Procedure: Unresponsive callsigns - Communication - United Task Force (UNITAF) Arma 3

P10-47 Procedure: Unresponsive callsigns

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    How to deal with unresponsive callsigns

    If a callsign is not answering you, try to reach them for a total of three times with several seconds passing in between. Each additional time they may add the information that they haven’t received anything, to make other stations aware of it.


    Succession of command

    If the suspected station is your superior you may assume that they may be incapacitated and/or killed and the next station in the Chain of Command needs to take command in their place.



    This example will cover a squad net on channel 250 consisting of Outlaw 1-0, 1-1, 1-2 and 1-3. 1-2 is trying to reach 1-0 without success:

    Trying to contact

    1-2: 1-0, this is 1-2.

    1-0: (1-0 is not responding so after a couple of seconds 1-2 tries again)

    1-2: 1-0, this is 1-2, nothing heard.

    1-0: (1-0 is not responding so after a couple of seconds 1-2 tries for the last time)

    1-2: 1-0, this is 1-2, nothing heard OUT.

    1-0: (1-0 is not responding so 1-1 needs to take command)


    Succession of command

    1-2: 1-1, this is 1-2.

    1-1: 1-2 this is 1-1.

    1-2: 1 is unresponsive, you need to take command.

    1-1: All stations, this is 1-1, taking command, ACKNOWLEDGE.

    1-2: 1-1, this is 1-2, ROGER, OUT.

    1-3: 1-1, this is 1-3, ROGER, OUT.

    This SOP has been contributed to by 1 editors:
    Major James

    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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