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Subject: Combat Smart Phones
SYSOP    11/28/2012 5:54:52 AM
 
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bikebrains    Wanted: Radio Expert   11/28/2012 12:34:30 PM
"Since radios got their first wide-scale workout during World War II (1939-45) traditional radio gear, despite decades of improvements, has always suffered reliability problems (hardware, atmospheric, geographical)."    Operation Market Garden produced a cornucopia of radio problems.  The most publicized problem is the use of the wrong radio crystals, human error.    The more interesting problems concern the impact of terrain on radio signals.   Radios had a greater range in North Africa than they did in the Netherlands because of the presence of water.   Other sources mention sun spots and the wrong size of  antennae.    Is there a radio guru out there that can elaborate on the technical issues? 
 
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TrustButVerify    Bikebrains-   11/29/2012 2:24:41 AM
In a general sense, or the Market Garden commo problems in specific?
 
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BD    meshes   11/29/2012 7:06:52 AM
are usually located in fixed locations with fixed signal and infrastructure requirements.  Are we going to bring back the Legion?
 
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