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"German Radio Tactics" from Tactical and Technical Trends

A report from North Africa on German radio interference tactics, from Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 30, July 29, 1943.

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From North Africa comes a report that when using short-range radio in the clear during combat, it was a frequent occurrence to have conflicting orders come in in excellent English, occasionally in a voice closely resembling that of someone known to the receiving station. Not only would this interference use up precious time, but more time would have to be consumed by broadcasting the message, "Disregard last order". German radio operators often knew American individual officer's names and called them direct. The best "cure" was to shift to another frequency.


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