Friday, October 19, 2012

NATO phonetic alphabet, Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta...

Hi all,
Entering oil and gas business recently make me wonder why they call platform name with end A, B, C. They actually Alpha, Bravo, Charlie... and certain area that have 1 mother platform and 4 satellite platform, they add A, B, C, D, and E after each platform name. The mother platform, xxxxx Alpha. The satellite platform, xxxxx Bravo, xxxxx Charlie, xxxxx Delta, and xxxxx Echo.

I c, so what are the rest? So I try ask uncle google for it and found they actually NATO spelling alphabet.. lolcats! This exist because of radio conversation can be fuzzy and hard to hear each other especially on busy radio channel. 

CharacterTelephony
AALPHA
BBRAVO
CCHARLIE
DDELTA
EECHO
FFOXTROT
GGOLF
HHOTEL
IINDIA
JJULIET
KKILO
LLIMA
MMIKE
NNOVEMBER
OOSCAR
PPAPA
QQUEBEC
RROMEO
SSIERRA
TTANGO
UUNIFORM
VVICTOR
WWHISKEY
XX-RAY
YYANKEE
ZZULU

That is all. There is also phonetic alphabet for numbers but not significant different from normal pronunciation.
For further detail you can visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_phonetic_alphabet

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

its because there are letters that sound the same. Such as p and t. While fuzzy radio channels may be a part of it, it was mainly brought about to differentiate between letters that sound similar over remote communication. the words are designed to be very easy to differentiate if said properly. That's why there is also a specific pronunciation to each word

Kesehatan on August 10, 2014 at 6:15 PM said...


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