APPENDIX 14

Phonetic Alphabet and Figure Code

(See Articles 30, 57)

 

1. When it is necessary to spell out call signs, service abbreviations and words, the following letter spelling table shall be used:

 

Letter to be transmitted Code word to be used Spoken as *
A Alfa AL FAH
B Bravo BRAH VOH
C Charlie CHAR LEE or SHAR LEE
D Delta DELL TAH
E Echo ECK 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 VIK TAH
W Whiskey WISS KEY
X X-ray ECKS RAY
Y Yankee YANG KEY
Z Zulu ZOO LOO

* The syllables to be emphasized are underlined.

 

2. When it is necessary to spell out figures or marks, the following table shall be used:

 

Letter to be transmitted Code word to be used Spoken as **
0 Nadazero NAH-DAH-ZAY-ROH
1 Unaone OO-NAH-WUN
2 Bissotwo BEES-SOH-TOO
3 Terrathree TAY-RAH-TREE
4 Kartefour KAR-TAY-FOWER
5 Pantafive PAN-TAH-FIVE
6 Soxisix SOK-SEE-SIX
7 Setteseven SAY-TAY-SEVEN
8 Oktoeight OK-TOH-AIT
9 Novenine NO-VAY-NINER
Decimal point Decimal DAY-SEE-MAL
Full stop Stop STOP

** Each syllable should be equally emphasized.

 

3. However, stations of the same country, when communicating between themselves, may use any other table recognized by their administration.


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