Rad ops

#1
Hey was just wondering if this is a good trade or not, and the kind of things i would likely be doing as one. Is there alot variety and field work? and what kind of things would i be qualified to do if i left the Army?

This past year while waiting to get in i have really gotten into doing physical training and really enjoy it and i am hoping this trade allows me to do more than sit in the back of a landrover :lol:
 
#2
Shortman™ said:
i am hoping this trade allows me to do more than sit in the back of a landrover :lol:
Of course, you can put up ur 12x12 and then get the playstation on.

Seriously its a good trade to go into, leads onto better things and a good civilian job prospects
 
#3
Cool, im leaving for Basic next month so all these thoughts are creeping into my head lol. Making sure i have choosen the right job and hoping i will be working with decent enough people who arent boring cnuts. :lol:
 
#4
Haha playstation!?! Off a 28v gene, not likely - unless you talk to the kind ED's to provide some extra juice for some reason. A lovely 9 x 9 tent, couple of masts, camp bed, kerosine heater table and chairs will be your empire. It can be an interesting role though, keeps you busy and you'll learn to write fast :). Don't know about deployments etc but I guess you can probably be used almost anywhere. Can RadOps also be deployed as platoon signaller? Guess it's the job lite and on foot.
 
#5
TA_sig said:
Can RadOps also be deployed as platoon signaller? Guess it's the job lite and on foot.
And you are supposed to be on here giving somebody advice? A platoon signaller would be a member of the platoon... ie. Infantry. BG HQ also has Inf signallers (and I'm not knocking them) which are HQ Coy Sig Platoon. An R Sigs Rad Op should get no sharper than Bde TAC or an FAC, unless of course they are on a Bde Rebro or LO and can't map read.
 
#6
Plant-Pilot said:
TA_sig said:
Can RadOps also be deployed as platoon signaller? Guess it's the job lite and on foot.
And you are supposed to be on here giving somebody advice? A platoon signaller would be a member of the platoon... ie. Infantry. BG HQ also has Inf signallers (and I'm not knocking them) which are HQ Coy Sig Platoon. An R Sigs Rad Op should get no sharper than Bde TAC or an FAC, unless of course they are on a Bde Rebro or LO and can't map read.
Was simply a question, I've been used to fill in on some inf based exercises as a supposed fill in for rifleman (ahh he's got the tac flash on his arm, give him the 351 plt siggie bitch).. Wasn't a brilliant situation... Of course a RSigs radop hasn't done cic or the rest so probably a dumb question.
The only advise I gave was of my experience in a Rad det for a TN, with a 9x9, crap gene and bleeps galore.
 
#8
Plant-Pilot said:
TA_sig said:
Can RadOps also be deployed as platoon signaller? Guess it's the job lite and on foot.
And you are supposed to be on here giving somebody advice? A platoon signaller would be a member of the platoon... ie. Infantry. BG HQ also has Inf signallers (and I'm not knocking them) which are HQ Coy Sig Platoon. An R Sigs Rad Op should get no sharper than Bde TAC or an FAC, unless of course they are on a Bde Rebro or LO and can't map read.
Btw, what is Bde TAC or an FAC?
 
#14
it is possible to be attched to units as a manpack signaller, for use on patrols and such. iv done it. mainly used as an ops room operator and brew maker for most of the day. but i loved it. best few months iv had so far as you got a chance to do stuff royal signals dont usually do. like following in the lads who are kicking down doors and stuff like that. the opportunity is definately there.

as for day to day working you wont be learning anything to do with comms, you will be maintaining the wagons for some overpaid nobber to inspect. comms takes second place, so pay attention in class because "trade fade" can be embarrasing when you tip up to your unit. get your head in the books learn your stuff and get shed faced out in your unit. its a good trade, stick with it and good luck
 
#15
Do scaley's actually use radios ? That is talk on them ? Whenever I have worked with them they did a hell of a lot of tentage, line, commcen and setting up Div ops rooms?

I say this as an ex- RA flaggy who spent his entire career yabbing and adhering to Pam 2, wheras I came across 2 re-badgers from R Sigs, one was stuck on a basic flags course and had to admit after 2 years in the Sigs he had never spoke on a radio and the other who whilst giving a radio check used the immortal "Over and out"

Thisiis n't a wahhh nor is it scaley baiting
 
#16
VirusNine said:
I can't imagine the civilian job prospects that a Bowman Op would have..


Could someone give a couple of examples?
Talking of Bowman what do you expect will happen when mobilisation takes part-time radop gods (me in training) who won't see bowman in home regiments for a good few years and posts them to 'digitised' units. Guess they could be sent on a conversion package as part of optag but most likely a weekend in theatre ;)

Although secure and clear I hear they're sticking with VP for now, will Bowman be able to interface direct with Ptarmigan direct via a central rather than the current method for clansman via terminals? What about the later widearea networks (Falcon, whatever).. I'm just trying to work out how much life the trade in it's current incarnation has got left.
 
#18
easy-wan-kenobi said:
you will be maintaining the wagons for some overpaid nobber to inspect. comms takes second place
Easy - W*nker

I imagine Comms would take a very poor second place if that's your attitude to Det Maintenance :wink:


Demarkation
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Steiner
 
#19
wellyhead said:
Do scaley's actually use radios ? That is talk on them ? Whenever I have worked with them they did a hell of a lot of tentage, line, commcen and setting up Div ops rooms?

I say this as an ex- RA flaggy who spent his entire career yabbing and adhering to Pam 2, wheras I came across 2 re-badgers from R Sigs, one was stuck on a basic flags course and had to admit after 2 years in the Sigs he had never spoke on a radio and the other who whilst giving a radio check used the immortal "Over and out"

Thisiis n't a wahhh nor is it scaley baiting

Theres hundreds if not thousands in the R Sigs who have never touched a radio. Including me who only got as far as them stupid little things we used to carry on stag back in barracks. In 9 years the nearest I got to anything that resembled a radio was scrounging a cuppa off the relay ops on ex. It all depends what trade you are, I was a driver basicly an RCT man with a R Sigs badge. The same probally goes for powermen,lineys,storeman & combat signalmen (strangely). I know these trades have now been chopped & changed about now, but I,m just going on my experiance back then.

Regards LT.
 
#20
welly heads statement is pretty much true. the blokes you came across might have been non operator trades. or if they were operators a "grease biiitch" for the panzers. not enough time is spend learning about communicating, and it is something that needs to be adressed. making things look nice and pretty has been at the fore on all of the exercises iv been on. and the only messages sent across were radio checks unless you had the priveledge of going onto G3 ops or other important dets to use your knowledge of radios.

imho if you want to do comms,go somewhere else. my mate in the air corps says the same about flying helis "if you want to fly dont join the aac, other corps stand a better chance."
i know the statement sounds stupid but does anyone disagree? dont join sigs for comms and dont join AAC for flying!

easy
 

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