Phonetic Alphabet

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Jargon is common place on all 40 CB Radio Channels. In an effort to improve this valuable service many CB radio Operators are decreasing the jargon and operating more like professional operators. Learning the Phonetic Alphabet, Numerical Pronunciation, Q Signals and 'Plain Language Procedure' (Pro) Words will help you become a better CB Radio Operator and help re-establish Class D CB radio as it was originally envisioned by the FCC - as a personal radio service for necessary communications.


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Letter Word Pronunciation
A ALFA AL FAH
B BRAVO BRAH VOH
C CHARLIE CHAR LEE
D DELTA DELL TAH
E ECHO ECK OH
F FOXTROT FOKS TROT
G GULF GOLF
H HOTEL HOH TELL
I INDIA IN DEE AH
J JULIET 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
V VICTOR VIK TORE
W WHISKEY WISS KEY
X XRAY ECKS RAY
Y YANKEE YANG KEY
Z ZULU ZOO LOO

 

CB jargonNUMERICAL PRONUNCIATIONPhonetic Alphabet

When numerals are transmitted over the CB radio they can easily be confused with other words, meanings and numbers. To help eliminate any confusion and afford a clear, concise message to the recipient the following table should be used to transmit clear numerals.

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Numeral Spoken As
0 ZE RO
1 WUN
2 TOO
3 TREE
4 FOW ER
5 FIFE
6 SIX
7 SEV EN
8 AIT
9 NIN ER


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