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"The Dave Fiedler Collection"

Considered by many Signaleers to be the tactical radio "guru," retired LTC Dave Fiedler is certainly Army Communicator's most prolific author. He first appeared in AC's pages in our fourth year of publication and has been writing for us ever since. Since all of DF's articles rank at the top of those repeatedly requested, every article he's written or co-written for AC appears here (or will appear as the back-issue files from Volumes 13-24 are posted).

AN/PRC-117F Special Operations Forces radio has applications for digital divisions and beyond
David Fiedler (Summer 2000; Vol. 25 No. 2); HTML

AN/PSC-2, The: modern data communications come to the field
LTC David Fiedler (Winter/Spring 1987; Vol. 12 No. 1/2); PDF (4.35 MB)

Automated HF communications for nap-of-the-earth flying
James Harmon, LTC David Fiedler and LTC (Ret.) John Lam (Spring 1994; Vol. 19 No. 1); PDF (8.15 MB)

Better tactical very-high frequency radio communications for light infantry and military operations on urban terrain
Ed Farmer and Dave Fiedler (Summer 2001; Vol. 26 No. 2); HTML

Beyond-line-of-sight propagation modes and antennas
David Fiedler and George Hagn (Fall 1983; Vol. 8 No. 4); PDF (8.29 MB)

Book review: We Were Soldiers Once .. and Young: Ia Drang: the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam
David Fiedler (Winter 2002; Vol. 27 No. 4); HTML

Cosite interference: Force XXI communications road block
David Fiedler (Fall 1996; Vol. 19 No. 4); PDF (5.78 MB)

Good electrical grounds, bonds and shields: a must for digitized Army
David Fiedler (Summer 2000; Vol. 25 No. 2); HTML

High-frequency radio returns to transformation Army in brigade combat teams
David Fiedler (Winter 2001; Vol. 26 No. 4); HTML

How to get yourself out of a jam
MAJ David Fiedler (Fall 1981; Vol. 6 No. 4); PDF (8.38 MB)

Jamming: it's a sticky issue
CPT David Fiedler (Winter 1979; Vol. 4 No. 1); PDF (3.93 MB)

KL-43, The: burst communications on a budget
LTC David Fiedler (Winter/Spring 1990; Vol. 15 No. 1); PDF (6.15 MB)

Marines adopt new broadband very-high-frequency antenna for combat-net radios -- should the Army follow suit?
David Fiedler and Edward Farmer (Winter 2002; Vol. 27 No. 4); HTML

Mobile NVIS: the New Jersey Army National Guard approach
LTC David Fiedler (Fall 1987; Vol. 12 No. 4); PDF (5.33 MB)

More efficient operation of the AN/GRC-106
David Fiedler (Summer 1984; Vol. 9 No. 3); PDF (5.50 MB)

Near-vertical-incidence skywave (NVIS) propagation: the Soviet approach
LTC David Fiedler (Winter/Spring 1987; Vol. 12 No. 1/2); PDF (1.91 MB)

Planning for the use of high-frequency radios in the brigade combat teams and other transformation Army organizations
David Fiedler (Fall 2002; Vol. 27 No. 3); HTML

Proper use of the RC-292 antenna
David Fiedler (Fall 1985; Vol. 10 No. 4); PDF (2.23 MB)

Protecting against electromagnetic pulses
LTC David Fiedler (Summer 1987; Vol. 12 No. 4); PDF (4.99 MB)

Skip the "skip zone": we created it and we can eliminate it
LTC David Fiedler (Spring 1986; Vol. 11 No. 2); PDF (4.79 MB)

SNAP-1
David Fiedler and Charles Miencke (Fall 1979; Vol. 4 No. 4); PDF (6.25 MB)

"I Am the Signal Corps"

I Am the Signal Corps
SFC Samuel Barnes (Fall 1976; Vol. 1 No. 4); PDF (1.60 MB)

Jamming

Signaleers had strongly held opinions about the subject of jamming, producing point and counterpoint articles almost every issue for several years. Lawrence Follis started it all with his article in the Summer 1978 edition.

