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post #41 of Old 06-10-2013
El Rubio
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Re: VHF Protocol

I'm an amateur radio operator and we use phonetics and callsigns without issue for the most part. I'm not certain what my registration numbers are, but if required, I would certainly memorize them. I know some people first, by their callsigns instead of names. The importance of phonetics, and it really doesn't matter much if you don't know the "official" phonetics, is clarity of the message. We train for and pass important emergency traffic. Sometimes that traffic is passed three or four times before it gets where it needs to go. Specific formats for messages are important to retain the original intent. I have called nets where people use goofy phonetics for their callsigns, but never does it interfere with the communication. Practice is what makes good radio operators.
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