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7/8/2020 3:01:36 PM
Posted: 4/9/2001 11:46:38 AM EDT
Does anyone have a list of all the radio call letters ie: Alpha, Bravo, Charlie etc..?

Thanks.

Nuckles.
Link Posted: 4/9/2001 11:51:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/9/2001 12:52:48 PM EDT by Imbroglio]
alpha, bravo, charlie, delta, echo, foxtrot, golf, hotel, india, julliette, kilo, lima, mike, november, oscar, papa, quebec, romeo, sierra, tango, uniform, victor, x-ray, yankee, zulu.

I forgot whiskey.

And a partridge in a pear tree.
Link Posted: 4/9/2001 11:53:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/9/2001 11:59:40 AM EDT by sigman]
Alpha
bravo
charlie
delta
echo
foxtrot
golf
hotel
indian
juliet
kilo
limma
mike
november
oscar
papa
romeo
seairra
tango
uniform
victor
whiskey
x-ray
yankee
Zulu



sorry for th poor list hopefully someone will come by and fill in the blanks and fix any of the letters I got wrong
Link Posted: 4/9/2001 11:55:30 AM EDT
Imbroglio beat me to the post! will edit mine accordingly
Link Posted: 4/9/2001 12:03:40 PM EDT
This appears to be the military one (I didn't double check), but do note that there are variations in this list.  For instance, in some agencies, they use all names...

Adam, Boy, Charlie, David, etc...

Other agencies use various other items as well, it's all a matter of where you are.  If you look up "phonetic alphabet" on the Internet, you may find a few unique ones out there...
Link Posted: 4/9/2001 12:04:13 PM EDT
I think while I was typing mine I made some errors as well looking on those above.

What you are referring to is the "phonetic" alphabet. It has been a long time since I got out but I'll give 'er a shot.
Alpha
Bravo
Charlie
Delta
Echo
Foxtrot
Golf
Hotel
India
Juno
Kilo
Lima
Mike
November
Oscar
(I cannot recall what "p" is in the military phenetic alphabet...but do recall a lot of excrement)
Quebec
Radar
Sierra
Tango
Uniform
Victory
("W" escapes me at this time as well)
X-Ray
Yankee
Zebra

The standard police phonetic alphabet differs:

Adam
Boy
Charles
David
Edward
Frank
George
Henry
Ida
John
King
Lincoln
Mike
Norah
Ocean
Paul
Queen
Robert
Steve
Tom
Union
Victor
William
X-ray (what else is there?)
Yankee
Zebra

To really piss off a dispatcher one can tell them "O"....as in 'possum and/or "P" as in 'neumonia.
Link Posted: 4/9/2001 12:10:23 PM EDT
Thank guys!  That about covers it!!

Nuckles.
Link Posted: 4/9/2001 12:15:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/9/2001 12:24:51 PM EDT
And "Z" is "Zulu."

Does anyone know the old phonetic alphabet? I guess it has changed since WWII.
Link Posted: 4/9/2001 12:33:31 PM EDT
The correct spelling is ALFA, not the greek alpha...for what its worth.
Link Posted: 4/9/2001 12:34:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/9/2001 12:41:41 PM EDT
Well, shoot. I said in the begin' of my post it'd been a spell.
I stand humbly corrected.


[i]let them try to 'member stuff from over a quarter century ago.....[/i];)
Link Posted: 4/9/2001 1:31:37 PM EDT
Last week, I had to phone in a service call on a server, and they wanted the S/N.  I used the call letters, and afterwards tried to name the entire alphabet.  I couldn't remember them all, so I asked a co-worker about it.  He's a pilot, so he uses them quite a bit.  He also sent me a humorous list of call letters.  I don't recommend using these.

Aisle
Bye
Core
Dive
Eleven
Fore
Gnat
Hive
Ill
J---
Knife
Lye
Mnemonic
Nigh
One
Phooey
Qiviut (the wool undercoat of a Musk Ox)
Rye
Sigh
Too
Us
Vie
Why
Xenia
You
Zero
Link Posted: 4/9/2001 3:01:33 PM EDT
I wish the cops would get it right. It sounds so gay the way they say it.
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