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INTRODUCTION TO TACTICAL RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

Subcourse SS0002
Edition A

Development Date: March 1993

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

 

Introduction

 
Overview This is an overview of an Introduction To Tactical Radio Communications, SS0002
 
Proponent This subcourse is issued by the--

U.S. Army Institute for Professional Development (AIPD)
U.S. Army Training Support Center
Newport News, Virginia  23628-0001

 
Purpose This subcourse presents the basic theory of radio operation, the different types of tactical radios currently in use, and basic tactical radio communications procedures.
 
Target
Audience
Any eligible person may enroll in the subcourse.
 
Requirements To receive credit for course or subcourse completion, you must--
  • Have an Army Correspondence Course Program (ACCP) USER-ID and PASSWORD.
  • Be formally enrolled in this course/subcourse through the ACCP.
  • Earn a passing score on the subcourse examination.

NOTE: To access the examination and any referenced "restricted" materials through the Reimer Digital Library (RDL), you must have an RDL USER-ID and PASSWORD.

 
Contents The subcourse contains the following parts:

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
  Appendix: List of Acronyms
  SS0002 Edition A Examination
 
Informal Access Feel free to preview the subcourse to see if it meets your needs, to study it without committing to formal enrollment, or use it as an on-line desk reference.
 

Enrollment

 
Enrollment
Eligibility
The Army Correspondence Course Program subcourses are available to U.S. Active and Reserve military officers, warrant officers, and enlisted personnel; Reserve Officers' Training Corps, National Guard Officer Candidate School, West Point cadets, and authorized federal civilian employees.

Military personnel must have enough time remaining in service to complete the course/subcourse(s) in which they request enrollment.

Note:  See the ACCP Catalog for detailed eligibility requirements.

 
Enrollment
Notes
Enrollment is electronic. To enroll, click on the ENROLL button below to take you to the ACCP LOGON screen. [NOTE: The following instructions apply to the ACCP web site.]
  • If you are not already registered with the ACCP, you will need to do so prior to enrolling for this subcourse. Click on the REGISTER button and follow the on-screen instructions. [NOTE: You will be required to create your own USER-ID and PASSWORD. These will allow you to enroll for courses/subcourses, access and update portions of your current personal demographic information, view history records, and take on-line examinations for subcourses in which you are enrolled.]
  • If you are a registered ACCP participant, enter your USER-ID and PASSWORD in the spaces provided and click on the LOGON button. Follow on-screen instruction for enrolling in a course/subcourse.

When filling in the subcourse number, enter it exactly as follows:  SS0002 .

After submitting your application, you will receive verification of your enrollment by e-mail, if available, or first class mail. [NOTE: US military students who do not have an e-mail address can obtain one by going to http://www.us.army.mil.]

IMPORTANT:  You will not be able to access the examination for this subcourse until you have received notification that your enrollment application has been accepted. Until that time, you may informally access the subcourse materials and begin your studies. To do so, follow the link to the RDL, scroll down the list of courses/subcourses, and activate the link to this course/subcourse.

 

Taking the Subcourse On-Line

 
Taking the
subcourse

You do not have to wait for enrollment verification before beginning. You can start immediately. Everything you need to complete the subcourse is provided on-line. You will need no additional materials, nor will any be sent to you. View and study all materials (including practical exercises), and take the final examination.

REMINDER:  You must have received ACCP subcourse enrollment verification by e-mail before taking the examination.

 
Taking
the exam

You must have a valid Reimer Digital Library (RDL) USER-ID and PASSWORD to access the examination. If you do not, go to the RDL Registration Page, provide the requested information, and "Register." You will receive e-mail notification of your USER-ID and a "temporary" PASSWORD. You will then need to reaccess the RDL Registration Page and change the "temporary" PASSWORD to one of your own creation. Guidance is provided on how to construct your PASSWORD.

REMINDER:  You must have received ACCP subcourse enrollment verification by e-mail before taking the examination.

Read the examination administrative instructions very carefully prior to beginning the examination.

Once you complete the examination and "submit" your responses, you will receive immediate feedback of your score. If you obtained a passing score, you will also receive subcourse text references for missed questions. Your final official grade (Completion Notice) will be provided by e-mail, if available, or first class mail. If you did not obtain a passing score, you may retake the examination after a time lapse of 24-hours from computer processing of your initial attempt.

 

Assistance

 
Points of
Contact
If you have any questions about the subcourse, call or e-mail one of these points of contact:

  • For questions about subcourse content, contact:
    ATZH DTM I ACCP
    Commander
    U. S. Army Signal Center & Fort Gordon
    Signal Towers RM 123
    Fort Gordon, GA 30905

  • For questions about subcourse administration, contact:

    Team A
    DSN: 826-2127/3322
    COM: (757) 878-2127/3322
    E-MAIL: teama@atsc.army.mil

 


 

 
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