Net Groups (also referred
transfer to a lower echelon
to as extracts) may be selected for
and may not include the entire set of
Net Groups. The DTD and ECCM transfer process loses the identity of
Net Groups due to the loss of sequence. For example, out of 150 Net
Groups at Division, Net Groups l,3,5 and7 are selected for transfer
to 1st Brigade.
The transfer process changes the sequence number of
the Net Groups at 1st Brigade to be Net Groups 1,2,3 and 4. Thus
there is no common reference for the Net Groups between echelons.
Therefore Net Group Names should have a Net Group Number as part of
the name (by the originating echelon) (e.g., NGOO1-3-2 AR BN) in
order to establish and maintain a common reference for Net Groups
During call sign assignment, BECS attempts last-letter uniqueness unless the
net is in a call sign share group or was previously assigned a call sign in a
previous net group.
Last-letter unique call signs only apply to the first 26
entries on the extract page, not the first 26 nets requiring last-letter
unique call signs.
When entering net groups into BECS, an ALL NETS ASSIGNED option is
This option creates a printed list of nets that have not been
assigned to any net group.
G-n PRACTICAL EXAMPLE
SOI Net Groups must be developed for all units listed on the master net list.
Use the master net list developed with SOI Net Groups for the 2D Brigade.
Section VII SUFFIX AND EXPANDER LISTS
A suffix is a two-digit number used in conjunction with a call sign to
indicate a specific position, mission or function of a net.
An expander is a single letter used with a call sign/suffix to identifys sub-
element of the position, mission or function identified by the suffix.
The suffix and expander lists are not fixed lists common to all organizations,
but vary according to the specific requirements of an organization, However,
the same suffix and expander are used at all echelons of the using
organization; e.g., a Division, by individuals/stations having like positions,
functions or titles.
BECS randomly assigns suffixes and expanders simultaneously for each time
G-12 SUFFIX LIST
A suffix list can contain up to 99 (01-99) suffix descriptors. To create the
Identify all suffix requirements.
Develop 16 character alpha/numeric descriptions for each