Vietnam War Radio Communication

  • Communications and the War in Southeast Asia

    On July 15, 1967, Air Force Communications Service suffered its first battle casualty in the Vietnam War when SSgt David Fasnacht, AFSC 30750, assigned to the 1st Mobile Communications Group, Clark AB, Philippines, was killed. Sergeant Fasnacht was a passenger on a C-130 taxiing on Da Nang runway after arrival from Phu Bai when the base came ...

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  • ASA ONLINE -Spooks in the Ether

    This is the story of the spooks in the ether. One mainstay of the French war in Vietnam had been their Radio Technical Service, a unit that, despite its name, had nothing to do with radio technical support other than that it used the air waves to intercept Vietminh communications. The French had broken the Vietminh logistics code and other ...

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  • Evolution of military tactical radios

    Development from the Vietnam War to the present During the Vietnam War, the advance of radio tech- nology was fueled by the Cold War scientific com- petition that included communications electronics.

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  • Radio communication in the military - English tests & exams

    Mar 18, 2013· 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 ...

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  • 362nd Signal Company - Wikipedia

    Vietnam War The 362nd Signal Company was deployed in Vietnam from 23 March 1962, to 15 March 1973, as part of the 39th Signal Battalion. The 362nd was deployed from the Delta to the DMZ, providing long range Tropo-Scatter radio telephone communications throughout South Vietnam, with one site in Udorn Air Force Base in Thailand.

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  • Vietnam Military Radio Lot Collins RT-671/PRC-47 HF ...

    Aug 8, 2015 - Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Vietnam Military Radio Lot Collins RT-671/PRC-47 HF Transceiver + Much More!! at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!

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  • AN/GRC-109 “Special Forces” Radio Set | N6CC

    Jan 09, 2011· The only time I saw the radio in Vietnam was during visits to special forces camps while preparing for or returning from a [LRRP] recon operation. ... It is clear that early in the Vietnam war the GRC-109 was a primary long-range communications workhorse of MACV-SOG operations (Military Assistance Command Vietnam – Studies and Observations ...

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  • AN/MRC-108 Communications System > National Museum of …

    May 18, 2015· The commitment of American forces to combat in South Vietnam created an urgent need for radio communications between air and ground forces, which used different radios. In response, the U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems …

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  • PRC-10 Infantry Radio | N6CC

    Jun 30, 2008· The US Army’s Reference Data for Field Radio Communications, ST-11-174, 1 June 1962 lists the PRC-10 Status as “Standard” B. Still issued in the system but probably on its way out. That document also shows the PRC-6 and the new PRC-25 Status as “Standard” A, implying more routine deployment than the PRC-10.

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  • U.S. Radio Items - Hayes Otoupalik

    Vietnam War Infantryman's Radio set that affixed to the side of the M1 Steel Helmet and consists of both the Transmitter and Receiver. ... WW2 Army Air Force Communication Tube with ear and mouth pieces, Nice Condition. $29.00 000517: US Army Antenna AT-339 w/ Case CW-250: US Army Radio Antenna AT-339 with case CW-250. ...

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  • Glossary Of Vietnam Terminology - RJ Smith

    Apr 06, 1996· UH-1A - sometimes appeared as HU-1A which led to name "Huey", the symbol of the Vietnam War. Uncle Ho - Ho Chi Minh USARPAC - United States Army Pacific USARV - United States Army Vietnam URC-10 - AN/URC-10 Survivial Radio used by LRRPs UTM - Universal Transverse Mercator - grid system on topo maps V Viet Cong - Literally, Vietnamese …

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  • Sounds of Vietnam - Real Audio

    Almost every novel, memoir or oral history of the war by a veteran mentions the music that the author listened to in Vietnam. All the songs of the '60s were part of the life in a combat zone. Troops listened to Sony radios, Akai stereos and Teac tape decks and new troops arrived weekly with the latest records from the states.

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  • RTO Military - OurMilitary.com

    In the US Army, the radiotelephone operators, or RTOs would carry what’s called a PRC-10 radio on their backs during the Vietnam War era in order to communicate. They used big bulky radios and walkie-talkies that you see in war movies set in the past before cell phones and tablets existed. The radiotelephone that an RTO military service ...

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  • Phonetic Alphabet: How Soldiers Communicated - History

    Phonetic alphabets are at least as old as radio communications, meeting the need for precise transmission of alpha-numeric information, such as map grids. During World War II all combatant nations had standardized phonetics, though the Allies’ multiple systems frequently overlapped.

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  • COMSEC in South Vietnam – Station HYPO

    Aug 01, 2019· In late 1960, ASA’s 104 th Detachment, which consisted of 6 personnel, went TDY to South Vietnam to monitor MAAG-V communications. This small detachment arrived in-country several months before the arrival of the 3 rd Radio Research Unit (RRU), the first SIGINT unit in South Vietnam, in May 1961.

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  • How Vietnam-era commo guys talked through the jungles - We ...

    Mar 29, 2021· Throughout history, communications troops have had one job: to make sure those on front lines are able to talk to headquarters. Today’s troops that operate satellite communications and line-of-sight radio waves through mostly barren terrain may not know just how difficult their same job was during the Vietnam War.

