Radiotelegrams used in RARS

ver. 4.29


  Open Text Radiotelegrams were sent by many services including military (especially before and during 2WW). Almost all radiotelegrams are authentical, found in
various national archives, internet or I copied it myself. Mostly english texts, but I'm trying to find in all possible languages. Some (few hundreds!) radiotelegrams
I copied myself from ships and coastal stations in 1990s. I had three, 80 pages notebooks, but first of them I lost. Some ex radioooficers are very concerned about
secrecy of correspondence in RARS but I treat it as pure historical documents, after 30 years it has virtual nothing to do with secrecy of correspondence! Anyway I
changed personal data in private radiotelegrams. All texts are used rather as a templates, where key elements like ports, names, etc, are changing, because after
10 years of copying still the same static texts I could be died of boring, HI. I call it dynamical generation. I adding new radiotelegrams gradually.

  Please remember that special language was used to compose telegrams, often called telegraphic language. When outdated language or grammar errors are
happened, I left it authentical. Since maritime telegrams were writen by non english spoken community, it often had many errors. Maritime radiotelegrams bears also
many specialistic codes (see CODES.TXT).

  Maritime radiotelegrams are used by coastal stations while postal by PTT stations, plus some special cases like military or police radiotelegrams used by its networks.


vessel to shore, english54include 1 russian in english (latin)
vessel to shore, russian8tsirilitza
vessel to shore, polish3
vessel to shore, german1
vessel to shore, dutch1
vessel to shore, turkish2
shore to vesssel, english25
shore to vessel, russian7
shore to vesssel, dutch1
shore to vesssel, norwegian1
shore to vessel, danish1
shore to vessel, korean (SKATS)1
PTT english23include 1 russian
PTT russian 6
PTT german 1
PTT italian1
PTT french1
PTT spanish 1
PTT polish 2
diplomatic96 english, 2 french, 1 spanish
military 2
police (polish)1polish police 1930's
spy radiograms (coded)2decodable, 1 polish , 1 english
spy radiograms30not decodable
polar (WYSSA code)1Aussie polar, no PBL (looking for info)


  You should be able to copy all international maritime radiotelegrams without errors with pencil and paper, if you are moderate telegraphist (if not you should train!),
since highest speed is somewhere 27 WPM for this traffic.

  More difficult is Russian maritme radiotelegraphy (up to 40 WPM), postal radiotelegrahy (35 WPM) or some press broadcasts (35 WPM) with phillips-like codes.
Please remember that top level telegraphists were hired by telegraphic companies to handle such traffic. You can try to copy this on good "mill". Russian maritime
radiotelegrams were sometimes "shooted into the air" from magnetophones (although they .were exellent operators and opchat was made manually up to 50 WPM (1990s).

  All other is High Speed Morse (Auto) run by PTT stations and this traffic is in range 40-200 WPM. No inteded to manual copy. Currently no real data is sent on
these circuits (its crypto or test message).


  From some version of RARS I added scenario were radiotelegraphist is making an error and reapets from last correct word. It was typical procedure and this is
called in a random way. 2 styles are used. It makes simulation more realistic. This feature can be used by various functions and circuits (currently by maritime
and PTT traffic).


  I trying made things as real as possible but of course it is very difficult. For example, it is possible to hear telegram originally sent via WU on US landline
(see postal prefix) on other circuits, because almost all international traffic is linked with common postal database. As long as RARS is developed I'm trying to
find suitable data and debug such small details, but I hope whole picture is right.


  Postal prefixes were group of 1, 2 or 3 letters followed by message number and it was important information on which circuit it was sent. Generally I left
original postal prefixes of telegrams. Unfortunatelly I don't know which postal prefixes were used by particular office. Sometimes it was callsign because I
found it on KIRKER radiotelegrams (VWZ) or LAE wireless office (VJE). But centairly not all offices used this scheme. This must be researched additionally.

See also: Radiotelegram examples