Last updated: 01 June 2016, 16:53 UTC
Example of a crib for decoding
latitude/longitude transmitted in
Short Code form

Squared Chart Decoding Crib - Example

The main squares have dimensions 25×25 Nautical Miles. Each letter in the 5-character group represents successive subdivision of the main square into 25 smaller squares using a 5×5 grid labelled A through Z omitting X. With three such subdivisions, the resolution of the coded location statement is good enough to pinpoint any position to an accuracy of one fifth of a Nautical Mile, which is approximately 370 metres.

This example is valid for World War One only; a different grid was used during WWII.

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