Amateur Radio and NATO Alphabet

ABM_1453696541Griffen has been very excited to get involved with the communications team with our local Oath Keeper’s group. He just picked up a handheld radio and was able to sit and listen to the check in for all of the local members for the Sunday night check-in. 

If you are not familiar with OathKeepers, check out their website at www.arizonaoathkeepers.org

Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders,  who pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

Our local group has some pretty AWESOME teams, including preparedness (which I am a part of), communication, security, engineering, etc, all in case of an emergency in our community.

So Griffen’s newest goal is to get hie Ham Radio License.  I wonder if he can get my Grandfather’s old call number… And I think that I should get mine license as well.

His first step is to learn the NATO Phonetic Alphabet.  And to start going to local meetings for Radio Operators… Our Yavapai County group is www.w7yrc.org.

NATO Phonetic Alphabet

A – Alpha
K – Kilo
U – Uniform
 0 – Zero
B – Bravo
L – Lima
V – Victor
1 – Wun (One)
C – Charlie
M – Mike
W – Whiskey
2 – Two
D – Delta
N – November
X – X-ray
3 – Tree (Three)
E – Echo
O – Oscar
Y – Yankee
4 – Fower (Four)
F – Foxtrot
P – Papa
Z – Zulu
5 – Fife (Five)
G – Golf
Q – Quebec
 
6 – Six
H – Hotel
R – Romeo
. – decimal (point)
 7 – Seven
I – India
S – Sierra
. – (full) stop
8 – Ait (Eight)
J – Juliet
T – Tango
 
9 – Niner (Nine)