Phun with Phonics

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I monitor the airwaves a lot, mostly 2 meters, and I hear all sorts of things. What I notice mostly, is the rampant abuse of the phonetic alphabet! Take, for example, this QSO – the callsign is imagined, the abuse of the phonetic alphabet is not!: This is Hawaii Tango 2 Queensland Victor Zanzabar… I mean… C’mon people! The phonetic alphabet is not that difficult! Compare it with what you had to learn to earn your ticket – its a cakewalk!! Although we are called “Amateurs”, its no reason to ...read more