Procedure: Joining a network - Communication - United Task Force (UNITAF) Arma 3


P10-44 Procedure: Joining a network

UNITAF / Arma 3 / Communication Procedures



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How to join a network

It's important to announce you are monitoring a frequency when you first join it, so that participating callsigns are informed. To join an existing network simply tune to it's frequency and when transmitting for the first time state the channel you are joining, your callsign and that you are reporting into the network. Afterwards the senior callsign on the net will acknowledge this. This procedure is the same no matter at which level your net is.

Especially at mission start it is good practice to do so, as a way of letting your superiors know that you are now online and available.

 

Good practices

  • DO report every time you tune a freqency if you are managing comms for a unit of any size (such as a Leader or Radio Operator)
     
  • DONT report on a net that you are not one of the primary transmittors
     
  • DONT reporting into a fireteam net at mission start as otherwise a lot of people would be doing this over a prolonged time. Instead wait for your superior to initiate a radio check.

 

Example - Company level

For a Company net on channel 40 with senior callsign Outlaw already established and Phoenix joining the net, e.g. at some point during or at the start of the mission, this would sound like this:

Phoenix: "Channel Fouwer Zero, this is Phoenix, reporting into the net."

Outlaw: "Phoenix, this is Outlaw, ROGER, OUT."

 

"Reporting into the net" can be shorterned to "Reporting in"

Phoenix: "Channel Fouwer Zero, this is Phoenix, reporting in"

Outlaw: "Phoenix, this is Outlaw, ROGER, OUT."

 

Example - Squad level

For a squad net on channel 135 with senior callsign Delta 3 already established and the 2nd Fireteam Leader joining the net, e.g. at some point during or at the start of the mission, this would sound like this:

Delta 3-2: "Channel Wun Tree Fife, this is Delta Tree Two, reporting in"

Delta 3-0: "Tree Two, this is Tree Zero, ROGER, OUT."

 

In this instance, "Tree Zero" can be shorterned to "Actual"

Delta 3-2: "Channel Wun Tree Fife, this is Delta Tree Two, reporting in"

Delta 3-0: "Tree Two, this is Actual, ROGER, OUT."

 



REFERENCES
UNITAF Standard Operating procedures (SOP)
are adapted primarly from US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Our written and audio procedures are a combination of the following primary source materials, as well as our own learnings, modifications and adaptations:
- US Army Techniques Publication, Infantry Platoon and Squad (ATP 3-21.8)
- Soldier’s Manual of Common Tasks Warrior Leader Skills Level 2, 3, and 4 (STP 21-24-SMCT)
- The Warrior Ethos and Soldier Combat Skills (FM 3-21.75 / FM 21-75)
- Leadership Development (FM 6-22)
- Dyslexi's Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures for Arma 3 (TTP3)




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