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outlaw3179
02-19-09, 07:12 PM
Echo 5 Romeo Radio Check over......

temarti
02-19-09, 07:32 PM
Lickin Chickin, echo 4 tango out....

Zulu 36
02-19-09, 08:31 PM
Fee Fi Fo Fum, loud and clear with a little hum,

Zulu36 out.

commdog7
02-19-09, 08:59 PM
This is Echo 5 Bravo, I have you Lima Charlie, how me? Over.

mcvet57103
02-19-09, 09:15 PM
Break Break!!! WTF? Over

PaidinBlood
02-19-09, 09:21 PM
static and dead air...I always thought that was all that ever came on radios...

wait that's just when you need them
Troops in Contact=Comm's Down

commdog7
02-19-09, 09:27 PM
static and dead air...I always thought that was all that ever came on radios...

wait that's just when you need them
Troops in Contact=Comm's Down

Not if you have a d@mn good radio op!

0621's are awesome, RAH!

PaidinBlood
02-19-09, 09:41 PM
Although I hold your under-appreciated field in the highest esteem, no possible permutations of numbers exists which can render a brave young Marine immune to the whimsical ravages of old man Murphy.... :D

commdog7
02-19-09, 09:48 PM
That is true, sometimes we have no control over comm. It either works or it doesn't.

PaidinBlood
02-19-09, 09:51 PM
Then again, not making sure the boot RO (grunt RO) changes the battery or checks the fill can lead to a significantly higher rate of comm failure...Go figure... hmmm....

http://meetthetaylors.com/images/puzzled-man.jpg

commdog7
02-19-09, 09:55 PM
We have to rely on logistics just as much as any other mos. It's all part of the team.

Finest Fighting Force in the World, Rah!

usmchauer
02-19-09, 10:06 PM
static and dead air...I always thought that was all that ever came on radios...

wait that's just when you need them
Troops in Contact=Comm's Down


Reminds me of the time I spent at combat outpost doing RETRANS for some unit we supported. There was only three comm Marines at the site, me being one of them, while the majority of the comm platoon was at Hurricane Point. From time to time we'd kill RETRANS to use the radio and call back to 2/5's COC. This was always done on TAC 2, TAC 1 being used only for the radio traffic that was more important. One particular day I get on the radio for something I needed. (at this point I don't even remember what it was I called for) 45 seconds after I start yackin' my LT shows up at the RETRANS site. (I didn't even know he had come out to COP. He's barkin' and *****in' that RETRANS is down. Aparently the unit to our west, the one we set up RETRANS for, was in contact at the time and had no comm for the 45 seconds I'd shut it down. I never made the same mistake again, and I was certainly glad when my LT had to leave as "boxcar" was headed back to HP.

PaidinBlood
02-19-09, 10:08 PM
Hindsight's 20/20, brother. All turned out ok, right?

commdog7
02-19-09, 10:12 PM
Ain't none of that happened on my watch. We took pride in keeping our comm up.

usmchauer
02-19-09, 10:12 PM
Lesson learned, nobody hurt as a result of anything I did.

PaidinBlood
02-19-09, 10:20 PM
No offense to either of you, but I'd rather work with someone who learned his lesson the hard way than a hotshot who just hasn't F-d up...yet :D

We all make mistakes-I just prefer to know that my Marines made them under someone else's watch..

usmchauer
02-19-09, 10:22 PM
Ain't none of that happened on my watch. We took pride in keeping our comm up.

What can I say? I was a sh!tbag... :D

outlaw3179
02-20-09, 07:04 AM
I had a great R.O. in Iraq. Could hump like a mule, I never had to look around for where he was, was great on the radio , a very good Marine.

Rocky C
02-28-09, 06:36 PM
Definition of Radio Silence= Not having the Code for the Key Punch, Oh S**T

Rocky

Marine1955
02-28-09, 07:49 PM
static and dead air...I always thought that was all that ever came on radios...

wait that's just when you need them
Troops in Contact=Comm's Down

not if you use enough Squelch grease on it.
:D