Flashcards in Communication Equipment Deck (41):
What is a Radio Net?
2 or more stations operating on the same frequency for the purpose of exchanging information.
What is a radio station?
Any unit a commander authorizes to talk on the radio
Name the 3 types of radio nets
1. Fire Support nets
2. Administration and Logistic nets
3. Tactical nets
What are Tactical Nets used for?
For the commander to command and control subordinate maneuver elements.
TRUE OR FALSE- The radio is used for planning and preparation?
False- The radio never is used for as a substitute for planning and preparation.
Name the 6 types of infantry command and control nets and the type of communications used for each.
1. Scout Sniper Command Net
2. Administration and Logistics Nets
3. Infantry Platoon Tactical Net
4. Infantry Company Tactical Net
5. Infantry Battalion Tactical Net #1
6. Infantry Battalion Tactical Net # 2
All Nets are Very High Frequency (VHF) and Single Channel Ground Air Radio Systems (SINCGARS)
What is the Infantry Platoon Tactical Net used for?
Platoon Leader Command and Control over the squad leaders.
What 3 stations are in an Infantry Platoon Tactical Net?
Platoon leader, squad leaders, and fire team leaders ( if they are operating away from the platoon, i,e. Security Patrols (SP's) or Listening Posts (LP's)
What type of radio does the Infantry Pl atoon use?
The inter-squad radio (ISR), SINCGARS
What is the Infantry Company Tactical Net used for?
Company Commander Command and Signal
What 5 stations are in an Infantry Company Tactical Net?
ACRONYM CC RAWCompany Command PostCompany Observation PostRifle PlatoonsAttached or supporting units (as required)Weapon Platoon
What are the types of classifications for security and messages?
Confidential, Secret, Top Secret
Considerations when drafting and receiving messages
The 3 rules of brevity in writing messages
Elimination, Substitution, and Abbreviation
What is the infantry Battalion Tactical Net #1 used for and what communication does it use?
Provides Battalion Commander with means of tactical Command and Control over subordinate units. USES SINCGARS
What are the 5 types of Infantry Battalion stations on the net?
ACRONYM BB RAW
1. Battalion Command Post (CP)
2. Battalion Commander (with his radio operator)
3. Rifle Companies
4. Attached or supporting units (as required)5. Weapons Company (as required)
What is the Scout Sniper Command Net used forand what communication is used?
Provides Battalion Scout Sniper Platoon Commander within the S-2 staff section a means of exercising Command and Control over scout sniper teams. Uses SINCGARS
What are the stations on the Scout Sniper Command Net?
Scout Sniper Plt commander, Plt Sgt, and Team leaders.
What are administration and logistic nets used for? What section and location are they usually monitored by/in? Name some examples of what traffic would be sent over the net.
1. Logistical Traffic by S-4 in the Command Operations Center (COC) Logistic Traffic examples ( Requests for chow re-supply, fuel, water, and ammo by Company Gunnery Sergeant.)Administrative traffic by S-1 in the Command Operations Center (COC) Administration Examples (Morning Reports, Casualty Reports by the Company First Sergeant)
What is the Infantry Battalion Tactical Net #2 used for primarily and secondarily?
The main administrative and logistical net in an infantry battalion. The company gunnery sergeant and the first sergeant will use this net for their logistical and administrative needs to send/receive reports. This net provides the battalion commander with a means of exercising admin/logistical command and control over subordinate units. It is used secondarily as a tactical command and control net.
Four basic requirements for communications systems to be Effective
RSSF- similar to RSSI
What are the 6 communication means
Visual, Sound, Wire, Radio, Physical, Data
What is the most secure, least secure, and security most variable?
Messenger is most secure, Radio is least secure, and data has variable security.
Frequency spectrum for High Frequency (HF)
2 to 29.999 MHz
Frequency spectrum for Very high frequency Low band (VHF Low)
30 to 89.999 MHz
Frequncy spectrum for Very high frequency High band (VHF High)
90 to 224.999 MHz
Frequency spectrum for Ultra high frequency LOS/SATCOM (UHF)
225 to 511.999 MHz
5 variables required to Frequency Hop (FH)
Hopset, Transmission Security Key (TSK), Transmission Encrytion Key (TEK), Time (+/- four seconds), and Net ID
4 Areas COMSEC is divided into
1. Crypto Security2. Emission Security3. Physical Security4. Transmission Security
What is the TA-1 and its range capability?
Telephone , Voice powered with a range of 4 miles using slash wire. Note: Compatable with the TA-312
What is the TA-312 and its range capability?
Telephone, Battery Powered with a range of 14-22 miles.NOTE: It is compatable with the TA-1
What Position is best to us the TA-1 and TA-312?
What makes up the Platoon CP?
Plt Commander, Plt Sgt, and Radio Operator
What makes up the Rifle Company CP?
Same as Platoon (Plt Commander, Plt Sgt, and Radio Operator) but in addition you have Fire Support Team (FiST), Executive Officer, Gunnery Sergeant, First Sergeant
What 2 types of Combat Operation Centers are there?
Main COC and a Tactical COC
What does the Main COC consist of?
Bn XO, and a representative from each staff section:• S-1: Administration.• S-2: Intelligence.• S-3: Operations (which includes the FSCC).• S-4: Logistics (including medical).• S-6: Communications
What is the DAGR used for and what is the nomenclature?
The DAGR is a GPS and is used for loading time in the radio for Frequency Hopping. Nomenclature: AN/PSN-13
What frequencies are the PRC-117/PRC-148 and PRC-152 capable of ?
A procedural word used to alert other stations on a radio net if the enemy is suspected of using imitative electromagnetic deception.
A procedural word that brings to the immediate attention of circuit operators the fact that an (Essential Element of Friendly Info) EEFI disclosure has occurred.