that broadcasting station repeat last transmission
    ?Roger? ? I understand
    ?Wilco? ? I understand and will comply
    ?Over? ? Now it?s your turn to talk
    ?Out? ? I?m through with this conversation and I?m turning off my radio