Originally Posted by Mark12547
A sat phone could have been used while they were away from the ship, or while on deck and getting a breath of fresh air.
Yep, I kinda said that.
But, they showed its use inside the hull.
[/quote= ]As far as locating the ship, even though the dialog suggested that it was by use of the sat phone, we found out later that there was a Russian mole. That mole seems to have a way of communicating. Which, again, how is he communicating from within the helo storage area? Either he tapped the communications system of the ship, or somehow ran a wire to an exterior antenna. In any case, the mole could have alerted the Russians of the the ship and its location.[/QUOTE]
You are right, it was probably the mole. But, the captain should have known that it could have been the sat phone. Plot line so that they won't go looking for the real culprit. The mole would not have had access to any of the antennas. Those areas are access controlled.
Also, why didn't anyone in the communication area detect either transmitter? A wide band spectrum analyzer would have detected a strong local transmitter. I have no clue if a modern destroyer has that ability.
Speaking of access, I was in the Navy, working as part of NavSecGru as a Communication Technician (electric repair), with a top secret clearance. While stationed on the east coast of Scotland, during the last year (1973) of my tour the Navy changed the access to various rooms that had equipment that I would work on. After a year and a half, I needed to be escorted in the rooms that I knew all about. Strange rule. But, that is th service for ya.
My job was land locked. I was in for 6 years and a day and never knew what a Navy ship was like.