11-23. RADIO SYSTEMS FIELD EXPEDIENT
General Information There are no known methods of constructing a field expedient
radio. It should be noted, however, that hand signals, signal flags, flashlights,
telephones, and messengers can be used in place of a radio. Communications can be
restored by substituting optional equipment identified below. It should also be noted
that if the intercom is not fully operational and the radio is operational but will not
work with the intercom, radio communications can be partially restored by connecting
the CVC helmet or an H-189 handset directly to the radio. Further, if the receiver
used for reception only.
q Depending on extent of equipment damage or failure, partial to total loss of radio
q 1 soldier
q 30 minutes
q Cable, telephone, WD-1/TT
q Field Telephone TA-312/PT, or TA-l/PT
q Flag set
Substitute radio with:
2. Record the BDAR action taken. When the mission is completed, as soon as
practicable, repair vehicle using standard maintenance procedures.
11-24. FIELD EXPEDIENT RADIO
General Information: Because of the configuration of plugs and jacks located on the
mount and the way that the radio sets and mounts are mated, the fixes are very limited.
Power and signal cables are routed in and out of the mount through cables and plugs and
in turn with a plug and jack method to the radio. If any of those plugs and jacks are
damaged, the only feasible alternative is to replace the mount.
q 1 soldier
q 45 minutes