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July FTX will be FRI 8 July approx 1830-Sat 9 July approx 1600. This allows an overnight, but does not interfere with Church activities for those of you who are members, in addition it provides a day with family so as to keep spouses/children from feeling abandoned. Once again families are welcome but I am aware some do not want to participate at this time, hence the altered schedule. Once again Nick and I will be staying through Sun, so anybody desiring to stay and just camp and play are more than welcome.
Ammo (300 rounds +, we will qualify this weekend, as well as a night famfire)
IFAK (refer to June FTX for details)
2 way radios (If this is a budget problem please PM me, we will work something out)
Good boots (We will do a ruck march between training grounds, I can hear Bo cheering)
Earth tone clothing (military BDU's acceptable but not necessary)
Food for yourself for the event (I don't care if its MRE's or PB&J's, just provide for yourself, the barbecue idea got no response last time)
Flashlight (with extra batteries)
1830-1900 Convoy LEAVES (Once again, if this is a problem, PM me, it can be worked out)
1900-1930 Check in at TOC weapons safe, training briefing,
1930-2100 Perimeter training
2100-2130 Movement to Range
2130-2230 Night Famfire
2230-2300 Movement to camp, After Action Review (AAR), Post fire guard
0800-0830 Training Briefing
0830-0900 Movement to range
0900-1000 Range briefing/weapons safety
1000-1300 Rifle Qualification
1300-1330 Movement to camp
1430-1530 Radio protocol
1530-1600 AAR/Check out at TOC
Learn your phonetic alphabet. It will be posted.
I don't know about you guys, but this sounds like a hell of a lot of fun crammed into a short time, so please come ready to train. Things will go smoothly and stay on schedule if we can keep chatter to a minimum and stay focused on the mission!
Tell me more about this rifle qual. Course of fire? Scoring?
Argh! You mean you expect me to be patient?!
If I must, I must...
I'm hoping they do, but I have my doubts as well. If necessary I guess we'll set up a repeater. I would rather not have you guys go out and buy expensive radios.
Do you have your license?
Yeah, I'm a tech. I keep a 5m HT on my LBE. Realistically, 5m is the way to go; but it does require another lever of commitment in terms of resources and time. The benefits are worth it though, ten times the power in HT's (.5 v 5w tx power), repeater access, plus the ability to use even higher power mobile radios).
Even if we kept the low-powered GMRS radios for inter-team comms, a dedicated radioman w/ a 2m HT, to reach a TOC/insertion vehicle, makes a lot of sense to me.
Guess now we need a radioman.
Guess you just volunteered. put something together as a proposal for a base station for the TOC.