PHONETIC ALBHABET

The phonetic alphabet is used to spell words when radio conditions are poor and signals are weak.

Letter to be
transmitted
Code word to be usedSpoken as1
AAlfaAL FAH
BBravoBRAH VOH
CCharlieCHAR LEE or SHAR LEE
DDeltaDELL TAH
EEchoECK OH
FFoxtrotFOKS TROT
GGolfGOLF
HHotelHOH TELL
IIndiaIN DEE AH
JJuliettJEW LEE ETT
KKiloKEY LOH
LLimaLEE MAH
MMikeMIKE
NNovemberNO VEM BER
OOscarOSS CAH
PPapaPAH PAH
QQuebecKEH BECK
RRomeoROW ME OH
SSierraSEE AIR RAH
TTangoTANG GO
UUniformYOU NEE FORM or
OO NEE FORM
VVictorVIK TAH
WWhiskeyWISS KEY
XX-rayECKS RAY
YYankeeYANG KEY
ZZuluZOO LOO

1    The syllables to be emphasized are shown in bold.