Today we completed day 4 of our Radio Communications course. The Army uses some pretty fancy radios for communications among the troops. The handheld radio in the picture to the left can talk to satellites, humvees, F16's, Motorola Talkabouts, and ham radios if you know how to program it correctly.
And there is the rub. The Army's newest Harris radio is incredibly flexible and long-range, but so difficult to program that 90% of them never get used.
Soldiers tend to be early adopters of civilian wireless technology, since they spend so much time on the road.
I'm happy to report the appearance of several Sierra Wireless Broadband Modems among the soldiers of the 315th PSYOP Company. These blogs come to you thanks to my Sierra Wireless AC881U modem, that keeps me connected anywhere at DSL speeds. Sweet!