TACTICAL RADIO COMMUNICATIONS PLAN

Introduction

This document is used as reference material for standard radio policies for the 3rd Infantry Division within Armed Assault 3 (ARMA3).

 

Document Outline

Radio Frequencies and Zone Groups

Radios by Position
Call Sign Reference
AN/PRC-152 Radio
RT-1523G Long Range Radio

Radio Frequencies and Zone Groups

 

Company

30

 

 

 

 

 

               

Fireteam 1

Fireteam 2

Fireteam "X"

 

First Platoon

31

 

 

 

 

First Squad

110

111

112

113

11X

Second Squad

120

121

122

123

12X

Third Squad

130

131

132

133

13X

"X" Squad

1X0

1X1

1X2

1X3

1XX

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Platoon

32

 

 

 

 

First Squad

210

211

212

213

21X

Second Squad

220

221

222

223

22X

Third Squad

230

231

232

233

23X

"X" Squad

2X0

2X1

2X2

2X3

2XX

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avation

60

77

 

 

 

Convoy

40

41

42

 

 

 


 

Radio by Position

Platoon Staff/Squad Leader  -  AN/PRC-152 + RT-1523G[ASIP] (Backpack)
Fireteam Leader/Member  -  AN/PRC-152

 

 

Call-Sign Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position

Standard

Example

 

 

 

Platoon Leader

"Platoon Name" 6

Widowmaker 6

 

 

 

Platoon Sergeant

"Platoon Name" 7

Widowmaker 7

 

 

 

Platoon RTO

"Platoon Name" Romeo

Widowmaker Romeo

 

 

 

Platoon Medic

"Platoon Name" Doc

Widowmaker Doc

 

 

 

Squad Leader

"Squad Name" Actual

Reaper Actual

 

 

 

Flight Commander

"Detachment Name" 6

Brawler 6

 

 

 

Flight XO

"Detachment Name" 5

Brawler 5

 

 

 

 


















AN/PRC-152 Radio


The AN/PRC-152 is the standard SHORT RANGE radio utilized by Squad Leaders, Team Leaders, Riflemen, and Command/Platoon Staff in most cases. 
 

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How to set primary frequency:

  1. Open the radio by pressing the appropriate keybind. Default is CTRL + P.
  2. Press the #1 on your keyboard numpad to ensure that you are on Radio Channel 1. (Your radio should say C1 on the left).
  3. Click within the Current Frequency display as referenced in the image on the left. Select over the numbers on the right.
  4. Type to enter your desired primary frequency. Refer to the Radio Frequencies and Zone Groups table above to find your appropriate frequency.
  5. Press the ENT button to set the frequency.
  6. Do a radio check to make sure others can hear you on the same frequency (the default button is CAPSLOCK): "Radio check, frequency two-one-one (etc)". If others hear you, it is customary to hear back "Lima Charlie", which stands for loud and clear. Other responses could include "Good Copy" or "I Read You Five by Five."

How to set alternative frequency:

  1. With the radio open, press the #2 on your keyboard numpad. You should notice the radio go to Channel 2 (as noted by C2 in the left side of the Current Frequency window).
  2. Press the Set Additional Channel button which looks like ◄. You should see the C2 change to A2.
  3. Set your desired alternate channel. Refer to the Radio Channels and Zone Groups table above to find your desired alternate frequency. For team leaders this may be your squad net (XX0) or for Squad leaders this could be Platoon net (3X).
  4. Press the ENT button to set the frequency.
  5. Press #1 on your keyboard numpad again to go back to your primary channel.
  6. Now test your secondary radio channel by pressing the assigned key. (TFR Default is the letter T). As before, if others on the same frequency hear your communication, they will reply back "Lima Charlie" or one of the other above listed methods.
  7. Note that you can now continue to use CAPSLOCK (default) to transmit over your primary frequency, while having the ability to transmit over the alternate frequency using T (default).

    Additional Notes:
    Stereo Settings : TBA
    Speakers Settings : TBA
    Usable frequencies: 30 MHz - 512 MHz
    Questions, Comments, Need Help? Discuss in the forums.

 



RT-1523G Long Range Radio

The RT-1523G Long Range Radio has a similar interface to the AN/PRC-152 although it is much bigger in size.

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This is the interface of the standard long range radio used by the 3rd Infantry Division during our operations.  Individuals most likely to use this radio include:  Squad Leaders, Platoon RTO's, Aviators & Company Commanders.  Here's how you use it & set up an additional channel.

 

*NOTE:  Whereas the short range radios can use frequencies between 30 and 512Mhz, the long range is restricted to frequencies between 30 and 87Mhz

 





How to set primary long range frequency:

  1.  Open the radio using your keyboard shortcut.  The default keys are ALT + P.
  2. When the interface is open, you should see the radio set to Channel 1 (noted by C1 in the left hand side of the screen).  Here you can change the frequency for your "command" channel (for example, 32 for 2nd Platoon).  
  3.  Click the "FREQ" button.  This will set your primary communications channel.  Proceed to send a test transmission using the keys you have selected for this radio.  The default key combination is CTRL+ CAPSLOCK.

 

How to set additional long range frequency:

  1. With your radio open, select program channel 2 by either clicking the #2 on the interface, or by pressing CTRL + #2 (on your numpad).  You should see the screen change from C1 to C2.
  2. Now that you are on Broadcast Channel 2, insert your secondary frequency.  For example, Brawlers is 60.
  3. Click on the "FREQ" button, followed by clicking on the button labeled "ERF OFST" which is short for ECCM Remote Fill / Offset.  You should see the radio screen switch from C2 to CA.  This now means that channel 2 has been set as your secondary radio channel.
  4. Click the #1 on the radio or press CTRL + #1 (on your numpad) to go back to your default channel.
  5. Test your alternate channel by pressing your assigned keyboard key.  The default key is Y.