Perhaps, an even more invaluable reason for adopting a specific universal phonetic alphabet has to do with a universal characteristic of the human brain. Numerous studies have shown that all humans have a phenomenal natural ability to instantly fill in missing sounds in known words with expected information even though those sounds are not there!
While reading about the early days of radio, I came across this schematic of a Guglielmo Marconi receiver, said to be similar to the one that copied his famous first transatlantic message on 12 Dec 1901.
A simple and easy project is a portable power source for remote operations. This project can be used to support SOTA/POTA operations as well as supporting emergency operations.