COMMUNICATE VIA A TACTICAL RADIO IN A SECURE NET TASK: Communicate via a tactical radio in a secure net. CONDITIONS: Given an AN/PRC-119 or AN/PRC-77, the required accessories, and a requirement to send a message. STANDARDS: As a RadioTelephone Operator (RTO), with an AN/PRC-119 (dismounted or mounted) or AN/PRC-77 and required accessories, place a message within 3 minutes. DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT Automated Net Control Device (ANCD) DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT Army Command, Control and Communications requires the development of leaders with the right combination of skills essential to the Army's readiness for future operational missions. The challenge is to provide those avenues to establish and maintain the individual or unit's needs to communicate. ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATIONS 1. PLACE THE RADIO INTO OPERATION 2. ENTER THE NET 3. TRANSMIT A RADIO MESSAGE PLACE THE RADIO INTO OPERATION 4 MAJOR STEPS PRESET CONTROLS TEST RT CIRCUITS TEST TRANSMITTER SET BATTERY LIFE CONDITIONS PLACE THE RADIO INTO OPERATION PRESET CONTROLS 1. Turn Function (FTCN) to OFF. 2. Turn RF Power (RF) to LO. PLACE THE RADIO INTO OPERATION PRESET CONTROLS 3. Turn the Channel (CHAN) to MAN. 4. Turn the MODE to SC. PLACE THE RADIO INTO OPERATION PRESET CONTROLS 5. Turn the COMSEC to CT. 6. Turn the Volume (VOL) to MIDRANGE. PLACE THE RADIO INTO OPERATION PRESET CONTROLS 6. Turn the DIM to MIDRANGE. 7. Turn FTCN switch to "TST". PLACE THE RADIO INTO OPERATION TEST RT CIRCUITS 1. Set FCTN to Z-FH. PLACE THE RADIO INTO OPERATION TEST RT CIRCUITS 2. Display shows GOOD. PLACE THE RADIO INTO OPERATION TEST RT CIRCUITS 3. Key handset twice to clear COMSEC Alarm. PLACE THE RADIO INTO OPERATION TEST RT CIRCUITS 4. Turn FTCN switch to TST. PLACE THE RADIO INTO OPERATION TEST RT CIRCUITS 5. Display should cycle in the sequence shown. PLACE THE RADIO INTO OPERATION TEST RT CIRCUITS 6. Signal strength cycles from LO to HI. PLACE THE RADIO INTO OPERATION TEST TRANSMITTER 1. Set FCTN to SQ ON. PLACE THE RADIO INTO OPERATION TEST TRANSMITTER 2. Key handset. 3. SIG Marker must be in position shown, plus or minus one position. PLACE THE RADIO INTO OPERATION SET BATTERY LIFE CONDITION Use when installing a new battery or FTCN switch is set to OFF PLACE THE RADIO INTO OPERATION SET BATTERY LIFE CONDITION 1. Set FTCN to LD 2. Press BATT/CALL and CLR buttons. PLACE THE RADIO INTO OPERATION SET BATTERY LIFE CONDITION 3. Enter battery life condition numbers (if battery has previously been used) and press STO to start clock. PLACE THE RADIO INTO OPERATION SET BATTERY LIFE CONDITION •A new battery will be set to 00. •A used battery should have the battery life condition numbers written on the side of it. ENTER THE NET PREPARE RADIO LOAD FREQUENCIES LOAD COMSEC/ FH DATA ENTER THE NET PREPARE RADIO 2. Turn COMSEC switch to "CT". 1. Turn FCTN switch to "LD". ENTER THE NET LOAD FREQUENCIES Set the RT Controls: 2. Set MODE to SC. 1. Set COMSEC to PT. ENTER THE NET LOAD FREQUENCIES Set the RT Controls: 3. Set FCTN to Z-FH, TST, and then to LD. 4. Set CHAN to MAN ENTER THE NET LOAD FREQUENCIES To Load the Frequency: 1. Press FREQ - display shows 30000. 3. Press STO. 2. Press CLR - display shows _ _ _ _ _. • Enter the frequency. ENTER THE NET Repeat each step for each frequency needed. LOAD FREQUENCIES To Load the Frequency: 4. Set FCTN to SQ ON. ENTER THE NET Load COMSEC/FH Data 2. FCTN should be at LD. 1. COMSEC should be at CT. 3. MODE should be at FH. ENTER THE NET Load COMSEC/FH Data 4. CHAN should be at MAN. 5. Press the DATA (4) button to turn DATA OFF. ENTER THE NET Load COMSEC/FH Data 6. Turn on the Automated Net Control Device (ANCD). ENTER THE NET Load COMSEC/FH Data 7. In the display, select RADIO. 8. Select SEND. ENTER THE NET Load COMSEC/FH Data 9. Select send to RADIO. 