Electronic piranha can jam, The
LTC Don "Flash" Gordon and CPT Bill Anton (Fall 1978; Vol. 3 No. 4); PDF (2.55 MB)

Evaluating the tactical effectiveness of jamming
Lawrence Follis (Winter 1981; Vol. 6 No. 1); PDF (8.12 MB)

How to get yourself out of a jam
MAJ David Fiedler (Fall 1981; Vol. 6 No. 4); PDF (8.38 MB)

How we can communicate and still survive on the battlefield
LTC Patrick Bowman (Winter 1980; Vol. 5 No. 1); PDF (9.62 MB)

Jamming: counterpoint
Lawrence Follis (Summer 1979; Vol. 4 No. 3); PDF (2.42 MB)

Jamming: it's a sticky issue
CPT David Fiedler (Winter 1979; Vol. 4 No. 1); PDF (3.93 MB)

Jamming: will it be tactically effective?
Lawrence Follis (Summer 1978; Vol. 3 No. 3); PDF (1.31 MB)

Mobile-subscriber equipment

First of its kind: the MSE platoon
Judy Strahan (Summer 1987; Vol. 12 No. 3); PDF (4.77 MB)

Mobile subscriber equipment
William Kelley (Summer 1986; Vol. 11 No. 3); PDF (6.93 MB)

Mobile-subscriber equipment: a new acquisition approach
William Kelley and LTC Louis Martin (Spring 1984; Vol. 9 No. 2); PDF (2.41 MB)

MSE doctrinal publications: from paper to computer
CPT George Sherman and SFC Charles Dobbins (Summer 1986; Vol. 11 No. 3); PDF (5.98 MB)

MSE fielding
COL A.R. McCahan (Summer 1986; Vol. 11 No. 3); PDF (4.66 MB)

MSE key to Desert Storm communications
Louise Cooper (Spring 1991; Vol. 16 No. 2); PDF (3.33 MB)

MSE maintenance and supply concepts
Glenn Strellner (Summer 1986; Vol. 11 No. 3); PDF (4 MB)

MSE: mobile-subscriber equipment
Don Schaum, William Kelley, LTC Louis Martin, Don Pugh and CPT Bruce Wright (Fall 1984; Vol. 9 No. 4); PDF (16.7 MB)

MSE organization and structure
George Evans (Summer 1986; Vol. 11 No. 3); PDF (2.50 MB)

MSE personnel impact
MSG Harry Grindle (Summer 1986; Vol. 11 No. 3); PDF (4.11 MB)

MSE training: the driving force
Jerry Arnett (Summer 1986; Vol. 11 No. 3); PDF (2.65 MB)

RITA: a look at the French mobile-subscriber system
CPT Remi Johnson, MSG Herbert Rice, 1LT Lisa Johnson, SFC Robert Prange, 1LT Joseph Cregan and SFC James Ralston (Summer 1987; Vol. 12 No. 3); PDF (6.89 MB)

Test and evaluation of the MSE system
Monroe Timmons (Summer 1986; Vol. 11 No. 3); PDF (966 KB)

Music (Signal Corps)

Legend of the Song of the Signal Corps, The (Part I)
LTC (Ret.) Gustave Vitt (Fall 1980; Vol. 5 No. 4); PDF (7.75 MB)

Legend of the Song of the Signal Corps, The (Part II)
LTC (Ret.) Gustave Vitt (Winter 1981; Vol. 6 No. 1); PDF (9.56 MB)

icon for audio file Audio (MP3 file) of Army Chorus singing "Song of the Signal Corps" by Bess Heath Olmstead, with fourth verse added in 2002 by retired BG Alan Salisbury, to "bridge the gap in time [from the World War I era, when the song was originally written] and make the song not only historical but relevant for today as well." Olmstead's song was retired as the Signal Corps' "official" song in 1961, when Allan Wooley's march was adopted during the Corps' centennial anniversary.

icon for image file Also, sheet music of "Song of the Signal Corps" from Army Song Book with lyrics of fourth verse included.

Official song: Signal Corps march
Summer 1979 (Vol. 4 No. 3); PDF (1.85 MB)

Icon for audio/sound file Audio (WAV file) of 434th Army Band (Signal Corps Band) playing the "Signal Corps March" by Allan Wooley.

U.S. Army Signal Corps
Band arrangement by SSG Stanley Helton, words and music by Lorraine Page (Spring 1977 (Vol. 2 No. 2); PDF (1.01 MB)

Near-vertical-incidence skywave

See "The Dave Fiedler collection" for NVIS articles.

