Military Field Communications

Lesson topics include: 

  • Wire communications and equipment use, such as applying communication security, preparing field messages, applying AKAC procedures, splicing and tying field wire with proper knots, and tagging procedures;

  • Using wire laying and recovery equipment;

  • Constructing field wire for remote links to command and control centers;

  • Maintaining field wire records;

  • Installing, operating, and maintaining telephone sets and switchboards;

  • Installing a hot loop;

  • Radio fundamentals and procedures such as adopting frequencies to environmental parameters;

  • Installing, maintaining, and operating radio communications equipment such as the AN/PRC-119A;

  • Constructing field expedient antennas to address command and control communication requirements;

  • Using auxiliary devices, loading voice security equipment, and operating in secure voice;

  • Defending against electronic warfare and using encrypted code to report enemy electronic warfare efforts.

Training Period: 2 Weeks.