I was reading New Ham Radio License by AG6IF and the author says something strange in the context of station/operator identification:
Use the standard ham phonetics, not the Air Force version, or the Fire Department's version or something you heard on TV.
As far as I know, the USAF uses the NATO phonetic alphabet. This suggests that the ham radio phonetic alphabet isn’t the same as the NATO phonetic alphabet.
Is the author confused? Am I confused? Are there multiple alphabets? Should I not be using military / air traffic phonetics?