2-27. LATE NET ENTRY. Continued
(3) Monitor the channel for at least 3 minutes.
Once a net signal is received, late net entry is
automatically cancelled. After that, L will not be displayed when FREQ is pressed. Once
the net is entered, contact the NCS or another net station as required by the operational situa-
b. Cue and ERF Procedure. Use this method for one or both of the following conditions. First,
missed the net opening and you need FH data and FH sync time. Or second, you want to join
Load CUE frequency of the net to be entered; set PRESET to CUE and FCTN to LD.
Load MAN frequency of the net to be entered; set PRESET to MAN, leaving FCTN at LD.
if you have an IFM power amplifier, set it to Hl, and adjust VOL.
Set COMSEC equipment (KY-58) to PT.
Set PRESET to CUE; press PTT for 4-5 seconds.
Then AT ONCE, set COMSEC (KY-58) back to CT, clear alarm, and wait for a response.
Repeat after 15 seconds until CUE call is answered.
For each try, set COMSEC to PT to
send CUE and to CT to receive reply.
When your CUE call is answered, wait for instructions from responding NCS/ALT NCS regarding
net entry and receiving an ERF,
Once the ERF is stored, you are ready to enter the net.
.CUE call goes through only when net is quiet. Because you do not know when
the net is quiet, the solution is to repeat your CUE call until you get an answer.
OPERATORS: Two important rules to follow are:
(1) Never use the TIME control!
(2) Never set MODE to FH-M!
(An exception is when performing RXMT mission).
(Violating either of these rules can take you out of the net,
and possibly stop your entire net from communicating).