COLD START NET OPENING. The following steps are designed for the NCS. Detailed
member procedures are provided in Chapter 2. Check SOI for authorized operating
Make sure that your RT has the following FH data loaded (also make sure that
each member has the same FH data loaded in member radio):
MAN channel frequency.
CUE channel frequency.
Lockout set(s), if needed.
Cold start TSK loaded into channel 1 or MAN channel (automatically loaded
into MAN channel when hopset is loaded into channel 1).
Hopset. If the display shows "L7" or "L8", you are missing mandatory lockout
Load TEK and KEK as needed. If COMSEC keys are required and MAN channel
is being used, the COMSEC key used will default to the TEK in channel 5.
Load hopset(s). NCS will send ERF for to member RT (when hopset is ERFed,
net member also receives hopset ID and FH sync time).
Load FH sync time (FH sync time may be entered into your RT by keyboard
entries or obtained through an ERF by higher headquarters net)NCS will ERF
FH sync time to member RT.