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The basic communications radio for U.S. and many other infantry squads, or units of typically 9-13 soldiers. Such radios are primarily for voice, although older versions had Morse Code capability, while newer ones have some data transmission as well as encrypted communications and protection against electronic warfare. Basic units are usable as a backpack, although they also are available in vehicle and aircraft mounts.

Ground troops typically operate these radios using frequency modulation in the high HF to low VHF frequencies, typically 30-75 MHz.