Phonetic Alphabet The Standard International Phonetic Alphabet is recommended when it is necessary to clarify the spelling of a word.

It is very easy to be confused between the letters B and P, M and N etc. when speaking over the radio or telephone For example ‘TOM’ you would pronounce this as :Tango Oscar Mike. International Morse Code Samual Fineley Breese Morse (1791-1872) an American, was the inventor of the Morse Code and the promotor of the electromagnetic (wire) telegraph. It was not until 1895 that Senatore Guilielmo Marconi successfully demonstrated wireless telegraphy which is still used by professional and amateur radio operators today. Two different pulse lengths called dot (dit) and dash (dah) in different combinations make up the alphabet and numerals shown opposite. Additional combinations are used for full stop, comma and hyphen etc. A dash is equal to three dots in time while the space between the dots and dashes in a letter equals a dot in time. Space between two letters in a word is equal to three dots and between two words five dots. Example:- A = di dah C = dah di dah dit E = dit. Compiled by the:- Duxford Radio Society for the Education Dept of the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. England

Alpha Bravo 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 Wun Two Three Four Fife Six Sev-en Ate Niner Zero

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

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