e. Signal Power.
Your system should use the minimum amount of
power required for good reception and still overcome fading.
power minimizes adjacent and co-channel interference within the
interconnecting systems, and lessens the possibility of enemy
Using high-gain antennas achieves the same result as
f. Receiver Signal Power.
Using high gain antennas, properly
oriented, and situated away from noise sources provides better
Avoid local sources of interference to reduce noise.
increases the background noise level.
The receiver itself generates additional noise that the received
signal must compete with. Selecting high quality receivers, locating
them away from interference, using high gain antennas, and using
Tactical multichannel radio equipment is highly versatile and
No set rules control their application to tactical
deployment of multichannel equipment.
This plan flows from the
signal planner's estimate of the situation.
Multichannel systems usually operate from point-to-point; that is,
from terminal to terminal, or when using relays, from terminal to
a. System Configuration.
There are several factors that govern
the configuration, extent, and composition of multichannel systems.
Some of the mission, enemy, terrain, troops, and time available
(METT-T) factors are:
(1) Mission and basic organization for combat.
(2) Enemy capability.
(3) Terrain in the area of operations.
(4) Troops assigned for support by higher HQ.
(5) Time requirements.
(6) Location and movement plans of tactical and support units.