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ArmA 3 - ACRE 2 Guide - Advanced Combat Radio Environment


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FULL ACRE Documentation can be viewed here:
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ACRE 2 SETUP VIDEO GUIDE


RADIO GUIDES



AN/PRC-343

FULL DOCUMENTATION:
http://acre2.idi-systems.com/wiki/radios/an-prc-343

The AN/PRC-343 PRR is short range lightweight intra-squad personal role radio originally known as Marconi H4855 in British service. It is designed to be carried by every squad member and features 16 channel in 16 blocks (256 channels in total) with a range up to 500 meters.

Basic Operation

The interface in ACRE 2 can be reached via three different ways:

  • Select the “Open Radio” option in your ACE 3 Self Interaction Menu (ACE 3 Missions Only)
  • Double click the AN/PRC-343 in your inventory
  • Press the “Open Radio” key as it is defined in the ACRE 2 keyboard controls (Default : Ctrl+Alt+CapsLock)

Volume Control

Left clicking the volume knob increases the radio’s volume by 20 % to a maximum of 100 % while right clicking decreases it to a minimum of 0 %

Channel Control

Left clicking the channel knob increases the channel by 1 while right clicking decreases it. The current channel will also be shown in the lower left when you start transmitting. The channel knob has 16 different channels. If you want to access the other channels you have to left click the handle which offers you the following view:

Left clicking the channel block knob increases the block by one to a maximum of 16 while right clicking decreases it. The current block will be shown while transmitting. Changing the block has no influence on the volume and channel knob setting. If you are on block 1 channel 13 and change your block by one, you will be on block 2 channel 13 which is a different channel.




AN/PRC-148

FULL DOCUMENTATION
http://acre2.idi-systems.com/wiki/radios/an-prc-148

The AN/PRC-148 Multiband Inter/Intra Team Radio (MBITR) is a secure handheld multiband, tactical software-defined radio. It was developed in the 1990’s entering service in 2000 with the US Army.

Basic Operation

Interface
The interface in ACRE 2 can be reached via three different ways:

  • Select the “Open Radio” option in your ACE 3 Self Interaction Menu (ACE 3 Missions Only)
  • Double click the AN/PRC-148 in your inventory
  • Press the “Open Radio” key as it is defined in the ACRE 2 keyboard controls (Default : Ctrl+Alt+CapsLock)

Power/Volume Control Knob
Left clicking will increase the radio’s volume to a maximum of 100%. Right clicking will decrease the radio’s volume to a minimum of 20%.

You can turn the radio off by holding control and right clicking the volume knob while it is at the minimum setting of 20%. To turn the radio back on simply left click the volume knob.

Channel Knob
Left clicking the knob will increment the current channel selection through the 16 settings on the knob.

Right clicking will decrement the current channel selection through the 16 settings on the knob.

The channel knob has 16 settings, the channels available is dependant upon the current group selected. By default: Group 1: Channels 1 - 16, Group 2: Channels 17 - 32, etc.

LCD Display Screen
The LCD display screen is where all menus and information will be displayed. The primary/default display screen has two ‘modes’. These are detailed in the graphic above.

The primary default display shows the current Group label, channel label, audio mode icon, battery indicator, operating mode, and encryption mode.

The alternate default display shows the current receiving (RX) and transmitting (TX) frequencies, current receiving ® and transmitting (T) squelch tones, encryption key, data/traffic rate, and operating mode.

Group Select
The channel knob on the AN/PRC-148 can access 16 of the 100 programmable channels. These are organized into groups of 16 channels. The channels available through the channel knob depend on the currently selected group.

Press the GR key to open the group select menu.

This menu displays the label of the currently selected group. To select a new group, press the ▼ or ▲ keys.

With the desired group highlighted, press ENT to select the new group and return to the default screen.




AN/PRC-152

FULL DOCUMENTATION:
http://acre2.idi-systems.com/wiki/radios/an-prc-152

The AN/PRC-152 Multiband Handheld Radio (Harris Falcon III) is a portable, compact, tactical software-defined combat-net radio manufactured by Harris Corporation.

BASIC OPERATION

Interface
The interface in ACRE 2 can be reached via three different ways:

  • Select the “Open Radio” option in your ACE 3 Self Interaction Menu (ACE 3 Missions Only)
  • Double click the AN/PRC-152 in your inventory
  • Press the “Open Radio” key as it is defined in the ACRE 2 keyboard controls (Default : Ctrl+Alt+CapsLock)

Function Switch
Left and right clicking the function switch will cycle between the 1st 6 preset channels on the radio. Additionally this can be used to turn off the radio by placing the switch in the left most position, turning it back to any of the channel positions will turn the radio back on.

Volume Control
The radio volume can be adjusted using the volume control button on the left hand side of the radio, above the large press to talk key.

Left clicking on this will increase the volume, while right clicking will decrease the radio volume. The volume setting will be displayed on the LCD screen when you use this button.

Changing Channels
Click PRE +/- to change between channels. Alternatively, you can use the top knob to switch between channels 1-6.

ADVANCED OPERATION

Probably will never have to use

Programming Instructions
The Farris radio operating system follows a standard across all farris radios for operational programming, usage, and menu navigation.

Navigation
Menus and items are navigated with either the UP-DOWN or LEFT-RIGHT arrows; depending on the menu type. CLR will take you back at any time, and ENT is generally used for saving values. If you use CLR to back out of a menu, those settings are not saved. As you navigate through a series of menus, those values are not saved to the radio until the cycle is complete.

Entering values
Numerical values are entered with the number pad, clicking left and right to navigate the digit. Alphanumeric values are entered the same way, by repeatedly pressing the given button and cycling through letter options. Upon pressing a different button, that value is entered and the menu is moved to the next digit.

Operational Programming
All operational programming modes are accessible through pressing 7-OPT button. Once entering this menu, you’ll receive the operational programming menu. Operational changes to a radio are erased when the current channel is changed, unless auto-saving is on.

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Preset Programming
All operational programming modes are accessible through pressing 8-PGM->System Presets menu. Once entering this menu, you’ll receive the operational programming menu. Operational changes to a radio are erased when the current channel is changed, unless auto-saving is on.

Programming a NET Preset
Press PGM, select System Preset Settings, select System Presets, use UP/DOWN to navigate the preset to modify. Begin changing settings.

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