As a signal officer, you will need to be able to formulate a plan for
establishing a multichannel radio system in the field.
requirements. You must then determine the most appropriate location
to set up your system.
Finally, you must determine an appropriate
frequency plan to meet your environment and the needs of your
Part A of this lesson discusses the employment of the equipment
covered in lesson 1. You will also learn to determine the criteria
for selecting the best site for setting up your equipment. In part B
of this lesson you will determine the requirements for a frequency
plan for your operations.
This includes the factors of equipment
limitations for international and/or national law, and for Army
PART A - SITE PLANNING
System planning for tactical multichannel radio systems involves the
overall layout of the system.
This includes such things as
determining the location of the signal sites, choice of equipment,
and frequency assessment.
Some of the key factors to be considered
are as follows.
b. Capability of the associated multiplexer equipment to handle
the traffic load.
c. Terrain over which the radio links operate.
e. Employing methods of reducing radio
antenna polarization and frequency assignment.
f. Assessment of the location and mobility of supported units.