Phonetic Alphabet

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Phonetic Alphabet

The phonetic alphabet is a verbal (spoken) tool which can help you transmit information clearly, particularly when there are other noise distractions; or over the radio or telephone.
If it is necessary to spell a word to prevent misunderstanding, read out a license plate, or overcome poor reception, the phonetic alphabet should be used. This alphabet is used by NATO. It is also used in international aviation and in security and law enforcement work.

A Alfa (AL fah) N November (no VEM ber)
B Bravo (BRAH VOH) O Oscar (OSS car)
C Charlie (CHAR lee) P Papa (pah pah)
D Delta (DELL tah) Q Quebec (keh BECK)
E Echo (ECK oh) R Romeo (ROW me oh)
F Foxtrot (FOKS trot) S Sierra (see AIR rah)
G Golf (GOLF) T Tango (TANG go)
H Hotel (hoh TELL) U Uniform (YOU ne form)
I India (IN dee ah) V Victor (VIC tor)
J Juliet (JEW lee ETT) W Whiskey (WISS kley)
K Kilo (KEY loh) X X-ray (ECKS ray)
L Lima (LEE mah) Y Yankee (YANG key)
M Mike (MIKE) Z Zulu (ZOO loo)

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