November 29, 2013

FCC Technician Exam Question Of The Day (T2B09)

Q) Which of the following methods is encouraged by the FCC when identifying your station when using phone?

A) Use of a phonetic alphabet


NJ2X Notes:
Amateur radio operators often use the phonetic alphabet when transmitting their call via phone. It is good idea to practice and memorize the phonetic alphabet since you will encounter it often.   By the way, why isn't "phonetic" spelled that way? :-)

ITU Phonetic Alphabet
Letter to be transmitted Phonetic Spoken as
A Alfa AL FAH
B Bravo BRAH VOH
C Charlie CHAR LEE
D Delta DELL TAH
E Echo ECK OH
F Foxtrot FOKS TROT
G Golf GOLF
H Hotel HOH TELL
I India IN DEE AH
J Juliett JEW LEE ETT
K Kilo KEY LOH
L Lima LEE MAH
M Mike MIKE
N November NO VEM BER
O Oscar OSS CAH
P Papa PAH PAH
Q Quebec KEH BECK
R Romeo ROW ME OH
S Sierra SEE AIR RAH
T Tango TANG GO
U Uniform YOU NEE FORM
V Victor VIK TAH
W Whiskey WISS KEY
X X-ray ECKS RAY
Y Yankee YANG KEY
Z Zulu ZOO LOO
Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher