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Georg Neuner

Since I am new to German Funk and WW2 reenacting I was wondering what radio procedures the German Funkers use to communicate via radio during reenactments. Can anybody fill me in? Do unit Funkers speak German, use Field Code, and have a standardized procedure for opening and operating the German commo net(s)? Any info on this subject would be appreciated. Danke sehr! Schorch. 

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Desert Rat

Welcome to MCN Georg,

Good to see you on here and hope you enjoy this Great website.

Best Wishes.....Desert Rat

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Georg Neuner

Thanks Desert Rat, good to be here. I imagine that somebody here must know about radio procedures used by Axis Forces at reenactments. If not, can anybody here provide some guidance on where I can find the proper radio communications procedures followed by Heer and WSS units during the war? I appreciate any help. Danke sehr! Schorch.

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val
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Hi @Georg Neuner, i'm not a reenactor so i cannot give you a pointers how reenactors play it today.

If it's my guess it think however they do it mostly incorrectly.

But for pointers - here's a proper Enigma procedures for you : http://users.telenet.be/d.rijmenants/en/enigmaproc.htm

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Georg Neuner

Val, Thank you. That was interesting reading. I am more interested in voice procedures than encrypted messages. I have purchased a wartime Funker Manual and am awaiting its delivery. Hopefully it will explain the proper Heer voice radio procedures and provide examples. Danke. Schorch.

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Funksammler
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You may want to read some of the recently published articles on German portable radios, they contain a short description on how they were used. There is a bit in here: https://www.militariacollectors.network/forums/topic/3485-b-is-for-feldfunksprecher-b-b1-b2/

This article also contains an example of radio procedure in a training pamphlet: https://www.militariacollectors.network/forums/topic/3496-d-is-for-kleinfunksprecher-d/

At this low level (which is usually the level reenacted in modern events) procedures were relatively simple, use of simple code words to camouflage unit names, locations and orders.

I will probably write in future in more detail about the "Sprechtafel" used by the portable radio stations and tanks etc. We have also discussed it briefly on the WAF: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=530539 , this thread also shows an example "Sprechtafel" used during reenactment events.

 

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Georg Neuner

Funksammler, Danke sehr! I appreciate it. Stay Safe, Schorch.

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Desert Rat

Good answers and links to Georg from you two well informed comms specialists.....Thanks

Best to you both for your kind assistance...Desert Rat/ Ian

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Desert Rat

Hello Georg,

Hope all is well with you, you have two very good specialists assisting you.....Not me , sorry I have no idea about all this stuff (but without it WW1 & WW2 would have been a disaster for every Allied and enemy Army across the World).

Best to you....Desert Rat/ Ian

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Georg Neuner

Thanks, Desert Rat. Yes, all is well and I am slowly learning about this very interesting Funker business. I just received an original Funker  Manual in the Post today. Unfortunately it is in Gothic Script so it will challenge my limited German reading capability. Thank all of you who have responded and sent me links to read. Stay Safe, Schorch.

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val
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@Georg Neuner, what manual did you got?

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Desert Rat

Guten Abend Georg,

Thanks for your message, it is a bit daunting this for me let alone anyone else who has little idea what it's all about  - Communications - during WW2 but MCN has a few specialists here that can kindly assist you -Val, Funks, Turn? (Belgium)...all with great knowledge.

If it's Gothic Script ....maybe print it out and get on  - Google Translate - type in the best you can and that may help you....We hope!

Good Luck & Best Wishes,,,,Good to have you on MCN

Desert Rat/ Ian

Tchuss!

Edited by Desert Rat
correction to text

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Georg Neuner

Greetings All, the German Manual I purchased is entitled, “Nachrichten-verbindungsdienst” by Herbert Meyer. I don’t see a printed date. It cost RM 1,40 originally. The manual appears to be published Pre War as all the pictures of soldiers seem to be in WWI model helmets. It is filled with great diagram examples of the correct and incorrect way of doing things. I haven’t found the radio procedures I am seeking yet, but it is early days. Stay Safe, Schorch.

 

 

 

 

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