Comm. Wire roll with strap
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:59 PM
is going to get handled a lot, and if the DR-8's are WWII era, it'd be a shame to break one. I'm going to set up
a pair of E8 phones at car shows, and let kids talk to Dad on a real WWII phone. The A model is probably the right one.
Did I overpay? I paid $30 for a like new DR8A. Seemed okay to me.
Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:15 PM
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:28 PM
But for regular Infantry type communication, up to at least Battalion level-TS-10s and EE-8s are the proper phones.
The TS-10 is really a pretty good phone once you get guys to listen for it, with no ringer you have to whistle or yell into the handset to get the other guy's attention. But the things are almost bullet proof. You can see in one "Battleground" when SSG Kinnie is calling for artillery fire on the crossroads. He picks up a handset, doesn't crank anything, whistles into it(spits out a big wad of chew) and then says something like "Give me the Artillery".
We have a couple sets of TS-10s that we use and we "hot loop" them at events. As long as there is a phone attached to each end of the wire, you can add as many in between as you want by pushing the pins in the wire clips through the insulation on the field wire. Never have to cut the reel of wire. You can do the same with EE-8s, but you have to cut one strand-does not matter which- and attach it to the binding posts. The drawback of this set up is that if you take any phone out of the system and don't twist the wire back togther (or splice it as commo guys say) the whole system goes dead.
Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:38 PM
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:46 AM
Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:51 AM
Those DR-8 reels were just the right size for what we needed to do. Danny
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