Radios are so 1990

#1
Why are the army still using radios to communicate? Most mobile phone networks have excelent signal cover these days and are usable in most places. Also, if you were all on Orange, for example, you could phone each other during missions and get extremely good rates. Also, if it was a stealth mission and silence is important, then you could txt your message as opposed to shouting down a radio and alerting the enemy to your presence.

So, will the mobile phone ever replace the radio? I for one think that it should. And soon!
 
#2
Chimpy(forever) said:
Why are the army still using radios to communicate? Most mobile phone networks have excelent signal cover these days and are usable in most places. Also, if you were all on Orange, for example, you could phone each other during missions and get extremely good rates. Also, if it was a stealth mission and silence is important, then you could txt your message as opposed to shouting down a radio and alerting the enemy to your presence.

So, will the mobile phone ever replace the radio? I for one think that it should. And soon!
Wah. The Prime Minister wanted us all to go onto using mobile phones a couple of years back. They made the mistake of running the trial at Blandford. No comms no bombs. :)
 
#3
Go away (forever) Security? Secrecy? Or are you just wasting your own time?
 
#5
hELLO
cHIMPY
yOu HERE
AGAIN
 
#6
Those static BTS (Base Tranceiver Stations) would make a nice target for the enemy............ D1ck'ed
 
#7
At least the toms would know how to work them.
 
#9
Hello 0 this is 1 I have arrived in Blandford. Hello?..............Hello?..........
Oi anyone with a signal can I borrow your phone please?
 
#13
Cell networks go down - look at london and NY during the terror attacks,
The mobile phone infrastructure is not very secure and not encrypted ( text is certainly not encrypted!)

I know I advise them on securing the networks!! (they are beter now than when I first spoke to them LOL)
 
#14
you f***ing mong!
just goes to show your understanding of communications systems.
mobile phones are radios.
uplink and downlink freqencies to a fixed trunked network...ring a bell?

better if you said.. mobile phones are so 1970's (which they are cos we had em first)
better if we step forward "INTO THE 90'S" as you put it and go with simple radio.
when the majority of your network is blown to shit and you just wanna talk to someone 30 miles away, it doesent come much simpler or easier than radio.
Try giving the HF a go sometime too, it does work you know (if you can be arrsed to read the book about the principles) :twisted:
 

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#16
copey said:
you f***ing mong!
just goes to show your understanding of communications systems.
mobile phones are radios.
uplink and downlink freqencies to a fixed trunked network...ring a bell?

better if you said.. mobile phones are so 1970's (which they are cos we had em first)
better if we step forward "INTO THE 90'S" as you put it and go with simple radio.
when the majority of your network is blown to s*** and you just wanna talk to someone 30 miles away, it doesent come much simpler or easier than radio.
Try giving the HF a go sometime too, it does work you know (if you can be arrsed to read the book about the principles) :twisted:
Copey- you love mobile phones. So much so that you still owe 61 marks (plus interest) for calls to your girlfriend on my mobile phone during a 1ADSR exercise in '96.

LA - the younger or the older?
 
#17
I think after reading that thread please do not confuse me (Chimp503) with chimpy (forever) dont think i could stand that amount of abuse espiecally as I am an ex RTG. LOL
 
#18
The original mate ;) my bro is the young Pretender lol :D

Yeah Copey was always using the phone for admin....... :lol: :lol:
 

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