HELP Having another seniors moment

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Alpha, Beta, Charlie, Delta etc. etc. are all part of an alphabet but I can't remember the Alphabet's name. Can some one remind me please. Thanks Des.
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Reply By: paj - Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 22:41

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 22:41
Phonetic alphabet. And why isn't phonetic spelt the way it sounds??

The full alphabet is:

Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliet, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-ray, Yankee, Zulu

Cheers

Paj

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Follow Up By: PhineasP - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 16:23

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 16:23
Long long ago before I found out about caravans or runt trucks I had a brief flirtation with aviation. I used to fly around (with a very nervous instructor) in a little Piper Cherokee reg. VH-TPT and delighted in prefacing my transmissions with "Townsville this is TANgo/PaPAH/TANgo...."

At school we were taught about the "Able Baker" alphabet which started "Able baker charlie dog...". A relative has a foxie called Charlie and we drive her mad calling him Able Baker. Whatever happened to that alphabet?
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 22:42

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 22:42
Phonetic
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Reply By: Mark- Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 22:45

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 22:45
The 'Phonetic' alphabet - same as the one I'm using to write this but a way of proncouncing each letter so it cant by misunderstood, usually used when transmitting information verbally eg by radio.
For example:

Echo = 'E'
Foxtrot = 'F'
Golf = 'G'
Hotel = 'H'
India ='I'
Julite = 'J'

etc etc
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 22:45

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 22:45
Thanks guys, I had thought of that but thought phonetic refered to the way to spell words the way we pronounce them. Thanks again
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Follow Up By: Mark- Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 22:47

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 22:47
I think it means that as well!
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 22:47

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 22:47
Deslicksit ,
It is called an analogy alphabet or sometimes a phonetic alphabet .
Cheers ,
Willie
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Reply By: Frank - Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 22:49

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 22:49
And the numbers are.........................
0 - Zero
1 - Wun (One)
2 - Two
3 - Tree (Three)
4 - Fower (Four)
5 - Fife (Five)
6 - Six
7 - Seven
8 - Ait (Eight)
9 - Niner (Nine)
. - decimal (point)
. - (full) stop
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 22:50

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 22:50
If you are a purist, there is also a correct way to pronounce numbers ... usually prefacing your broadcast with ...

"figures ... zero one-ah two thuree four five (fi-yeev) six seven eight nine-ah"

I *think* the distinction between five and nine is to ensure that those numbers are not confused, especially when transmit/receive quality is not good. We used to have to use this method when sending grid references when I was in the army.

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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 23:00

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 23:00
Reminds me of an incident many years ago when one of our 'senior' people gave a briefing and stated that the 'phone tic' alphabet would be used in all communications.

'phone tic' ???????????

A few seconds later the whisper spread like like wildfire.

D I C K H E A D means the phonetic alphabet.

He also used to intoduce himself as 'Doc' as everything he said or did turned to and abortion. ( Yep! Mega D I C K H E A D).

Thank the lord he has long gone and Australia is a safer place for it.
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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 09:29

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 09:29
very funny Lucy, I had my laff for the DAY...

Delta
Alpha
Yankee

10/4 good buddy...over and out !
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