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  1. Panzerknacker

    Panzerknacker New Member

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    Alpha, Baker, Charlie, Dog, Easy, Fox, Green, what else???
     
  2. Doc Raider

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    If no one beats me, I can get them to you by Tues. I do think that Able was used instead of alpha, but I could be wrong, as we learned modern versions which all seem to be different.
     
  3. Major Destruction

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    There's a whole load of them.

    Pre-1954 U.S. Navy Radio Alphabet

    (Communications Handbook, 1945)

    Able Baker Charlie Dog Easy Fox George How Item Jig King
    Love Mike Nan Oboe Peter Queen Roger Sugar Tare Uncle Victor
    William X-ray Yoke Zebra

    "Used by Armed services of USA & GB" (ARRL Handbook, 1945)

    Able Baker ... Easy ... Tare ...

    Allied Services 1945:

    Able Baker ... Edward ... Tape ...

    >From a book entitled "The Complete Morse Instructor..." (1944):

    Able Baker ... Easy ... Tare ...

    RAF 1943-56:

    Able-Afirm ... Item/Interrogatory ... Jig/Johnny ...
    Nab/Negat ... Peter/Prep ...

    In other alphabets of the Able Baker class: affirm, cast,
    hypo, inter, negat, option, over, prep]

    RAF 1942-43

    Apple Beer Charlie Dog Edward Freddy George Harry In
    Jug/Johnny King Love Mother Nuts Orange Peter Queen
    Roger/Robert Suga Tommy Uncle Vic William X-ray Yoke/Yorker
    Zebra

    [cf. Dam Busters film: A apple, G George, J Johnny,
    L leather, M mother, N nuts, P popsy, Z zebra]

    I am sure you can find more variants. ;)

    [ 01. December 2002, 01:08 PM: Message edited by: Major Destruction ]
     
  4. Panzerknacker

    Panzerknacker New Member

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    Excellent Doc-yeah, sorry-of course, Able.
    I know:- Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog, Easy, Fox, George, Item....
     
  5. Andreas Seidel

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    Anyone know what made them change to Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta Echo Foxtrot Golf Hotel India Juliet Kilo Lima Mike November Oscar Papa Quebec Romeo Sierra Tango Uniform Victor Whiskey X-Ray Yankee Zulu???
     
  6. Panzerknacker

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    As far as I know the Yanks don't use that system, they haven't changed. We Aussies use the Alpha, Bravo, Charlie etc etc though-I know it off by heart!!!
     
  7. C.Evans

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    The ones I know are: Abel, Baker, Charlie, Dog, Easy, Fox, George, How, Item, Jack, King, Love,

    I think they switched to using Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, either just after the Korean War to sometimne during the Vietnam War. They still use it.
     

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