10. Select ICOM. ENTER THE NET Load COMSEC/FH Data + 11. Connect the RT AUD/FILL Connector 11½. When the arrow appears in the lower right hand corner, you must press the down arrow to proceed! ENTER THE NET Load COMSEC/FH Data 12. Set FCTN to LD on the RT. ENTER THE NET Load COMSEC/FH Data 13. Load the time as part of ICOM Fill during net openings and Hot Start late Net entry only ENTER THE NET Load COMSEC/FH Data 14. Press LOAD on RT. ENTER THE NET Load COMSEC/FH Data 15. The ANCD will show Transfer in progress and then Transfer Successful. ENTER THE NET Load COMSEC/FH Data 16. Turn FCTN to SQ ON. TRANSMIT A RADIO MESSAGE Set the Controls 1. MODE to FH/M 2. CHAN to MAN TRANSMIT A RADIO MESSAGE 5. CHAN to MAN Set the Controls 3. FCTN to LD 4. MODE to FH/M TRANSMIT A RADIO MESSAGE Enter the net. • Determine the abbreviated call sign and answering sequence for your duty position TRANSMIT A RADIO MESSAGE Respond to the NCS Respond to the NCS issuing a net call, answering in alphanumeric sequence. At this time, the NCS acknowledges and the net is open. NCS: ECHO THREE ECHO THIS IS ECHO FOUR SIX-OVER S-2: ECHO FOUR SIX THIS IS ECHO ONE THREE-OVER S-1: ECHO FOUR SIX THIS IS ECHO THREE NINE -OVER NCS: ECHO THREE ECHO THIS IS ECHO FOUR SIX-ROGER-OUT TRANSMIT A RADIO MESSAGE Send a message. • Listen to make sure the net is clear. Do not interrupt any ongoing communications. • Call the NCS and tell the operator the priority of the message you have for his or her station. • Receive a response from the NCS that he or she is ready to receive TRANSMIT A RADIO MESSAGE Prowords and Pronunciation Send your message using the correct prowords and pronunciation of letters and numbers. Get a receipt for the message. Text for Pronunciation Guide: PHONETIC ALPHABET A ALPHA C (AL FAH) B BRAVO (BRAH VOH) CHARLIE CHAR LEE) D DELTA (DELL TAH) E ECHO (ECK OH) F FOXTROT (FOKS TROT) G GOLF (GOLF) H HOTEL (HOH TELL) I INDIA (IN DEE AH) J JULIETT (JEW LEE ETT) K KILO (KEY LOH)L L LIMA (LEE MAH) M MIKE (MIKE) N NOVEMBER (NO VEM BER) O OSCAR (OSS CAH) P PAPA (PAH PAH) Q QUEBEC (KEH BECK) R ROMEO (ROW ME OH) Text for Pronunciation Guide: PHONETIC ALPHABET S SIERRA U (SEE AIR RAH) T TANGO (TANG GO) UNIFORM (YOU NEE FORM) V VICTOR (VIK TAH) W WHISKEY (WISS KEY) X XRAY (ECKS RAY) Y YANKEE (YANG KEY) Z ZULU (ZOO LOO) 1 ONE (WUN) 2 TWO (TOO) 3 THREE (TREE) 4 FOUR (FOW ER) 5 FIVE (FIFE) 6 SIX (SIX) 7 SEVEN (SEV EN) 8 EIGHT (AIT) 9 NINE (NIN ER) 0 ZERO (ZE RO) of 3 ALPHANUMERIC PRONUNCIATION NUMERAL SPOKEN AS 44 FOW-ER FOW-ER 90 NIN-ER ZE-RO 136 WUN TREE SIX 500 FIFE ZE-RO ZE-RO 1200 WUN TOO ZE-RO ZE-RO 1478 WUN FOW-ER SEV-EN AIT 7000 SEV-EN TOU-SAND 16000 WUN SIX TOU-SAND 812681 AIT WUN TOO SIX AIT WUN SOME COMMON PROWORDS LISTED ALPHABETICALLY PROWORD EXPLANATION ALL AFTER I refer to all of the message that follows… ALL BEFORE I refer to all of the message that proceeds… BREAK I now separate the text from other parts of the message. CORRECTION There is an error in this transmission. Transmission continues with the last word correctly transmitted. This message contains the number of groups indicated by the numeral following… This message contains the number of groups indicated by the numeral following… GROUPS I SAY AGAIN I SPELL I shall spell the next word phonetically. MESSAGE A message that requires recording is about to follow. (Transmitted immediately after the call. This proword is not used on nets primarily employed for conveying messages. It is intended for use when messages are passed on a tactical or reporting net.) SOME COMMON PROWORDS LISTED ALPHABETICALLY PROWORD EXPLANATION MORE TO FOLLOW Transmitting station has additional traffic for the receiving station. OUT This is the end of my transmission to you and no answer is required or expected. OVER This is the end of my transmission to you and a Response is necessary. Go ahead transmit. RADIO CHECK What is my signal strength and readability (i.e., how do you hear me)? ROGER I have received your last transmission satisfactorily. SAY AGAIN Repeat all your last transmission followed by identification data means "Repeat (portion indicated)." THIS IS This transmission is from the station whose designator immediately follows. TIME That which immediately follows is the time or Date\Time group of the message. SOME COMMON PROWORDS LISTED ALPHABETICALLY PROWORD EXPLANATION WAIT I must pause for a few seconds. WAIT-OUT I must pause longer than a few seconds. WILCO I have received your transmission, understand it and will comply. To be used only by the addressee. Since the meaning of ROGER is included in that of WILCO, the two prowords are never used together. WORD AFTER I refer to the word of the message that follows… WORD BEFORE I refer to the word of the message that precedes… LEAVE THE NET Leave the net in alphanumeric sequence. • You receive a call from the NCS who issues a close down order. • Answer in alphanumeric sequence. • The NCS acknowledges and the net is closed. QUESTIONS?