Operation Just Cause

154th proves its mettle during Just Cause
SPC Bob Blocher (Winter/Spring 1990; Vol. 15 No. 1); PDF (2.33 MB)

Jumping into a "Just Cause"
CPT Campbell Cantelou (Winter/Spring 1990; Vol. 15 No. 1); PDF (7.75 MB)

Lightfighter communications in Operation Just Cause
LTC Thomas Armeli (Winter/Spring 1990; Vol. 15 No. 1); PDF (5.15 MB)

Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Air-assault communications: Desert Storm
MAJ Dennis Salerno and CPT Thomas Washer (Fall/Winter 1991; Vol. 16 No. 4); PDF (5.86 MB)

Circuit check (several short articles pertaining to Desert Shield/Desert Storm)
Various authors (Spring 1991; Vol. 16 No. 2); PDF (5.02 MB)

Communications on a mobile battlefield in the 100 hours war
CPT Bryan Goda and CPT Robert Prudhomme (Spring 1991; Vol. 16 No. 2); PDF (3.82 MB)

EAC doctrine vs. EAC deployment for Desert Storm
CPT Mark Remington (Summer/Winter 1992; Vol. 17 No. 2/4); PDF (1.62 MB)

Getting the message through in the Persian Gulf War
Carol Stokes and Dr. Kathy Coker (Summer/Winter 1992; Vol. 17 No. 2/4); PDF (8.63 MB)

Hero of Desert Storm information systems
Robert Weissert (Spring 1991; Vol. 16 No. 2); PDF (1.95 MB)

ISC takes the desert by storm
Wrenne Timberlake (Spring 1991; Vol. 16 No. 2); PDF (3.31 MB)

Magicians in Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Patricia Harden Metzger and Earl Takeguchi (Summer 1993; Vol. 18 No. 2); PDF (452 KB)

MSE key to Desert Storm communications
Louise Cooper (Spring 1991; Vol. 16 No. 2); PDF (3.33 MB)

Patriot fiberoptics owe much to Kalomiris
Stephen Larsen (Spring 1991; Vol. 16 No. 2); PDF (2.08 MB)

Record Traffic from the Past

These were (usually) short historical pieces published each edition, starting with the inaugural issue and ending with Vol. 6 No. 4.

Balloon pioneer rises to fame
MSG Herbert Denmark (Summer 1976; Vol. 1 No. 3); PDF (558 KB)

Day of fate at Opana Point
Samuel Barnes (Fall 1980; Vol. 5 No. 4); PDF (13.7 MB)

Flying telegraph, The
CPT George Matoy (Fall 1981; Vol. 6 No. 4); PDF (19.1 MB)

Ghost post
CPT Harry Cramer (Summer 1981; Vol. 6 No. 3); PDF (7.18 MB)

Greely, Signal pioneer
No author listed (Winter 1977; Vol. 2 No. 1); PDF (1.05 MB)

Signal Corps history test
No author listed (Spring 1976; Vol. 1 No. 2); PDF (756 KB)

Signal Corps was for the birds, The
MAJ Ron Frain (Winter 1976; Vol. 1 No. 1); PDF (1.28 MB)

Signaling souls on the Western Front
Samuel Barnes (Winter 1980; Vol. 5 No. 1); PDF (22.7 MB)

Untitled
No author listed (Fall 1976; Vol. 1 No. 4); PDF (718 KB)

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MAJ Donald Parrish Jr. (Spring 1977; Vol. 2 No. 2); PDF (3.16 MB)

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Steve Anderson (Spring 1978; Vol. 3 No. 2); PDF (3.06 MB)

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Steve Anderson (Summer 1978; Vol. 3 No. 3); PDF (1.04 MB)

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Steve Anderson (Fall 1978; Vol. 3 No. 4); PDF (2.51 MB)

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Steve Anderson (Winter 1979; Vol. 4 No. 1); PDF (2.83 MB)

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Steve Anderson (Spring 1979; Vol. 4 No. 2); PDF (4.17 MB)

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Sam Barnes (Summer 1979; Vol. 4 No. 3); PDF (579 KB)

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Sam Barnes (Fall 1979; Vol. 4 No. 4); PDF (2.16 MB)

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SSG David Bruen (Spring 1980; Vol. 5 No. 2); PDF (9.18 MB)

Untitled
Rebecca Robbins (Summer 1980; Vol. 5 No. 3); PDF (4.41 MB)

We, too, serve proudly: a historical sketch of the black soldier in the Signal Corps
SFC Samuel Barnes (Summer 1977; Vol. 2 No. 3; with corrections from Fall 1977; Vol. 2 No. 4); PDF (4.60 MB)

Tuner's Topics

Basic communications topics with teaching illustrations, starting with the inaugural edition and ending with Vol. 5 No. 3.

