(CNCE) is the hub of the network. The CNCE is a circuit terminal-patch that provides the technical
control for circuits in and through the patch. The division rear CP and communications center are
cabled together through the switchboard and patch panel respectively.
e. In addition to external netting, the DISCOM also operates an internal communications
system partly through its single-channel radio nets, for command and control. Figure 2-2 shows the
DISCOM radio net structure.
Figure 2-2. DISCOM radio net structure
(1) External nets.
(a) The division command/operations net (FM), the principal net used for command and
control, links the division tactical CP to principal division staff sections and subordinate elements
(Figure 2-3, page 2-4). The various elements are located throughout the division area and are at times
out of radio range due to distance or intervening terrain. Prior to an operation, signal planners must at
least do a map reconnaissance to determine where retransmission radios need to be positioned. This net
is especially important to maintain because it supports the primary focus of the division -- a combined