Army training film explains proper position of hand on telegraph key when sending Morse code messages
United States USA Date:1966 Duration:4 min 30 sec Sound:Yes
Army Master Sergeant, in training film about telegraphy. He illustrates proper position of telegraphers hand on telegraph key, with the help of a large dummy hand. Index and middle finger hold the button. Thumb on side with ring and little finger curled inside. Movements made with fingers keeping thumb steady. Third step being practice given on screen. A Sergeant listens to the recorded tape and uses RD-60 code recorder. Screen displays a good and bad example of using hand key. That soldier sits in a jeep and demonstrates use of a field telegraph key strapped to his leg. He transmits invitation to a woman, to dine with him. She imitates his Morse code message on a piano.. She agrees to join him for dinner. The soldier sends the letter "V" (for victory) repeatedly over the telegraph. Film ends with the couple dining in a restaurant.
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