Ed's Radio (AA6ED) – Phonetic Alphabet

Developed by ICAO in the 1950s, the current international phonetic alphabet goes by several names such as the ITU Phonetic Alphabet, the FAA Phonetic Alphabet and the NATO Phonetic Alphabet. There are slight spelling variants between "Alfa" and "Alpha", "Juliett" and "Juliet", etc. The right–most column lists the phonetic alphabet still in use by many Los Angeles area emergency services organizations (and their associated RACES and ARES units).

Phonetic Alphabets
Character ITU Phonetic Alphabet LAPD
AAlfaAdam
BBravoBoy
CCharlieCharles
DDeltaDavid
EEchoEdward
FFoxtrotFrank
GGolfGeorge
HHotelHenry
IIndiaIda
JJuliettJohn
KKiloKing
LLimaLincoln
MMikeMary
NNovemberNora
OOscarOcean
PPapaPaul
QQuebecQueen
RRomeoRobert
SSierraSam
TTangoTom
UUniformUnion
VVictorVictor
WWhiskeyWilliam
XX–RayX–Ray
YYankeeYoung
ZZuluZebra