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Convincing kids to learn NATO alphabet

I'm trying to make learning of the NATO alphabet interesting for kids. I invite them to spell car plate numbers during vacation with their parents. So both, the kids and the parents will learn the ...
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Is the NATO/ICAO or ITU figure pronunciation more common?

I know the NATO/ICAO pronunciation of modifying 3, 4, 5, and 9 to "tree", "fower", "fife", and "niner", respectively, but I just discovered the ITU figure pronunciations are vastly different. Which ...
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Local phonetic alphabets

In Russia hams use two phonetic alphabets - the regular one (Alpha, Beta, Charlie, ...) and a localized one (Анна, Борис, Цапля, ...). When a ham calls CQ in Russian (which by the way is pronounced ...