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FM 24-18: Tactical Single-Channel Radio Communications Techniques


Purpose and Scope

This manual provides information and guidance to all personnel who are involved with and use single-channel radio in tactical situations.

To ensure your understanding of all the material presented, this manual includes a brief discussion of radio fundamentals, antennas, and radio-wave propagation. It also covers procedures and techniques that have been used effectively during tactical operations to include: site selection and reliability factors; operation in the several transmission modes and under unusual conditions; field expedients; electronic warfare techniques and reporting; and other aspects of the practical applications of single-channel radio. There are other items pertinent to single-channel radio operations listed in the appendixes.

User Information

The proponent of this publication is HQ TRADOC. You are encouraged to submit comments and recommended changes to improve this manual. Submit you comments on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) and key them to the pages, paragraphs, and lines of text to which they apply. If DA Form 2028 is not available, a letter is acceptable. Provide reasons for your comments to ensure complete understanding and proper evaluation. Forward your comments to the Commander, United States Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon, ATTN: ATZH-DTL, Fort Gordon, Georgia 30905-5070.

The provisions of this publication are the subject of the following international agreement(s): STANAG 2019 (Military Symbols).

DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Distribution authorized to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors to prevent valuable technical or operational information from automatic dissemination under the International Exchange Program or by other means. This determination was made on 10 December 1986. Other requests for this document will be referred to Commander, U.S. Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon, ATTN: ATZH-DTL, Fort Gordon, GA 30905-5070.

DESTRUCTION NOTICE: Destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of the document.

*This manual supersedes FM 24-18, 13 December 1984.

Whenever a word normally referring to a particular sex appears within this publication, it is intended to include both masculine and feminine genders.

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