Training:RATEL

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SOCOMD Structure

Appointment Titles

Radio Appointment Titles are to be used when referring to specific appointments, they are more commonly known as ‘Callsigns’.

Callsign Appointment
HOMESTEAD Headquarters
ALBATROSS 171AVN Commander
SUNRAY Callsign Commander
SUNRAY MINOR Callsign 2IC
PRONTO Callsign Signaler
STARLIGHT Callsign Medic
FIREFLY MH-6 Hummingbird
NOMAD CH-47 Chinook
WARRIOR UH-60 Black Hawk
HURRICANE AH-64 Apache

Standard Radio Channels/Frequencies

Radio Strength City Range Perfect Range Used By
AN/PRC-343 100mW 400m 850m Everyone
AN/PRC-152 5W 3-5km 5-7km Section Leaders, Section 2IC, Platoon Leaders, Pilots
AN/PRC-117F 20W 10-20km Horizon Platoon Commander, Platoon Signaller, Pilots, Homestead

Radio channels and frequencies used by SOCOMD are pre-programmed.

Radio Description Channel Frequency
AN/PRC-343 (BLOCK 1) Section 1-0 10 N/A
AN/PRC-343 (BLOCK 1) Section 1-1 1 N/A
AN/PRC-343 (BLOCK 1) Section 1-2 2 N/A
AN/PRC-343 (BLOCK 1) Section 1-3 3 N/A
AN/PRC-152 PLATOON NET 1 31.9
AN/PRC-152 171AVN NET 2 60.9
AN/PRC-117F HQ NET 1 55.5

Radio Procedures

CAS (9 Line)

1. IP/BP - Approach point of the tasking.
2. TGT Bearing - Bearing from IP/BP to TGT.
3. TGT Distance - Distance from IP/BP to TGT.
4. TGT Elevation - Elevation of the target from sea level.
5. TGT Description - Describe Unit(s) or landmark.
6. TGT Grid - Grid reference of TGT location
7. Mark Type - Describe marking method. Eg. smoke, laser, none, etc
8. Friendly Location - Grid reference of friendly forces
9. Remarks - Any additional information needed for the tasking.

ECAS (5 Line)

1. TGT Description - Describe Unit(s) or landmark.
2. TGT Grid - Grid reference of TGT location
3. Mark Type - Describe TGT marking method. Eg. smoke, laser, none, etc
4. Friendly Location - Grid reference of friendly forces
5. Remarks - Any additional information needed for the tasking.

OP/MAT DEM

A. Requesting Callsign - The callsign requesting the supplies.
B. Time Till Drop - Time when supplies need to be dropped off.
C. Drop Grid Reference - Drop off location of supplies.
D. Item List - List items and quantities.
E. Mark Type - Describe marking method. Eg. smoke, laser, none, etc

CAS/MED EVAC

A. Requesting Callsign - The callsign requesting the CASEVAC.
B. Pickup Grid Reference - Location of pickup.
C. Casualty Priority/Count - Priority 1 (KIA), Priority 2 (Heavily Injured), Priority 3 (Minor Injuries)
D. Mark Type - Describe marking method. Eg. smoke, laser, none, etc
E. Remarks - Any additional information needed for the tasking.

Communication Terms

Parts Of A Radio Call

CALLSIGN - Identify the station being called
THIS IS - Proword used to indicate callsign of calling station follows
CALLSIGN - Identify station calling
TEXT - The message
END SIGN - Proword to identify the end of radio transmission (ie. Over or Out)

Example: 1-0 this is 1-1 - Section has arrived at checkpoint 1. Over

Prowords

Proword Meaning & Use
Over I have completed my transmission and expect a reply or response.
Out I have completed my transmission but I do not expect any reply or response.
I Spell The following part of my transmission will be spelled phonetically.
Roger I have received and understood your last transmission.
Grid My next transmission will be a grid reference.
Fetch Bring…(appointment title) to the radio as I wish to speak personally.
Wilco I understand your transmission and will comply.
Nothing Heard An entire transmission has been missed or not received. Allows all net stations to know the transmission was not received

Phonetic Alphabet

Letter Codeword Letter Codeword
A Alpha N November
B Bravo O Oscar
C Charlie P Papa
D Delta Q Quebec
E Echo R Romeo
F Foxtrot S Sierra
G Golf T Tango
H Hotel U Uniform
I India V Victor
J Juliet W Whiskey
K Kilo X X-ray
L Lima Y Yankee
M Mike Z Zulu

Numeric Figures

Number Pronunciation
0 Zero
1 Wun
2 Too
3 Thuh-ree
4 Fo-wer
5 Fi-yiv
6 Six
7 Se-ven
8 Ate
9 Niner