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What is the international radio operators alphabet?

The standard “NATO” phonetic alphabet (actually the International Radio-Telephony Spelling Alphabet) is: Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliett, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-ray, Yankee, Zulu.

What is the international radio language?

The international radio language is English, except in cases where you are licensed to speak in some other language.

What’s the international radio code word for the letter A?

NATO Phonetic Alphabet

Symbol Code Word Phonic (pronunciation)
A Alfa/Alpha AL FAH
C Charlie CHAR LEE

Why is 9 pronounced Niner?

Pilots and air traffic controllers say niner instead of nine to distinguish it from other numbers. Radio transmissions may not be crystal clear, and with any disturbances on the frequency, nine could be easily confused with five, given they are one-syllable and rhyme.

How do you correctly say 5 on a radio?

“5” is pronounced “Fife”, because “Five” is easily confused with “FIRE”, the military command to fire weapons. “9” is pronounced “Niner”, because ‘nine’ is too close to ‘five’. Historically, this also distinguished ‘nine’ from the German ‘nein’ (‘no’).

What is Y in military?


How do I speak to a radio code?

Follow these easy steps to make a call.

  1. First listen to ensure the channel is clear for you. Press the PTT (Push-To-Talk) button.
  2. After 2 seconds: Say “recipient’s call sign” twice.
  3. followed by “THIS IS” and “your call sign”. Once the person replies, convey your message.

Is the ITU the International Phonetic Alphabet?

The International Telecommunications Union, ITU has adopted a phonetic alphabet for use with radio transmissions. Also called the International Phonetic Alphabet, this one has been adopted by other organisations including NATO.

Is the NATO Phonetic Alphabet a spelling alphabet?

Contrary to what its name suggests, the NATO Phonetic Alphabet is not a phonetic alphabet. Phonetic alphabets are used to indicate, through symbols or codes, what a speech sound or letter sounds like. The NATO Phonetic Alphabet is instead a spelling alphabet (also known as telephone alphabet, radio alphabet, word-spelling alphabet,

When did NATO use the Able Baker alphabet?

The NATO phonetic alphabet – Alfa, Bravo, Charlie… On the military side, the United States adopted a Joint Army/Navy Phonetic Alphabet, called the Able Baker alphabet after the first two code words, across all of its military branches in 1941. Two years later, the British Royal Air Force decided to use the Able Baker alphabet as well.

Why was the international radiotelephony spelling alphabet created?

The International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet (IRSA) is its proper name, and it was created by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to help decipher similar sounding letters and numbers between different countries and organizations.