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Field Manual
No 24-12
 

*FM 24-12
HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 17 July 1990

FM 24-12

COMMUNICATIONS IN A "COME-AS-YOU-ARE" WAR

Table of Contents


Preface

Chapter 1 - Planning Considerations

1-1. General

1-2. Reduced Equipment Planning

1-3. NBC Environment

1-4. NBC Communications

Chapter 2 - FM Radio Operations

2-1. General

2-2. Frequency Planning

2-3. Planning Range

2-4. FM Radio Security

2-5. Squelch Capabilities

2-6. Net Radio Interface

2-7. FM Radio Operations Example

2-8. Technical Characteristics

2-9. Typical Configurations

Chapter 3 - AM Radio Operations

3-1. General

3-2. Reduced Assets

3-3. Equipment Considerations

3-4. AM Radio Security

3-5. Netting Old and New Equipment

3-6. Interoperability Procedures

Chapter 4 - Telecommunications Center, Switching, and Patch Panel Operations

4-1. General

4-2. Telecommunications Center Operations

4-3. Telecommunications Center Operations Example

4-4. Tactical Facsimile Operations

4-5. Switching Operations

4-6. Patch Panel Operations

4-7. Patch Panel Replacement Example

Chapter 5 - Wire and Cable Operations

5-1. General

5-2. Installation Considerations

5-3. Equipment Utilization

5-4. Installation Methods

5-5. Existing Wire/Cable Systems

Chapter 6 - Alternate Means of Communications

6-1. General

6-2. Messenger Service

6-3. Visual Signaling

6-4. Panel Signaling

6-5. Pyrotechnic Signaling

Chapter 7 - Communications Security Operations

7-1. General

7-2. Authentication Systems

7-3. Transmission Security

7-4. Codes

7-5. Ciphers

7-6. Brevity Lists

7-7. COMSEC Operations Support

Chapter 8 - Tactical Satellite Communications Operations

8-1. General

8-2. Advantages

8-3. Deployment

Appendix - MSE Interoperability

Glossary

References

Authorization Letter


DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

*This publication supersedes TC 24-18, 15 March 1985.



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