NATO Training - Communications Equipment

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A dizzying array of period-correct, military-issue communications equipment is deployed with East Wind. The good news here is that most of it is well designed and easy to use so you really do not have to know that much to actually use it in the field. None the less, the more you know, the better you generally are at putting this equipment to work for you. Here you will find a series of period correct videos covering both the basics of how radio works as well as the use of some of our primary communication systems. Additionally, our TM database provides the manuals on most of our primary systems in downloadable .pdf format so that you can read up on them if you'd like.

Principles and Practice of Operations:

Radiofrequency Equipment:

Wireline Equipment:

  • TA-312 - Article from PS Magazine on PM and repair of the TA-312 Field Phone.
  • TA-312 Parts - Additional information from PS Magazine with parts list for the TA312 phone.
  • Field Phone Wire - Longer article from PS Magazine about field phone wire.
  • Field Phone Wire PM - Article from PS Magazine on conducting PM and recovery of field phone wire.
  • Field Phone Wire Splicing - Article from PS Magazine with additional information on splicing wire.
  • SB22 Battery Holder - Article from PS Magazine with parts and maintenance tips for the unusual battery holder for the SB22 Switchboard.
  • RL31 - Article from PS Magazine on the RL31 Reel.
  • RL39 - Article from PS Magazine on the RL39 Reel, focusing on difficultly maintaining this unit as it is very old.
  • RL39 - Article from PS Magazine on the RL39 Reel, slightly different from above.

Data Terminal & Computing Equipment:

  • TH-5/TG - TM-11-5805-246-10, TELEGRAPH TERMINAL TH-5/TG AND TH-5A/TG, Operator's Manual.
  • AN/UGC-74 - TM-11-5815-602-10, TERMINAL, COMMUNICATIONS AN/UGC-74A(V)3, Operator's Manual. Also NAVY EE161-DM-OPI-010/E154UGC74, AIR FORCE TO 31W4-2UGC74-1.