KM9G Reports On New Phonetic Alphabet

Amateur radio has a long tradition of innovation concerning technology and radio operating practices. This includes innovating with the use of phonetic (or fonetic) alphabets, as previously reported here: Twisted Phonetic Alphabet

Today, April 1st, Steve/KM9G reports on the latest set of fonetics from the AFRL:

The post KM9G Reports On New Phonetic Alphabet appeared first on The KØNR Radio Site.

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10 Responses to “KM9G Reports On New Phonetic Alphabet”

  • Richard K2DTE:

    This has got to be some scam!!!
    Ridicules doesn’t begin to the describe thefoolishness of this new alphabetic pronunciation.
    One should not mix alcohol and important considerations together.
    If it ain’t broke leave the suspected broken whatever alone and sober up.
    I hope this is clear enough for casual observer.

  • Richard KWØU:

    Really good and if anyone doesn’t remember what day this is just slap your forehead and say, “D as in duh.”

  • Ve3drg:

    Nonsense…i will continue with the original…thank you very much.

  • Elwood Downey WB0OEW:

    These are funny, thanks. Too bad some who don’t get it also revel in derision.


    I assume the new foenetic alphabet is a an April Fools Day “joke”.

  • wa8pcw bob:

    Cool , could this get the NO code ham into cw ???????

  • Richard K2DTE:

    Reply to Elwood Downey WB0OEW: who commented on my phonetic article response as being, “revel in derision”.
    a. If you had read the article correctly you would have noticed “this has got to be a scam”.
    b. If ‘Amateur Radio Newspaper’, has printed this as a fools joke disguised, how will anyone know when the next one will be printed.?

  • john wiles:

    i think the date is the …….. first of april

    april fools day !

  • john wiles:

    i forgot to add my call sign g4wqz

  • Ken N7KO:

    April fools day everyone, I know the world has gone Crazy Crazy but this is just a sad joke from a very sick mind.
    73′ everyone, keep your batteries charged and you QRP pack ready to go and enjoy QRP CW style this year, I know I will again 72′ and 73′

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