AC motor, The
Winter 1978 (Vol. 3 No. 1); PDF (603 KB)

Antenna expediency
Spring 1980 (Vol. 5 No. 2); PDF (1.79 MB)

DC motor, The
Spring 1978 (Vol. 3 No. 2); PDF (648 KB)

Directional antennas
Fall 1978 (Vol. 3 No. 4); PDF (575 KB)

Drip loops
Summer 1980 (Vol. 5 No. 3); PDF (1.91 MB)

Electrical safety
Summer 1979 plus correction from "Pulse," Fall 1979 (Vol. 4 No. 3 and Vol. 4 No. 4); PDF (1.38 MB)

Expedient splicing
Fall 1979 (Vol. 4 No. 4); PDF (717 KB)

Frequency division multiplexing
Fall 1977 (Vol. 2 No. 4); PDF (670 KB)

Introduction to Tuner
Winter 1976 (Vol. 1 No. 1); PDF (650 KB)

Metric system, The
Summer 1978 (Vol. 3 No. 3); PDF (474 KB)

Phonetic alphabet
Winter 1980 (Vol. 5 No. 1); PDF (1.73 MB)

Radio-wire integration
Spring 1977 (Vol. 2 No. 2); PDF (516 KB)

Single-sideband radio
Winter 1977 (Vol. 2 No. 1); PDF (552 KB)

Solar energy
Spring 1979 (Vol. 4 No. 2); PDF (566 KB)

Telephone, The
Summer 1976 (Vol. 1 No. 3); PDF (617 KB)

Television
Fall 1976 (Vol. 1 No. 4); PDF (1.69 MB)

Time division multiplexing
Fall 1977 (Vol. 2 No. 4); PDF (597 MB)

Time zones
Winter 1979 (Vol. 4 No. 1); PDF (745 KB)

Tropospheric scatter system, The
Spring 1976 (Vol. 1 No. 2); PDF (590 KB)

Yesterday in Signal Corps history

Photo feature that began with Vol. 7 No. 1 and ended with Vol. 8 No. 4; a slight name change to "Yesterday in the Signal Corps" started the feature again in Vol. 9 No. 1.

Fall 1982 (Vol. 7 No. 4); PDF (1.23 MB)

Fall 1983 (Vol. 8 No. 4); PDF (910 KB)

Spring 1982 (Vol. 7 No. 2); PDF (2.62 MB)

Spring 1983 (Vol. 8 No. 2); PDF (1.30 MB)

Summer 1982 (Vol. 7 No. 3); PDF (1.16 MB)

Summer 1983 (Vol. 8 No. 3); PDF (1.16 MB)

Winter 1982 (Vol. 7 No. 1); PDF (3.06 MB)

Winter 1983 (Vol. 8 No. 1); PDF (1.38 MB)

Yesterday in the Signal Corps

Vol. 9 No. 1 began this feature as a photo feature (continuing after a slight name change from "Yesterday in Signal Corps history"), but by the time it ended with Vol. 14 No. 4, the feature had become a story-and-photo history sketch, much like the defunct "Record Traffic from the Past."

Fall 1984 (Vol. 9 No. 4); PDF (1.26 MB)

Fall 1985 (Vol. 10 No. 4); PDF (1.25 MB)

Fall 1986 (Vol. 11 No. 4); PDF (1.45 MB)

Fall 1987 (Vol. 12 No. 4); PDF (2.42 MB)

Spring 1984 (Vol. 9 No. 2); PDF (1.35 MB)

Spring 1986 (Vol. 11 No. 2); PDF (1.45 MB)

Summer 1984 (Vol. 9 No. 3); PDF (1.35 MB)

Summer 1985 (Vol. 10 No. 3); PDF (1.21 MB)

Summer 1986 (Vol. 11 No. 3); PDF (2.82 MB)

Summer 1987 (Vol. 12 No. 3); PDF (1.97 MB)

Winter 1984 (Vol. 9 No. 1); PDF (1.19 MB)

Winter 1985 (Vol. 10 No. 1); PDF (1.45 MB) (Note: Although the edition information at the bottom of the page states "Fall 1984," this is an error in the original magazine.)

Winter 1986 (Vol. 11 No. 1); PDF (1.29 MB)

Winter/Spring 1987 (Vol. 12 No. 1/2); PDF (2.09 MB)


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