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Senor Fabuloso
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Not very magical still https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_phonetic_alphabet While there may not seem like much use for the phonetic alphabet in survival, there are a number of situations where it could be extremely useful, especially when trying to transmit something in code.

All radio communications made by your survival team should be in some sort of code, even if you are just using deceptive descriptions and names of people, places and things. You don’t need to be giving information away to potentially hostile forces. Nor do you need to have miscommunications between your own team, because of noise or unclear radio contact. The phonetic alphabet will help eliminate this.

Probably the most important use of the phonetic alphabet for a survival team is in giving directions to team members. Such directions are one of the easiest things to miscommunicate, especially if they contain names which are not known by the receiving party. Spelling the names of streets and other landmarks phonetically will ensure that they receive the message clearly.

Another way that this could be useful to a survival team is to use it for conveying information about supplies. If you develop a simple code, with letter codes, such as “LVD,” for each supply item, then using the phonetic alphabet allows a scavenger team in the field to call back to base and report on what they’ve found, while still keeping that information secret.

Finally, learning the phonetic alphabet will keep others from using that information against you. It is actually rather easy to learn, if you just find a way to use it in your everyday life. Once you’ve learned it, you’ll probably never forget.

From an article posted on Survivopedia.
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Where do you live that you're so worried about hostile forces and transmitting in code?

And who's on your survival team?

Grandma?

Just curious.
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Best use is in spelling your least favorite person's name to telemarketers.
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Maybe back in the day of Captain Midnight with synchronized decoder rings...

Today Steganography is the way to go.
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Since this is "From an article posted on Survivopedia." any questions or ridiculous retort should be asked of them or their grandmother.

Stenography is amazing I use it all the time. I don't see how you can use it audibly like on a radio?

Here are some things to consider when using stenography,

1. Be sure to strip the meta data from the original source item or it will give away the fact, that something is embedded in the source.
2. Encrypt the data before embedding, as it provides another layer of security to the data.
3. Camouflage the source item with other like items in say photo album to further hide things.
4. Encrypt the whole photo album.

These types of security methods don't guaranty privacy but they go a long way, in helping.
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I learned the importance of coded communications from Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan
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We use the same alphabet in the Nuclear Industry.
I’m surprised the politically correct lunatics haven’t screamed and cried for a ban on the word for “Z” yet
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All channels are open.

As heard way back when: mnemonics such as rhyming slang, first letter choices, pauses and clicks are practical.
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On Dec 5, 2018, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
All channels are open.

As heard way back when: mnemonics such as rhyming slang, first letter choices, pauses and clicks are practical.
Piddingtons Smile


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