Antenna installation time can be reduced if the crew of six undertakes tasks during the site layout phase as
(1) crew chief aided by two crew members for anchor locations using the layout wires.
(2) two crew members for anchor placement.
(3) one crew member for moving antenna components from transit cases to their location of use on the antenna site.
Select and prepare site as follows
Step off an installation site measuring a minimum of 300 ft (91 m) long (parallel to direction of radiation by 350 ft
(107 m) wide.
(If changes in the direction of radiation (beam) can be expected, increase size of site to allow for
a minimum 210 ft (64 m) radius for rotation of the antenna curtain around the mast base).
Clear site of small trees and brush to that extent possible with available equipment.
Place unopened transit cases outside of the antenna installation zone, half way between expected location of mast
base and ANCHOR 6.
Select and mark location for installation of back anchor (ANCHOR 6).
From anchor location 6, mark a second anchor location point four feet (1.2 m) towards the front of antenna
installation zone and one foot (.3 m) on the right side. Designate this anchor location point 6A.
The three transit cases contain items necessary for erection and operation of the antenna.
Inspect all items for damage as they are removed from their respective transit cases. The RL-31
(*) reeling machine and RL-27(*) removable axle must be procured from normal supply channels.