New phonetic radio alphabet

Saber

EDC Master
#1
WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published the much anticipated update to the phonetic radio alphabet. With English as the official language of aviation, the updated alphabet is meant to encourage easier global communications.

“This state-of-the-art enhancement will improve flight safety and increase efficiency with regard to radio communications,” said FAA Assistant Administrator Bailey Edwards .

The new alphabet will go into effect on 01 JULY 2019 as follows:

  • A – Aisle
  • B – Bdellium
  • C – Czar
  • D – Django
  • E – Eye
  • F – Foxtrot
  • G – Gnat
  • H – Hour
  • I – Inside
  • J – Jalapeno
  • K – Knight
  • L – Lima
  • M – Mnemonic
  • N – Nancy
  • O – Oedipus
  • P – Pterodactyl
  • Q – Quran
  • R – Romeo
  • S – Sierra
  • T – Tsunami
  • U – Uniform
  • V – Victor
  • W – Wreath
  • X – Xylophone
  • Y – Yankee
  • Z – Zulu
 

EDCP-MIKE

Administrator
Staff member
Charter Member
#2
WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published the much anticipated update to the phonetic radio alphabet. With English as the official language of aviation, the updated alphabet is meant to encourage easier global communications.

“This state-of-the-art enhancement will improve flight safety and increase efficiency with regard to radio communications,” said FAA Assistant Administrator Bailey Edwards .

The new alphabet will go into effect on 01 JULY 2019 as follows:

  • A – Aisle
  • B – Bdellium
  • C – Czar
  • D – Django
  • E – Eye
  • F – Foxtrot
  • G – Gnat
  • H – Hour
  • I – Inside
  • J – Jalapeno
  • K – Knight
  • L – Lima
  • M – Mnemonic
  • N – Nancy
  • O – Oedipus
  • P – Pterodactyl
  • Q – Quran
  • R – Romeo
  • S – Sierra
  • T – Tsunami
  • U – Uniform
  • V – Victor
  • W – Wreath
  • X – Xylophone
  • Y – Yankee
  • Z – Zulu
Is this legit? What was wrong with the old version?
 

Saber

EDC Master
#5
I was monitoring a HAM frequency last Summer and heard this alphabet used - and it is legit for DX transmissions:

  • A......AMERICA
  • B......BOSTON
  • C......CANADA
  • D......DENMARK
  • E......ENGLAND
  • F......FRANCE
  • G.....GERMANY
  • H.....HONOLULU
  • I.......ITALY
  • J......JAPAN
  • K......KILOWATT
  • L......LONDON,
  • M......MEXICO
  • N......NORWAY
  • O......ONTARIO
  • P......PORTUGAL
  • Q......QUEBEC,
  • R......RADIO
  • S......SANTIAGO
  • T......TOKYO
  • U......UNITED
  • V...... VICTORIA
  • W......WASHINGTON
  • X......X-RAY
  • Y......YOKOHAMA
  • Z...... ZANZIBAR
 

TonySal

EDC Master
#6
I was monitoring a HAM frequency last Summer and heard this alphabet used - and it is legit for DX transmissions:

  • A......AMERICA
  • B......BOSTON
  • C......CANADA
  • D......DENMARK
  • E......ENGLAND
  • F......FRANCE
  • G.....GERMANY
  • H.....HONOLULU
  • I.......ITALY
  • J......JAPAN
  • K......KILOWATT
  • L......LONDON,
  • M......MEXICO
  • N......NORWAY
  • O......ONTARIO
  • P......PORTUGAL
  • Q......QUEBEC,
  • R......RADIO
  • S......SANTIAGO
  • T......TOKYO
  • U......UNITED
  • V...... VICTORIA
  • W......WASHINGTON
  • X......X-RAY
  • Y......YOKOHAMA
  • Z...... ZANZIBAR
No... ? I send, England Denmark Canada. Portugal....?
 
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