"We'll meet it, but make sure to address the bill to the
Yardmaster, West yard."
"All right, all right, break it up."
"Okay, dispatcher. Thanks."
Radio communication facilities can be provided the transportation
railway service in the early stages of theater operation. Such facilities
are established only when conditions warrant their use, wire lines are not
available, and the theater army commander authorizes the installation. Then
signal units provide the required radio relay or other supplementary
communications. Teams from TOE 11-500, attached to the railway battalion,
install, operate, and maintain the radio equipment.
The TRS uses radio communications to increase control, coordination,
efficiency, and safety of rail operations and train movements.
communications are employed in three ways: (1) operational control in yards
and terminals, in yard offices, of switch crews, and of yard personnel; (2)
administrative and technical control of operating and administrative units;
and (3) en route train operational control between dispatcher and stations,
train crew members, stations, dispatcher and trains if range is adequate,
stations and trains, and crews of different trains.
and the message has three main parts. These are discussed in paragraphs 3.9
Radio operating rules Nos. 680 through 686 are given in
BASIC RULES OF RADIO PROCEDURE
not followed. Four basic rules follow.
a. Rule 1.
operator is transmitting.
b. Rule 2.
Know precisely the content and wording of the message to be
c. Rule 3.
Be brief and to the point.
Preciseness is politeness;
"please" and "thank you" are unnecessary.