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P10-156 Basics: Phonetics

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    Phonetic Alphabet

    The phonetic alphabet is a list of words used to identify letters in a message transmitted by radio or telephone and as seen in the table below. Pronounced words from an approved list substitute for letters. Radio operators communicate over the radio, using the phonetic alphabet to pronounce individual letters of the alphabet.
     

    LETTER

    WORD

    PRONUNCIATION

    A

    ALPHA

    AL FAH

    B

    BRAVO

    BRAH VOH

    C

    CHARLIE

    CHAR LEE OR SHAR LEE

    D

    DELTA

    DELL TAH

    E

    ECHO

    ECH OH

    F

    FOXTROT

    FOKS TROT

    G

    GOLF

    GOLF

    H

    HOTEL

    HOH TELL

    I

    INDIA

    IN DEE AH

    J

    JULIETT

    JEW LEE ETT

    K

    KILO

    KEY LOH

    L

    LIMA

    LEE MAH

    M

    MIKE

    MIKE

    N

    NOVEMBER

    NO VEM BER

    O

    OSCAR

    OSS CAH

    P

    PAPA

    PAH PAH

    Q

    QUEBEC

    KEH BECK

    R

    ROMEO

    ROW ME OH

    S

    SIERRA

    SEE AIR RAH

    T

    TANGO

    TANG GO

    U

    UNIFORM

    YOU NEE FORM OR OO NEE FORM

    V

    VICTOR

    VIC TAH

    W

    WISKEY

    WISS KEY

    X

    XRAY

    ECKS RAY

    Y

    YANKEE

    YANG KEY

    Z

    ZULU

    ZOO LOO

     

     

    Numerical pronunciation

    To distinguish numerals from similarly pronounced words operators use the proword ‘FIGURES’ preceding such numbers.
    This table outlines how to pronounce numerals transmitted by radio.

     

    NUMERAL

    PRONOUNCED

    0

    ZE-RO

    1

    WUN

    2

    TOO

    3

    TREE

    4

    FOW-ER

    5

    FIFE

    6

    SIX

    7

    SEV-EN

    8

    AIT

    9

    NIN-ER

     

    Numerals in combinations

    Radio operators transmit numbers digit by digit. Pronunciation of exact multiples of one thousand uses the phonetic pronunciation ‘TOU-SAND’ rather than three zeroes (see table).
    Write the figure zero as 0, the figure one as 1, and the letter ZULU as Z. Spell difficult words phonetically. Pronounce abbreviations and isolated letters without the proword ‘I SPELL.’
     

    NUMERAL

    PRONOUNCED

    44

    FOW-ER, FOW-ER

    90

    NIN-ER, ZE-RO

    136

    WUN, TREE, SIX

    TIME 1200

    WUN, TOO, ZE-RO, ZE-RO

    1748

    WUN, SEV-EN, FOW-ER, AIT

    7000

    SEV-EN, TOU-SAND

    16000

    WUN, SIX, TOU-SAND

    812681

    AIT, WUN, TOO, SIX, AIT, WUN

     

     




    CREDITS
    This SOP has been contributed to by 1 editors:
    Major James


    REFERENCES
    UNITAF Standard Operating procedures (SOP)
    are adapted primarly from US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Our written and audio procedures are a combination of the following primary source materials, as well as our own learnings, modifications and adaptations:
    - US Army Techniques Publication, Infantry Platoon and Squad (ATP 3-21.8)
    - Soldier’s Manual of Common Tasks Warrior Leader Skills Level 2, 3, and 4 (STP 21-24-SMCT)
    - The Warrior Ethos and Soldier Combat Skills (FM 3-21.75 / FM 21-75)
    - Leadership Development (FM 6-22)
    - Dyslexi's Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures for Arma 3 (TTP3)





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