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Old 02-14-2008, 04:57 PM
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Watch these Videos

1st one just for fun ~15 min long (note the nice clean 60):

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Video 2 ~12min

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Old 02-14-2008, 07:36 PM
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So, I succeeded.
I got my son somewhat interested because it was a demo of satellite acquisition. We watched for 15 minutes, they failed, but I succeeded in convincing my son his father is a hopeless geek who is not cool.

He didn't stick around for the much better second one...
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:45 PM
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So what's up with "Charlie Nancy 88"? November optional?

Nothing replaces just hearing guys talk, that's for sure.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:06 PM
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So what's up with "Charlie Nancy 88"?

Grid Squares (http://www.qrz.com/gridfinder) it's brevity for giving your QTH using the Maidenhead system.

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November optional?
sorta, Nancy is the old phonetic "N"
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:05 PM
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sorta, Nancy is the old phonetic "N"
Names are sometimes still used by public service, often police. Adam, Baker, Charlie, David, Edward, Frank, etc. I prefer the NATO/ITU mostly because I work around DoD and aerospace and that's what all the ex-military guys use. Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, etc.
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:35 PM
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Names are sometimes still used by public service, often police. Adam, Baker, Charlie, David, Edward, Frank, etc. I prefer the NATO/ITU mostly because I work around DoD and aerospace and that's what all the ex-military guys use. Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, etc.
I heard a guy the other day that used places.....Alabama, Boston, Colorado, Delaware, etc. Thought that was pretty creative!
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:54 PM
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Interesting... so it is not all that tight?
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta... is easier for me to remember.
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Those are some pretty nerds

Amazing to watch that all get setup and actually work. I expected better coverage/quality whatever but still interesting...
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Interesting... so it is not all that tight?
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta... is easier for me to remember.
Most people recommend sticking with a known one for a couple of reasons, but there is no requirement to do so. Whatever makes your message clear through static. But if you make up your own you run the risk of negating the whole reason for using phonetics, clarity. NATO picked the words they did because the pronunciation is clear with any native European accent (so it's pretty understandable worldwide) and no two words can be confused, they all sound different. Other phonetic languages, like the names of people achieve the same, the first letter is pretty clearly the letter it represents. Uncle Ben's State names works, but probably wouldn't be nearly as good outside the USA and probably Canada, since the names of US states is less recognizable. It's like someone from Germany using Augsburg, Bayern, Chemnitz, Dusseldorf, Emden, Frankfurt, etc. It might get the point across, but not optimal since their proper pronunciation would make them hard for us to understand. For example NATO has 'A' as 'Alfa' with an 'f' rather than 'ph' because 'ph' does not mean the 'eff' sound in all languages. Or 'Juliett' with two 't's is spelled that way for the French, so it's said right. A lot of tax money was spent coming up with it, you know, so might as well use it. ;-)
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Most people recommend sticking with a known one for a couple of reasons, but there is no requirement to do so. Whatever makes your message clear through static. But if you make up your own you run the risk of negating the whole reason for using phonetics, clarity. NATO picked the words they did because the pronunciation is clear with any native European accent (so it's pretty understandable worldwide) and no two words can be confused, they all sound different. Other phonetic languages, like the names of people achieve the same, the first letter is pretty clearly the letter it represents. Uncle Ben's State names works, but probably wouldn't be nearly as good outside the USA and probably Canada, since the names of US states is less recognizable. It's like someone from Germany using Augsburg, Bayern, Chemnitz, Dusseldorf, Emden, Frankfurt, etc. It might get the point across, but not optimal since their proper pronunciation would make them hard for us to understand. For example NATO has 'A' as 'Alfa' with an 'f' rather than 'ph' because 'ph' does not mean the 'eff' sound in all languages. Or 'Juliett' with two 't's is spelled that way for the French, so it's said right. A lot of tax money was spent coming up with it, you know, so might as well use it. ;-)
Make sense........wait.....what?
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