This five-week course consists of communication theory, programming and operation
of HF, VHF and UHF communication equipment and ancillary information required of
communicators. Course modules will include frequency prediction, antenna selection
and construction, data communications, troubleshooting, field hints, GPS equipment
and communications operations planning. Practical application will test skills learned
and includes conducting short, medium and long range communication drills in diverse
terrain and locations. Students will participate in a series of Final Training Exercises
(FTX) integrated with the NAVSCIATTS Patrol Craft Officer course.
This course is designed for junior officers and enlisted personnel. Students must
have normal manual dexterity and vision (correctable to 20/20) and have the ability
to lift and carry 40 lbs (18.18 kgs) of equipment. In addition, students must have
basic computer skills, ability to perform basic mathematical calculations and comprehend
technical terms. NAVSCIATTS will issue all students the necessary safety and training
equipment required for this course. Students are required to bring a set of boots
and at least two sets of camouflaged utilities.