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HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
WASHINGTON, D.C. 30 SEPTEMBER 1987

FM 24-18

TACTICAL SINGLE-CHANNEL RADIO COMMUNICATIONS TECHNIQUES


TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE


CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO SINGLE-CHANNEL RADIO COMMUNICATIONS


CHAPTER 2 RADIO PRINCIPLES

Section I. Theory and Propagation
Section II. Types of Modulation and Methods of Transmission

CHAPTER 3 ANTENNAS


Section I. Requirement and Function
Section II. Characteristics
Section III. Types of Antennas
Section IV. Field Repair and Expedients

CHAPTER 4 PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN OPERATING SINGLE-CHANNEL RADIOS


Section I. Siting Considerations
Section II. Transmitter Characteristics and Operator's Skills
Section III. Transmission Paths
Section IV. Receiver Characteristics and Operator's Skills

CHAPTER 5 RADIO OPERATING TECHNIQUES


Section I. General Operating Instructions and SOI
Section II. Radiotelegraph Procedures
Section III. Radiotelephone and Radio Teletypewriter Procedures

CHAPTER 6 ELECTRONIC WARFARE

CHAPTER 7 RADIO OPERATIONS UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS


Section I. Operations in Arcticlike Areas
Section II. Operations in Jungle Areas
Section III. Operations in Desert Areas
Section IV. Operations in Mountainous Areas
Section V. Operations in Special Environments

CHAPTER 8 SPECIAL OPERATIONS AND INTEROPERABILITY TECHNIQUES


Section I. Retransmission and Remote Control Operations
Section II. Secure Operations
Section III. Equipment Compatibility and Netting Procedures

APPENDIX A POWER SOURCES

APPENDIX B IONOSPHERIC SOUNDER AN/TRQ-35(V)

APPENDIX C EXTENDED FREQUENCY RANGE, MULTIMODE FIELD RADIO SET AN/PRC-70

APPENDIX D TRANSCEIVER MULTIPLEXER
(TD-1288( )/GRC AND TD-1289( )(V)/GRC)

APPENDIX E STEERABLE NULL PROCESSING GROUP OL-275( )/VRC

APPENDIX F NET RADIO INTERFACE


Section I. Purpose and Scope
Section II. Doctrine and Deployment
Section III. Operation
Section IV. Radio Set Control C-6709/G

APPENDIX G TIME ZONE CHART

APPENDIX H TIME CONVERSION TABLE

APPENDIX I CIRCUIT LOG AND OPERATOR'S NUMBER SHEET

APPENDIX J ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE

APPENDIX K NBC PROTECTION

APPENDIX L TACTIC SINGLE-CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS

APPENDIX M NEAR-VERTICAL INCIDENCE SKY-WAVE PROPAGATION CONCEPT

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

AUTHORIZATION PAGE



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