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Weird alphabet system

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posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 01:55 PM
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Today, when I was at my saturday job, I had to take the postcode of someone, and they said, instead of:
PE-- ---
They said
Papa Echo -- ---

I know this is a system used by armed forces, but which ones use it, and also what is the entire alphabet like this?




posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 02:20 PM
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Alpha
Beta
Charlie
Delta
Echo
Foxtrot
Golf
Hotel
India
Juliet
Kilo
Lima
Mike
November
Oscar
Papa
Quebec
Romeo
Sierra
Tango
Uniform
Victor
Whiskey
X-ray
Yankee
Zulu

is how it goes.



posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 02:23 PM
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Yes but who exactly uses it?



posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 03:30 PM
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Police, the military, some amateur radio operators... it's basically just used for disambiguation when speaking over a radio.



posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 03:37 PM
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Its the phoenetic alphabet, it makes letters easily distinguishable over radio, even if theres a bad connection.



posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 02:00 PM
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I do, and have done since 196something!

My last indicator and callsign was Delta 4/3B - 4th Troop, 4th Vehicle Commander.



posted on Jan, 30 2006 @ 06:56 AM
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Thanks, I just wondered a bit about it and what it was for, Thanks!



posted on Jan, 30 2006 @ 09:19 AM
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I thought B was Bravo

[edit on 30-1-2006 by Mayet]



posted on Jan, 30 2006 @ 11:45 AM
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It's bravo over here in England, maybe it's different in different countries?

I doubt it's changed since yesterday though, my cadet squadron is B flight, or Bravo flight.



posted on Jan, 30 2006 @ 12:05 PM
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Yes anyone can and do use it, I myself have used it many times when going sailing when giving my callsighn to the coastgaurd. And yes it is 'Bravo' in england.



posted on Nov, 16 2008 @ 08:29 PM
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this is used by the military for Team encodement and by Air traffic control for... well, air traffic control.



posted on Nov, 16 2008 @ 09:14 PM
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here's a little tutorial on how it works

Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo



[edit on (11/16/0808 by invisiblewoman]



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