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John D Salt

guys watched the dambuster movies ,got a question

they are over the dam 400-500 mile from uk at height approx 50-100ft ,they broadcast morse code back to uk mission status (dam burst). at above height 50-100ft ,radio range would be short 20 miles ?to get 100 miles would need 10000ft altitude unless i misunderstand my sources ,did they use a relay aircraft or what am i missing ?

Why would they need 10,000 feet? I suspect you’re thinking of VHF line-of-sight propagation.

I assume that the Lancasters would be carrying the usual R1155/T1154 W/T set, which operates in HF, MF and even LF bands.

All the best,