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Torn.Fu.b1 telephone connection with FF33, FILM
Old 10-11-2017, 03:18 AM   #1
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Default Torn.Fu.b1 telephone connection with FF33, FILM

Hello. I have made a new film about phone connection between Torn.Fu.b1 and FF33. I use two expedition words "START SENDING" and "OVER". It is certain that during the war they used such expedition words to make this work. What were these words in German ??? Can anyone answer that?
I think this worked very well.
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https://youtu.be/C5dbirMbCOY

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Old 10-11-2017, 04:33 AM   #2
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Great thanks, Helge! Very good and informative work done over there!
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:44 PM   #3
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One mistake... The change over from receive to transmit has to be done with the microphone switch. The transceiver function is switched by two relays, the "microphone" relay activates the modulator while the "key" relay activates the transmitter and switches the antenna. The "microphone" relay also actuates the "key" relay but not the other way around. If you operate with a FF33 and use the morse key, the modulator will not be activated and the transmitter will not transmit a modulated signal.

If the FF33 jack is inserted into the radio, the normal microphone is switched off, so there is no risk of the radio operator accidentally speaking over the FF33 conversation. If the radio operator wants to come on air, he has to use the handset of the FF33 placed next to the radio.

The FF33 connection was not available as a standard, normally the connection is blanked off. If the FF33 connection had to be used, the transceiver had to be removed from it's casing and the spring clip removed using tools. So presumably it was only used on order of the communications officer and he would have been responsible for training both the radio operator and the remote officer in the correct procedure. He would put particular focus on the use of correct code names and words and would issue all parties with the appropriate "Spruchtafel".

The term used by the Germans for "over" is "Kommen" (k in morse), I am not sure if there is a specific term for "start transmitting". I am not sure if it is required, as the radio operator can depress the microphone switch as soon as the remote station states "Kommen".

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Torn.Fu.b1 and FF33
Old 10-11-2017, 03:37 PM   #4
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Thanks for the interesting post.
Yes, we used the microphone to key the transmitter in the film..
This was the first time we tested this via radio.
It worked very well.
So there were only a few Torn.Fu.b1 who had this connector.
Must look at this tomorrow.
Thanks for the information.

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Old 10-11-2017, 05:09 PM   #5
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Yes, you are right, I did not look properly, thinking you used the morse key instead of the microphone....

All b1/c/f/k's have the FF33 connector, but it is normally blanked off so that it could not be used. The Torn.Fu.d2 has a similar feature. I can't remember seeing a period photograph where this feature is in use, so it would be interesting to see if pictures exist.

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Old 12-14-2017, 11:53 PM   #6
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I got inspiration from your video and bought a backpack cable spool.
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Long cable.
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Thanks Yuri D
I will soon make a film about phones.
Will demonstrate how these old ones sound.
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