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Why was a CG operator asking a guy to count backwards from 10?

I doubt they think, Hey your drunk you can drown.
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They were probably trying to get a lock on their VHF signal and location with a radio direction finder.
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They were probably trying to get a lock on their VHF signal and location with a radio direction finder.
They usually ask for a long count which is a slow count up to five and back down again to one. This is the normal way of attaining a RDF direction.
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They usually ask for a long count which is a slow count up to five and back down again to one. This is the normal way of attaining a RDF direction.
Thanks, that makes more sense than a drunk test.
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Long vs. Short

If a radio operator asks for a "short count" it's 1 to 5 and back again, if they ask for a "long count" it's 1 to 10 and back. Gives 'em a constant signal for direction finding purposes.
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Then it wouldn't probbly be a good idea to start with 99 bottles of beer on the wall and work your way down from there huh.
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