• Phonetics

    From Roy Witt@1:387/22 to Y'all on Friday, January 04, 2013 16:49:58

    Phonetic Alphabet


    The Phonetic Alphabet is used to spell letters in place of just saying the letter itself. By using a word for each letter there is less chance that
    the person listening will confuse letters. For instance, some letters that
    can easily be confused are "b" and "e". The phonetic alphabet is used in
    radio communications around the world by maritime units, aircraft, amateur radio operators and the military.

    Phonetic Alphabet

    Letter Pronunciation Letter Pronunciation
    A Alpha (AL fah) N November (no VEM ber)
    B Bravo (BRAH VOH) O Oscar (OSS cah)
    C Charlie (CHAR lee) P Papa (pah PAH)
    D Delta (DELL tah) Q Quebec (keh BECK)
    E Echo (ECK oh) R Romeo (ROW me oh)
    F Foxtrot (FOKS trot) S Sierra (see AIR rah)
    G Golf (GOLF) T Tango (TANG go)
    H Hotel (hoh TELL) U Uniform (YOU nee form)
    I India (IN dee ah) V Victor (VIK tah)
    J Juliett (JEW lee ETT) W Whiskey (WISS key)
    K Kilo (KEY loh) X X Ray (ECKS RAY)
    L Lima (LEE mah) Y Yankee (YANG key)
    M Mike (MIKE) Z Zulu (ZOO loo)

    Note: The syllables printed in capital letters are to be stressed.

    How it is used?


    The letters on aircraft tail numbers are spelled phonetically. For
    instance, when calling the tower, aircraft with tail number "2304J" would
    be pronounced "2304 Juliett". Also the Airport Terminal Information
    Service (ATIS) assigns sequential letters to the broadcasts since these
    are frequently updated such as "Information Kilo".

    Amateur Radio

    Call signs are routinely spelled using phonetics for instance the call
    sign K5RXT would be "KILO 5 ROMEO XRAY TANGO"


    When sending information that contains letter or names that need to be
    spelled, the phonetic alphabet is used.


    Can you spell your name using the phonetic alphabet? What letters other
    than "b" and "e" could be confused if the phonetic alphabet is not used?

    R\%/itt - K5RXT

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