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INTRODUCTION TO TACTICAL RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

Subcourse Number SS0002

EDITION A

United States Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon
Fort Gordon, Georgia 30905-5000

6 Credit Hours

Edition Date: March 1993

SUBCOURSE OVERVIEW

This subcourse presents the basic theory of radio operation, the different types of tactical radios currently in use, and basic tactical radio communications procedures.

There are no prerequisites for this subcourse.

This subcourse reflects the doctrine which was current at the time it was prepared. In your own work situation, always refer to the latest official publications.

Unless otherwise stated, the masculine gender of singular pronouns is used to refer to both men and women.

TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE

ACTION:

Identify and describe the basic principles of radio communications and apply those principles to tactical radio communications. You will also become familiar with the tactical radio equipment and communications procedures currently in use in the field. You will also learn about the organization, equipment capabilities, and procedures for the Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System and improved high frequency radio systems.

CONDITION:

You will be given information from this subcourse.

STANDARD:

To demonstrate competency of this task, you must achieve a minimum score of 70% on the subcourse examination.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Subcourse Overview

Lesson 1:

Introduction to Tactical Radio Communications Theory

 

Practice Exercise

Lesson 2:

Tactical Continuous Wave and Voice Radio Equipment

 

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3:

Tactical Radio Voice Operation

 

Practice Exercise

Lesson 4:

Tactical Radio Teletypewriter Equipment

 

Practice Exercise

Lesson 5:

Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) and Improved High Frequency Radio (IHFR) Operation Practice Exercise

 

Practice Exercise

Appendix: List of Acronyms

SS0002 Edition A Examination