This was an example of a training log booklet used by student telegraphists at schools like St. Hyacinthe during World War II. Shown directly below is the first page of the pamphlet format. 





BAY No____________________





1. The W/T Operator's Log , which is to be kept in the original only, is to be written up in pencil by the operator of the watch. When being relieved, he is to initial the log immediately under the last entry by him, inserting the time.

2. Separate ODD and EVEN day logs are to be kept, changing over at midnight. A separate log is to kept during W/T procedure exercises.

3. It is to contain a complete record of all calls, messages, answers, etc., read or transmitted, whether addressed to the ship or not , other than those which are written on Naval Message forms. The strength of signals of all stations heard is to be noted.Any change in signal strength is also to be noted.

4. Messages written on these forms need not be entered in full in this log, as they are in the signal log; the head of the notation and any other notation necessary to trace the messages are, however, to be inserted in the W/T Operator's Log.

5.Time are to be inserted in the left-hand column at frequent intervals, but not nesessarily against each entry. During silent perios notations are to be made at least every fifteen minutes to denote state of receiving gear, ie., correct or otherwise.

6. On taking over the watch, the operator is to note in the log the receiving wave frequency in use. Any subsequent alteration of wave frequency is similarly to be noted, together with the time at which it was made.

7. In this manner, the W/T Operator's Log becomes a chronological record of all the work carried out on the waves on which the ship is keeping watch, and the logs of all ships in company on the the same wave should, therefore be identical.


8. The following is an example of the form in which the W/T Operator's Log should be kept.

1540 GB7A NR L 247-OF-LQD MDG 191413Z GR67
GB7A NR L 248-OP-XNV 191502Z GR29
1551 GB7A NR L230-P- LVN PRS 191112Z GR38
1556 GB7A NR L 249 NNV SLO 191350Z GR 57
GB7A A - CGX8-AK R 191458Z GR73
In the above NR, NR L-247, NR L-248 and NR L-249 shoud be underlined.end 9. The officer in charge of the W/T department is responsible that this log is properly kept, and that its confidential nature is preserved.

10. When full, the log is to be retained in the ship for a period of three months, after which (or when the ship is paid off) it is to be destroyed by fire.

11. R/T logging;

Abbereviations may be used when logging R/T messages.

The following should be used:-

For R/T call signs - The initial letter -S

For precedence - The appropriate prosigns.

For over - K

For out - A cross+

For this is - V.

Transcribed below, was the 5th Week exam given to Telegraphist trainees at the St. Hyacinthe Signals School in 1944.
"UF" Class 5th WEEK TEST July 19th, 1944.
1. Your callsign is CRV. Show how you would ask KTN if he had received RNG's 161013Z, and show his answer showing he has received it. [6 marks]

2. What are the meanings of the following:
(a) CFH v CZP QJM 161415Z - 5 to 10 K
(b) CFH v CZP INT K - OP - K
(c) CFH v CZP C161415Z - 6 - 1672 K
(d) CFH v CZP - T - A - CZP - LST K
(e) CFH v CZP - OP - P - JAP - MTA - G - A
- LSM 161415ZM LRT - W - JAP - N - HOR NYKP GR 3
(f) CFH v CZP INT QZM 181416Z K [18 marks]

3. H.M.C.S. Galt ( GAL) at sea, has 16 groups of NYKO, for transmission. Message originated at 1615Z, on the 16th. Message is addressed for Action to Calgary (CAL) and the 1st Canadian Escort Group (CEG) less the Kamloops (KAL) and for Information to the 2nd Canadian Escort Group (GRO). Message is Immediate to Action Addressees. Galt is in Direct Communication with Halifax and Calgary. Message has already been passed to the 2nd E.G. by V/S, Halifax is to the message to the 1st E.G. less Kamloops. [14 marks]

(a) Write out Head of message as transmitted by Galt to Calgary and
Halifax. [14 marks]
(b) Write out the Head of the message as broadcast by Halifax to the 1st C.E.G. These ships are 300 miles off Halifax. [6 marks]

4. In what books and/or Tables would you find the following information:
(a) What W/T watch a Destroyer keeps in the English Channel.
(b) Instructions regarding Judas procedure.
(c) Details of exercises carried out at St. Johns, N.F.
(d) Port wave of Greeneek, Scotland.
(e) Orders concerning the destruction of C.B.'s. [10 marks]

5. Use your "S" Orders for this question:
(a) What are the following used for: 3000 Kc/s, 4172 Kc/s, 8290 Kc/s. [3 marks]
(b) What W/T watch is maintained by the Vice-Commodore in Organization "A" ? [4 marks]
(c) What W/T watch would be kept by a two-line ship in the Red Sea? [3 marks]

6. Describe the route of the following messages:
(a) From Admiralty to a detached merchant ship in Mid- Atlantic and NSHQ [3 marks]
(b) From H.M.S. Shropshire in the Mediterranean to a Cruiser in the North Sea. [3 marks]

7. (a) What do the Position Flags, V, W, and X mean? [5 marks]
(b) What letter groups does the F.S.B. contain? [4 marks]
(c) Has the F.S.B. security? [2 marks]

8. What distinguishes signals from the A.V.S.B. and F.S.B? [2 marks]

9. (a) How would you obtain the callsign for H.M.C.S. HAIDA for June 5th? [3 marks]
(b) How would you obtain the Delivery Group? [3 marks]

10. (a) Between whom may the "X" Operating Signals be used? [2 marks]
(b) What is Rekch? [2 marks]

11. Give an example of the following:
(a) Any ship at Scene of Action Callsign.
(b) U.S. Army Bomber at Scene of Action Callsign.
(c) Naval-Aircraft Callsign on Duty J. [3 marks]

12. What table in the F.S.B. do the following Pendants Distinguish:
PT 7; PT 4; PT 9 [3 marks]

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