A side note to the previous post on using a phonetic alphabet–
When formally identifying yourself or another radio station with the letter Z in the call sign we use Zulu for proper ITU phonetics.
But we don’t always use phonetics for identification. Once the call signs have been logged and acknowledged properly, we typically identify with call signs spoken normally (no phonetics).
So here is the wrinkle… If there is a letter Z in any call sign, we should not Continue reading