Task Force Golan - Op Danaca

LOGBATT SIGNAL TROOP

    ROLE

      1.   The role of LOGBATT Signal Troop is to provide communications support to UNDOF. This includes:

        a.  Force communications to HQ UNDOF and its contingents via Radio Detachments;
        b.  The efficient operation of all Canadian Signal resources assigned to CANCON including the National Rear Link (NRL) to Canada;
        c.  The operation of all Electronic Data Processing (EDP) resources in CANCON; and
        d.  Second line communications maintenance of military pattern radios and land line for the force.


    0 Bunker - Sigs

    ORGANIZATION

      2.   LOGBATT Signal Troop is constituted of 28 members and is divided up into three section:

        a.  Rad Section (responsible for the radio detachments in UNDOF HQ and POLBATT HQ); and
        b.  COMCEN Section (responsible for the Communications Center, and the Computer Manager); and the Maintenance Section (responsible for first and second line maintenance for the Contingent and the Force as well as the Line Detachment). It is under command of the LOGBATT Signal Officer who is directly responsible to the Commanding Officer of LOGBATT.

    TASKS

      3.   The tasks of Signal Troop are to provide the fol:

        a.  English language service on UNDOF radio nets at LOGBATT (Camp Ziouani);
        b.  POLBATT (Camp Ziouani), and HQ UNDOF/AUSBATT (Camp Faouar);
        c.  SDS service within HQ UNDOF, provided by HQ UNDOF/AUSBATT Rad Det;
        d.  COMCEN facilities including message and secure facsimile traffic to and from Canada;
        e.  Communications Security (COMSEC) - Canadian;
        f.  Management and maintenance of EDP equipment, UN and Canadian;
        g.  Tactical line support to UNDOF;
        h.  Second line tactical communications maintenance for the Force as well as second line; and
        i.  Non-tactical communications maintenance for CCUNDOF, CCUNTSO, and CCMFO.

    COMMUNICATIONS

    RADIO

      4.   Tactical VHF, including PRC-77 and PRC-1077, is used within the camp's boundaries to provide communication between bunkers and also for roving patrols during times of high tension. LOGBATT also uses non-tactical VHF through Motorola radios. It is used to communicate between Camp Ziouani and Camp Faouar, with vehicles and used by our RRG team and Fire Fighting team in Camp Ziouani.

        a.  HF - LOGBATT has PRC-515s that can operate on HF; and
        b.  UHF - NIL.

    TELEPHONE

    (Civilian pattern)

      5.   The Sig O controls access of telephones to international access. All outgoing phone calls from Camp Ziouani are using Bezeq - Israel Telecom Corp. Ltd and Golden Lines. Within each bunker at Camp Ziouani, there is a telephone providing access to the main switchboard in 0 bunker. LOGBATT also uses cellular phones on the Israeli side for vehicle movement control and has a dedicated digital line to Canada for a number of data systems as well as direct access to Ottawa. This digital line is also used to connect CANCON to the Military DWAN;

        a.  Mil pattern and field cable - Field phones at LOGBATT are used to connect bunkers and observation towers;

        b.  Switchboards - LOGBATT uses SB-22A switchboards to control the field phones in the bunkers. The main switchboard is located in 0 bunker. A civilian switchboard provides both internal Camp and international capability;

        c.  Fax - LOGBATT is currently part of the UNDOF Fax circuit: the fax is located in the Ops center. LOGBATT also has two faxes with direct international access, which are located in welfare and COR. LOGBATT also possesses combined telephone/fax machines that are used on the internal camp circuit.

    SATELLITE

      6.   LOGBATT currently has two INMARSAT Satellite Ground Terminals which are used as a backup for the Canadian Message System.



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