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DAVID A. FASTABEND
EDWARD HANLON, JR.
Brigadier General, U.S. Army
Lieutenant General, USMC
Deputy Chief of Staff for
Doctrine, Concepts and Strategy
Marine Corps Combat Development
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine
R. A. ROUTE
DAVID F. MacGHEE, JR.
Rear Admiral, USN
Major General, USAF
Navy Warfare Development
Headquarters Air Force Doctrine
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This consolidated reference will assist joint forces in utilizing high frequency radios
as a supplement/alternative to overburdened satellite communications systems for over-
This publication describes multi-Service tactics, techniques, and procedures for basic
high frequency-automatic link establishment (HF-ALE) radio operations. The contents
of this publication are directed at the operator level. It does not delve into technical
aspects of HF-ALE operations beyond that necessary for effective tactical use of the
a. This publication provides commanders and their staffs unclassified guidance to
simplify planning of HF-ALE radio procedures. It provides access to information on
multi-Service communication systems to commanders and staffs conducting home
station training or preparing for interoperability training.
b. The United States (US) Army, Mar