As some of you may be aware there is a major situation developing in Venezuela. President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday faced the gravest challenge to his authority since assuming power in 2013, as the leader of the U.S.-backed opposition claimed the legitimate mantle of leadership and President Donald Trump and other world leaders promptly recognized him as Venezuela's interim and rightful head of state. A defiant Maduro responded by announcing a break in "diplomatic and political relations" with the United States, ordering American diplomats to leave the country within 72 hours.
At this point, it is being reported that Maduro still has the support of the military. Our friend Ron Perron in MD has passed on the following military frequencies for the Venezuelan Army.
Venezuelan Army Profile
Frequencies: 7516.0 7849.0 8060.0 8181.0 10600.0 11601.0 12161.0 14569.0
General Staff/Command and Control
Frequencies (USB/ALE): 7849.0 8060.0 9795.0 10600.0 11155.0 12191.0 13449.0
1st Infantry Division
Frequencies (USB/ALE): 8184.0 8260.0 11625.0 12191.0 13500.0
2nd Infantry Division
Frequencies (USB/ALE): 5760.0 6870.0 7597.0 8060.0 8187.0 9052.0 9232.0 10156.0 11610.0 13449.0
3rd Infantry Division
Frequencies (USB/ALE): 7597.0 8050.0 9232.0 9259.0 10150.0 12191.0 13464.0 13506.0
4th Infantry Division:
Frequencies (USB/ALE): 9795.0 12185.0 13455.0
5th Infantry Division
Frequencies (USB/ALE): 5406.0 6786.0 7399.0 9233.0 9906.0 10115.0 12191.0 14569.0
ALE Address Identifiers/Station List:
C5F Asuntos Civiles (Civil Affairs) C5
CCM Mobile Command Center-Centro Commando Movil
CGE Army Headquarters (Cuartel General de Ejercito)
CGEJM Venezuelan Army HQs - Mobile - Cuartel General Ejercito Movil
CLC Local Communications Center (Centro Local de Comunicaciones) I was carrying the "L" as Logistico, but in retrospect "Local" seems to fit the context better.
CLC22M Mobile Command Post, Venezuelan Army 22nd Inf Bde
CLC23M Mobile Command Post, Venezuelan Army 23rd Special Operations Bde
CLC51 Venezuelan Army 51st Jungle Inf Bde
CUFAN Unified Command of the National Armed Forces--Comando Unificado de la Fuerza Armada Nacional
CUFAN1 Personnel Division, Unified Command of the National Armed Forces--Comando Unificado de la Fuerza Armada Nacional
CUFAN2 Intelligence Division, Unified Command of the National Armed Forces--Comando Unificado de la Fuerza Armada Nacional
CUFAN3 Operations Division, Unified Command of the National Armed Forces-Comando Unificado de la Fuerza Armada Nacional
CUFAN4 Logistics Division, Unified Command of the National Armed Forces--Comando Unificado de la Fuerza Armada Nacional
CUFAN5 Civil Affairs Division, Unified Command of the National Armed Forces--Comando Unificado de la Fuerza Armada Nacional
CUFAN6 Command & Control Division, Unified Command of the National Armed Forces--Comando Unificado de la Fuerza Armada Nacional
MIRA3 Military Command Element at Presidential Palace (Palacio de Miraflores)
PCRC Regional Command Post (Communications) (Puesto de Commanda Regional Communicaciones)
PCRM Regional Command Post - Mobile (Puesto de Commanda Regional Movil)
PNME Riverine Forces River Post
PORLAMAR Porlamar (Destacamento de Apoyo Aereo #7, Parlomar Airport)
RESERVA1 1st Infantry Battalion - Reserves
RESERVA2 2nd Infantry Battalion - Reserves
RESERVA5 5th Armored Battalion - Reserves
RESERVA7 7th Pursuit Battalion - Reserves
RESERVA9 9th Infantry Battalion - Reserves
RESERVA10 10th Infantry Battalion - Reserves
SCLC Subordinate Local Communications Center (Subordinado Centro Local de Comunicaciones) - I know the "S" doesn't fit syntactically, but I think it makes sense nonetheless.
SCLC222M Mobile Command Post, Venezuelan Army 222nd Inf Bn
SCLC512 Venezuelan Army 512th Jungle Inf Bn
I think the suffixes 1-3 for both MIRA (Army section above) and CUFAN (National Guard section below) are the same. They may equate to something like 1= command element; 2= intelligence element; 3= operations element. Or they could equate to branches of the Armed Services i.e.
1= Army, 2= Navy; 3= National Guard.
These equations are based upon my own research and analysis using Spanish-language resources and glossaries. I am relatively certain that the equations for CGE and CRC are correct. According to various sources the Venezualan Army has divided up the country into six Military Regions/Zones. This corresponds nicely to the CRC# identifiers he has seen so far. The other equations are, as he stated are his own derivations, and are ripe for discussion. I haven't seen enough of the three letter identifiers (SIB, SIT, SKI, etc) to have any equations for them.