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Author Topic: B 7 F G 4  (Read 561 times)
WB0IXV
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« on: December 09, 2017, 07:39:01 PM »

I read this in a booklet 73 Magazine published in 1962:
The practice phrase "B 7 F G 4, has an interesting history.  It was taught to Infantry c.w. operators during World War II and was used as an amulet to enable the sender to relax and make good copy while under fire.  The solider operator would rattle it off on a 'dry' key a few times before turning on the transmitter to move his messages."

Has anyone heard this before?  Is it true?

73,
Dave
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K0UA
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 07:44:19 PM »

I read this in a booklet 73 Magazine published in 1962:
The practice phrase "B 7 F G 4, has an interesting history.  It was taught to Infantry c.w. operators during World War II and was used as an amulet to enable the sender to relax and make good copy while under fire.  The solider operator would rattle it off on a 'dry' key a few times before turning on the transmitter to move his messages."

Has anyone heard this before?  Is it true?

73,
Dave
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HUH?  More input needed. 
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KD8IIC
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 08:54:28 PM »

 Something new...
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K8AXW
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 09:32:06 PM »

Never heard this one before but then I was never in combat.  Frankly, I think it would take something else to calm an operator down while being fired upon!
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 01:45:22 AM »

eHam Forums => CW => Topic started by: K4KRW on August 04, 2012, 02:12:34 AM

The Bayonet 1943:

https://archive.org/stream/1943-11-11Bayonet/1943-11-11Bayonet_djvu.txt

https://archive.org/stream/73-magazine-1999-06/06_June_1999_djvu.txt
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PA0KDW
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2017, 02:27:02 AM »

and:
http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,84535.msg915007.html#msg915007

73 Frans
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KE6EE
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2017, 01:50:40 PM »

"Bens best bent wire" a few times at 25 wpm gets the blood flowing in the hand and in the area between the ears.
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2017, 04:22:16 PM »

I find a couple of V or a ...-. are good enough
But if I get bored.... then I'll do a dance
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