Policy and regulations for fixed signal services in canada - september 1944

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Policy and Regulations for fixed Signal Services in Canada, this version published in September 1944, describes the communicaiton links in Canada.

Issued by the

Director of Signals (Army)

Under the direction of

The Chief of The General Staff

Sept. 1944

Table of Contents

Part One - General

I. General Considerations

II. Purpose and Classification of Fixed Signal Services

III. Control and Duties of Signal Officers

IV. F.S.S. Responsibilities of R.C. Signals

Part Two - Purposes for which Communications are Required

I. N.D.H.Q Telephone and Teletype Networks

II. Command Telephone and Teletype Networks

III. Coast Defence Communications

IV. Anti-Aircraft Defence Communications

V. Administrative Communications

Part Three - Co-Ordination of Signal Requirements

I. Joint Services Sub-Committee (Signals)

II. Department of Munitions and Supply Responsibility

Part Four - Provision of Fixed Signal Services

I. Means of Communications

II. Methods of Provision

III. Army Owned Installations

IV. Rented or Leased Installations

V. General Principles of Provision

VI. Relations with other authorities in connection with the provision of Fixed Signal Services

Part Five - Fixed Signal Service Reports

I. Annual Reports

II. Monthly Reports

III. Special Progress Reports (Preliminary, Progress, Final)

Part Six - Types of Stores and Methods of Provision

I. Types of Stores (and purpose for which used)

II. Methods of Provision

Part Seven - Maintenance and Records

I. Maintenance

II. Records

Part Eight - Financial Regulations, Accounting Practices and Records

I. Estimates for Fixed Signal Services

II. Allotment and Control of Funds

III. Financial Encumbrances

IV. Placing of Orders or Contracts for F.S.S Construction and Maintenance (Army Provision)

V. Accounts, invoices and records for F.S.S. Construction and Maintenance (Army Provision)

VI. Placing of Orders or Contracts for Rented or Leased Facilities

VII. Accounts, invoices and records for Rented or Leased Facilities

APPENDIX "A"

1. Communications Route Plan - Pacific Command. Fixed signal services in Canada Sep 1944 app A1.jpg

2. Services Landline Communications Diagram - Pacific Command.Fixed signal services in Canada Sep 1944 app A2.jpg

3. Communication Route Plan - Atlantic Command. Fixed signal services in Canada Sep 1944 app A3.jpg

4. Services Landline Communications Diagram - Atlantic Command. Fixed signal services in Canada Sep 1944 app A4.jpg

5. W/T Links - Pacific Command. Fixed signal services in Canada Sep 1944 app A5.jpg

6. W/T Links - Atlantic Command. Fixed signal services in Canada Sep 1944 app A6.jpg

7. Commercial Cables (Submarine). Fixed signal services in Canada Sep 1944 app A7.jpg

8. Army Teletype and Wireless Communications. Fixed signal services in Canada Sep 1944 app A8ii.jpgFixed signal services in Canada Sep 1944 app A8i.jpg

APPENDIX "B"

1. General Route Plan.

2. Cable and Wiring Diagrams, Defended Area.

3. Typical Layout for Fire Command Post.

4. Typical Layout for Fortress Plotting Room and C.P.

5. Conduit and Wiring Plan - B.O.P.

6. Typical Layout - Telephone and Alarm Circuits for Close Defence Battery.

7. Typical Layout - Telephone and Alarm Circuits for Counterbombardment Battery.

8. Typical layout - Telephone and Alarm Circuits for C.B. Battery with Close Defence Role.

9. Communications Diagram - Fortress Range Finding System using Radar.

10. Cable Layout Plan - Close Defence Battery.

11. Conduit Diagram A/MTB Battery.

12. Typical Conduit Layouts - Radar B.C.P.

13. Steel Rack for Apparatus Loudspeaking.

14. Steel Cabinet for Apparatus L.S., Telephone, Alarm Bell, etc., at Gun Position without Gun Shield.

15. Abbreviations - Fixed Signal Services.

16. Symbols and Abbreviations (Construction).

APPENDIX "C"

1. Telephone Circuits to A.A.O.R.

2. Circuit Diagram for A.A.O.R.

3. A.A. Circuit Diagram.

4. Equipment and Wiring Layout for H.A.A. - Command Post and Plotting Room with Satellite P.R.

5. Communication Diagram H.A.A. Site, Plotting Room and Command Post.

APPENDIX "D"

1. Rented of Leased F.S.S. Policy of Provision.

2. Traffic Study.

3. Busy Report.

4. Standard Operating Tricks.

5. Telephone Application Forms.

6. Report of Telephone Equipment.

7. List of Telephone Users.

8. P.B.X. Record.

9. Local Record.

10. Leased Circuit - Tie Trunk or Private Line Record.

11. Individual or Two Party Line Record.

12. Record of Long Distance Call, Forms 411 and 412.

13. Individual P.B.X. Summary.

APPENDIX "E"

1. Typical First and Revised Estimate Sheets.

2. Typical Revote Sheet.

3. Chart showing Routing of First Estimates.

4. Chart showing Routing of Revised Estimates.

APPENDIX "F"

1. Transmission Characteristics of Command and Administrative Telephone Plant.

APPENDIX "G"

1. Fixed Signal Services Test Pit Details.

APPENDIX "H"

1. Pole Line and Associated Hardware.

2. Cable Splicing Material.

3. Cable.

4. Terminals, Binding Post Chambers, Fuse Chambers, etc.

5. Protectors Racking and Associated Material.

6. Drop and Inside Wiring Materials.

7. Material Inventory List.

8. Mechanical and Electrical Characteristics of Open Wire and Cable.

APPENDIX "I"

1. Scale of Apparatus for C.D.

2. Scale of Apparatus for A.A.

3. Fixed Signals Services Equipment.