ILLINOIS WING COMMUNICATIONS SCHOOL
Illinois Wing Communications School is being offered. It is open to both Senior and Cadet members.
We are in need of at least six MRO qualified members to assist in this year’s communications unit. The National Guard has requirements for units using their training facilities to maintain contact with them using issued radios on their frequencies. Other responsibilities will include maintaining contact with all CAP units on base from 0600 until 2100 each day.
Members wishing to become qualified as MRO and be prepared for the many communications needs of CAP will follow the course of study and hand-on experience offered. At the end of the week, you will be tasked on all MRO requirements and receive sign off as fully qualified.
Some of the subjects covered will be:
The Mission and responsibilities of Civil Air Patrol Communications
The Phonetic Alphabet, Prowords, Numerals, & Punctuation.
Basic RF Propagation
RF Exposure hazards
CAP Unique Operating Procedures
Basic operation of all CAP radio equipment.
Setting up Masts and antennas
Net operating procedures
Required documentation for stations and missions
Copying and writing Formal Messages
Tactical mission messages
Members that are already qualified as MRO will receive training on:
Advanced features of the basic CAP mobile and handheld radios
Set up of the Tactical Repeater in ground and airborne configurations.
Set up and use of the Rapid Deployment Pack (Portable HF radio)
Those MROs completing this training will receive a Wing Certificate showing their skills and be included in a Wing listing of those trained in the deployment of these pieces of equipment.