Section II. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
2-3. ROUTINE CHECKS
a. Before you operate, always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS. Perform your before (B) PMCS.
b. While you operate, always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS. Perform your during (D) PMCS.
c. After you operate, be sure to perform your after (A) PMCS.
Do not work on or in close proximity to the antenna when transmitter power is on. Contact with
high RF voltages can be fatal, and electromagnetic radiation can cause severe or fatal internal
burns. Particularly dangerous areas are in the vicinity of the antenna coupler and rear radiator
Lower the tower for any detailed inspections or maintenance. Do not climb tower or gin pole, as
they are not designed to be climbed. Climbing the tower may cause it to fall resulting in
destruction of the tower and serious injury or death to operator/crew.
d. If it is suspected that the antenna is not operating correctly, visually inspect the antenna for signs of damage.
Report any damage or deficiencies using the proper forms, see TM 38-750.
2-4. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
If the equipment must be kept in continuous operation, check and service only those items that
can be checked and serviced without disturbing operation. Make the complete checks and
services when the equipment can be shut down.