Radio Alphabet, Marine Flags and Morse Code Poster
Adventurers, explorers, thrill and chills seekers, here is your cheat sheet poster! Learn about the radio alphabet, Morse code and marine flags.
The NATO Radio Alphabet or Phonetic Alphabet
The radio alphabet is a code used for communications, which consists in representing each letter by a word. This “alpha code” is recognized and used worldwide, among others by NATO. But these word are not chosen randomly!
To begin with, they are chosen in an acrophonic way, that is to say that they must begin with the letter they represent. The aim is to avoid ambiguity between similar sounds (such as “m” and “n”, “p” and “b”), which can occur due to the noise and interference to which radio transmissions are frequently subjected.
Then, the words of the radio alphabet are selected to be easily pronounceable, and without being confused with other words.
The International Phonetic Alphabet can save lives!
Mastering this radio alphabet allows you to broadcast a clear message, save time and increase safety at sea. This standardization of words between interlocutors is the guarantee of good communication.
It is used in the police, the army, for naval communications… In short, it is a must!
The words chosen in each radio alphabet differ from country to country or organization to organization. However, it is the NATO one that has been chosen and has been the most used since the 1950s. Radio alphabets are often referred to as phonetic alphabets but should not be confused with phonetic transcription systems (such as the International Phonetic Alphabet) which are also so called.
To say “hi”, you will say “Hotel India”.
The international code of naval flags also represents letters and numbers. This international code of marine signals allows the letters of the alphabet to be represented from a ship, using different flags, which can be used in several ways:
– Each flag has its own specific meaning,
– Each flag is used as a letter of a message,
– One or more flags form a code word that can be decoded with the help of the S.H.O.M. book N°32 (S.H.32 for France) that each boat has to have on board.
The most known is the A which means, “I have divers diving” but the Q is also known because we have to hoist it when we arrive in a new country, to ask for the customs operations…
This poster will fit perfectly with the Beaufort scale, which describes the strength of the wind!
30×40 cm / 12×16″, 50×70 cm / 20×28″, 70×100 cm / 28×40″
Poster in English
200g (80lb) uncoated museum quality paper
No frame, Black frame, White frame, Wooden frame
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Frequently asked questions
How long will it take for my order to arrive?
|Country||Poster||Poster + Frame|
|France||3-6 working days||4-8 working days|
|Germany||3-4 working days||3-4 working days|
|Australia||3-16 working days||3-16 working days|
|Austria||5-7 working days||4-6 working days|
|Belgium||3-7 working days||6-9 working days|
|Brazil||7-23 working days||6-23 working days|
|Bulgaria||10-23 working days||10-23 working days|
|Cyprus||8-10 working days||8-10 working days|
|Croatia||9-14 working days||9-14 working days|
|Denmark||2-3 working days||7-8 working days|
|Spain||3-8 working days||5-12 working days|
|Estonia||7-13 working days||7-9 working days|
|USA||8-14 working days||4-22 working days|
|Finland||3-9 working days||9-31 working days|
|Greece||13-21 working days||13-21 working days|
|Hungaria||8-9 working days||8-9 working days|
|Ireland||2-6 working days||9-14 working days|
|Italy||6-8 working days||4-8 working days|
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|Poland||5-22 working days||4-23 working days|
|Portugal||12-17 working days||9-16 working days|
|Romania||6-14 working days||7-15 working days|
|UK||3-4 working days||3-4 working days|
|Czech Republic||3-11 working days||6-14 working days|
|Slovakia||7-14 working days||7-14 working days|
|Slovenia||3-7 working days||6-8 working days|
|Sweden||3-6 working days||5-7 working days|
Is the information on the poster verified?
We also go out into the field to interview "real people" and gather their opinions and knowledge. Finally, we cross-reference the information we have gathered with reliable sources on the web such as Wikipedia, just to be sure that our information is accurate.
How is the frame?
It's a 1 to 2cm thick (0.4 to 0.8″) wood frame, paired with unbreakable clear plexiglass. Its design and three colors to choose from will match any room and any style.
It has a hanging kit to hang it on the wall vertically and horizontally.
The frame and the poster are delivered assembled together.
How are the posters packaged?
To ensure that your posters arrive in perfect condition, we have selected solid and reliable packaging. The photos below are examples only, as packaging may vary from country to country.
The poster is packaged in a sturdy tube. Depending on the country, the tube can be wrapped with a shipping sleeve to prevent the tube from rolling.
Inside the tube, the poster is wrapped in tissue paper.
The tissue paper prevents scratching due to friction in the tube.
What paper is used? Is it environmentally friendly?
Yes, the paper used to print on our posters comes from wood from sustainably managed and responsible forests, which are FSC certified.
How do I track my order?
All our packages are shipped with a tracking service. You will receive the link to track your shipment as soon as your order is shipped. If you have any questions about the tracking or shipping of your order, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will be happy to answer you.
Radio Alphabet, Marine Flags and Morse Code Poster
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