Old Navy Radiomen knew a lot of the RMs half a world away simply from recognizing a fist they knew from "A" school
I know some will find your statement somewhat hard to believe but let me tell you for a fact that I could tell when they changed operators on a net, if the operator was either sick, hung over, simply feeling bad or if he really didn't want to be there!
Fists become 'voices' and are easily recognized after a time.
Very true. I think I'd still remember my first code instructor's fist from Navy "A" school in 1963. It would worry me if I DID hear it, because he went SK about 4 years later. Maybe if I heard it I'd know that I was also SK!