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  • Evolution of military tactical radios

    Development from the Vietnam War to the present During the Vietnam War, the advance of radio tech-nology was fueled by the Cold War scientific com-petition that included communications electronics. That war started with the United States using ra-dios lighter than those of the World War II era, employing the high-frequency (HF) and ultrahigh-

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  • Vietnam --The SIGINT Background :: EC-47

    The SIGINT Problem in Vietnam. The South Vietnamese possessed a rudimentary SIGINT organization which, in addition to intercept sites at Saigon and DaNang, operated a few World War II vintage SCR-225 direction finding sets left by the French. Enemy radio communcations consisted primarily of low powered continuous wave (CW) transmissions in ...

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  • Radio Recording From The Vietnam War – Recon Team Ambushed ...

    Feb 09, 2020· Radio Recording From The Vietnam War – Recon Team Ambushed in Laos Date: February 9, 2020 Author: pdoggbiker 3 Comments Two SF Recon Teams operating 10 miles apart in Laos call out “Prairie Fire” as they are ambushed and outnumbered.

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  • Glossary of Military Terms & Slang from the Vietnam War K-P

    prisoner of war PRC-25 Portable Radio Communications, Model 25. A back-packed FM receiver-transmitter used for short-distance communications. The range of the radio was 5-10 kilometers, depending on the weather, unless attached to a special, nonportable antenna which could extend the range to 20-30 kilometers. PRC-77

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  • 1st Signal Brigade Association - Brigade

    For an excellent over all history of the War in Vietnam see 25-Year War, America’s Military Role in Vietnam by General Bruce Palmer, Jr., published by the University Press of Kentucky, 1982. Division-Level Communications, 1962-1973 by Lieutenant General Charles R. Myer.

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  • AN/MRC-108 Communications System > National Museum of …

    May 18, 2015· The commitment of American forces to combat in South Vietnam created an urgent need for radio communications between air and ground forces, which used different radios. In response, the U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Division developed the AN/MRC-108 in 1965 for use by USAF personnel operating on the ground.

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  • VIETNAM STUDIES Division-Level Communications 1962 …

    calions-Electronics. Communications in Vietnam were so interrelated and illlcrwQven that familiari ty with the overall and supporting situation as ponrayed by General Ri enzi will promote beller understanding and appreciation of the divisional communi­ cations SlOry. Communications is the primary mission of the Signal Corps and ils members.

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  • 'Spooks and Spies' -- Local ASA vets tell stories of ...

    Nov 13, 2017· According to author, William LeGro, the ARDF was the "single most valuable intelligence resource available to American and Allied forces during the war in Vietnam." The 509th Radio …

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  • Collectible Military Surplus Radios for sale | eBay

    Military radio Radio Radio control set AN/GRA -39 Vietnam War . $160.00. 0 bids. $99.00 shipping. Ending Today at 11:49AM PDT 3h 39m. ... Handset- A handset that is similar to a telephone attaches to the portable radio for two-way communications. Battery pack- Because these devices are portable, ...

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  • Army Security Agency | Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter ...

    At the height of the Vietnam war, the 509th Radio Research Group included about 6,000 ASA personnel in-country, including me. The Radio Research units provided direct support to the U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV). I was based primarily at the 8th Radio Research Field Station (8th RRFS) in Phu Bai. –Roger Carver

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  • Veteran's Story: Communications specialist still keeping ...

    Apr 29, 2018· “There will be things that I can’t talk about because they were ‘classified’ (during the Vietnam war) and may still be,” he said. Assigned to the Army’s Security Agency Group, Horn had to …

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  • Arcadia soldier served in top-secret communications unit ...

    Jul 23, 2014· Arcadia soldier served in top-secret communications unit in Vietnam. by Don Moore. Lee St. John is pictured sitting on a deuce-and-a-half truck at Phu Bai, South Vietnam, in 1970. Photo provided. Lee St. John was a bit of a contradiction in Vietnam. He was a Baptist kid from Arcadia, Fla. who ran a liquor warehouse in ‘Nam.

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  • Vietnam War: Communication Technology - Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War was a conflict in South Vietnam that became a line in the sand for western capitalism, it spanned the decades of 1960 and 1970 and was a time of great political, social and technological change. Information and communication technology advances rapidly during the Vietnam war,more as a result of the nuclear space race that ...

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  • Chapter 10 - Communication-Electronics, 1962-1970

    One of the most significant and vital communications innovations during the Vietnam War was the development of equipment capable of providing complete security to the combat voice radio nets of the fighting units. From the early days of the war the sen-[120]

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  • Tropospheric Scatter Radios - Vietnam War: Communication ...

    In the dense terrain of vietnam this was incredibly difficult to achieve. Nevertheless American forces managed to develop a technology that bounced radio waves of the troposphere. This meant that radios now had a longer range and were able to have more channels as well as being able to be placed further apart and out of enemy reach.

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  • Sounds of Vietnam - Real Audio

    Almost every novel, memoir or oral history of the war by a veteran mentions the music that the author listened to in Vietnam. All the songs of the '60s were part of the life in a combat zone. Troops listened to Sony radios, Akai stereos and Teac tape decks and new …

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  • Military Communication, the Korean and Vietnam Wars (1945 ...

    Jul 08, 2020· The Vietnam War (1959-1975) saw the peak of analog military communications potential. Airmobile communications closely tied ground troops to their air support. For the first time, high-quality commercial communications became available to the soldier in the field.

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  • [TMP] "Radio communications in Vietnam War" Topic

    Jan 28, 2018· "Radio communications in Vietnam War" Topic. 21 Posts. All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page. Please use the Complaint button (!) to report problems on the forums.

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