Re: [G104] Sherman tanks and radios
- Bob and Couch, Please let me know about those 51 channels. Any idea what
radio it was? My radio an SCR 508 uses a BC604 transmitter with 10 push
button channels with possibility of 80 removable crystals.
In the FT 237 mount was also TWO receivers BC 603 with ten push buttons
each. ie 20 channels incoming and 10 channels outgoing. Obviously you could
remove the covers and change crystals to any number of possiblities but only
can use 10 out and 20 in with the push buttons. Does this sound like your
radio? Thanks for the clarification. Russ Morgan
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Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2002 10:10 PM
Subject: Re: [G104] Sherman tanks and radios
> Couch is absolutely right about the 51 channel pushbutton FM radios. He is
> also correct about nobody being able to hear the commander..or much of
> else unless it was through your intercom headphones. The commander could
> communicate to the gunner by leaning forward and yelling in his ear, but
> intercom was the usual way to communicate.
> As a commander I made the terrible mistake, one day, of saying some
> bad things about the platoon leader, a 2nd. Lt. I had been talking with
> via radio. Afterwards I wanted to make a comment to my driver about this
> Unfortunately, I didn't switch to intercom and instead left it on radio
> broadcast to the entire western civilization what nut he, the officer,
> Being the true gentleman that he was, he came on the air and informed me
> I was on transmit, not intercom. Red face, me. Lesson learned.
> Ps Hey, Couch...how about lunch Friday at Hometown, Medford...?
> Bob & Linda May
> Eight Dollar Mountain,
> Southern Oregon
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- Hi Russ...
Here I go letting you down, but I do have a great excuse...I forget!
For the life of me about all I can recall is the there was a bunch of shiny
chrome plated pushbuttons. And, yes, a tray(s) of crystals to allow changing
frequencies. I don't think I ever changed anything...and, the only use I had
of the radio was tank to tank. The platoon leader did all the tank to
company/battalion conversations. I do remember that I hung my Thompson sub
machine gun under the lip of the radio.
Couch might be able to give you more info..he was a loader and spent more
time in the turret than I did. Ninety nine pecent of my combat time was spent
driving the blasted darlin'. I didn't get moved upstairs until toward the end
when they ran out of good men, looked around and found me cowering
Bob & Linda May
Eight Dollar Mountain,
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- Hi Russ
In our Ford v-8s , we were told it was a radio
designed for Pennsilvania State police Department. 51 channels all
controled by the use of push buttons. If the Japanese got on our
channel, we just were sent to a different crystil.
example: we were on 3 and they would send us to 8. The Japs couldn't say
r's they would say l's
so our call name was Pudding Charlie to them was prudding charrie.
So if we heard Prudding Charrie move out. we knew we were not in range
and we would pour it to them.