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Auxiliary communications consist of fixed land stations, land mobile stations and direction finder stations that have been accepted by DIRAUX as radio facilities.
The primary purposes of the Auxiliary communications network are:
In many cases, Auxiliarists will operate radio facilities in conjunction with authorized surface and air missions. They will, at that time use authorized government frequencies in designated bands. Other program activities of radio facilities include operation in the HF Contingency Communications Program and the Auxiliary Monitoring Program in support of the Communications Area Master Stations, Sector Command Centers, and other CG Unit communications operations.
In order to stand watch at an Auxiliary communication facility, a Basically Qualified Auxiliarist must complete the Telecommunications Operator Personal Qualification Standard unless authorized as a result of previous completion of the “Auxiliary Communications Specialty Course”) In order to act as a watchstander at a CG communications facility, Auxiliarists must complete all requirements as specified by the Commanding Officer or Officer in Charge of the CG unit in question.
A member who is a Communications Staff Officer (CM) and a Telecommunications Operator (TCO) may inspect a Mobile or Fixed Land VHF Marine (Type 80) Radio. This member is a Facility Inspector.
Land Mobile (LMR -Type 90) or HF Radios may be inspected by a member who is a Communications (CM) Staff Officer and holds a Telecommunications Operator (TCO) qualification), with the addition of a mentor checkout by one of the listed inspectors with special technical qualifications. This member is a Technical Facility Inspector.