As the base for pre-class students’ preparation I used the article from “The Guardian.” It is about the British troops serving in Afghanistan and their problems there. A big portion of the article online deals with British patrols‘ experiences and the problems they faced in Sangin. In subsequent slides of my presentation below, I dealt with radio communication in English and the basic rules every radio traffic features.
English radio communication
As an illustration for the radio communication exercise I used assorted Internet sourced pictures. Each picture requires from students reporting different events and settings. There is a theory of radio communication provided along with some examples how the communication could possibly look like.
The links to the article and recording were sent before the classes. During the classes I shared on Skype the following presentation:
The students had necessary details already in the pictures provided or in additional notes/graphics included. It’s up to the students to decide what to use and how to compose the radio messages. Skype works perfectly when simulating radio traffic, especially in a conference mode with more than just one attendee.
Today, I present a summary of radio correspondence rules. This topic popped up while I was writing instruction for a tactical game “The Patrol.” Since the game is almost ready, you can expect it to be available soon.
Radio communication – basic rules
While exchanging the messages over the radio you should follow some basic rules to comply with international standards, both in the civil and military conditions alike. Below you will find the basic, fixed radio phraseology used for the purpose of radio transmissions along with some military procedures to follow.
Universal rules of radio communication
1) Before you press the transmission button, gather your thoughts about what you are going to say. Many people with radios have a tendency to talk and/or repeat too much. Say what you need to say without unnecessary repeats. Keep in mind that your message should go through the first time – you may not have any opportunity to repeat it. Continue reading “Radio communication rules” »
MEDEVAC request – 9-liner
No matter what formation you are from, the most desired assets and forces you would like to see in a shity situation are the angels with red cross on helos – MEDEVAC crews. They are nicknamed DUSTOFF in Afghanistan and they go where the humans and sophisticated equipment failed, leading to some casualties. Before they come to rescue you they must be called in. And then this post comes in handy. Continue reading “MEDEVAC request” »