Section II. TROUBLESHOOTING
If erected properly and handled with reasonable care, the antenna will require no operator/crew maintenance other
1. Visual check that TOWER LIGHT ASSEMBLY is operating,
2. Visual check of ANTENNA COUPLER SPARK GAP after lightning storms,
3. Visual check that GUYS and CATENARIES are adequately tensioned,
4. Visual check for cleanliness and damage,
5. Repair of broken INSULATORS or WIRES detected by visual inspection, and
6. Troubleshooting for fault involving RF propagation.
Troubleshooting of the antenna shall be performed in accordance with table 3-1. This table lists the common
malfunctions which you may find during the operation or maintenance of the ANTENNA or its components. You should
perform the tests/inspections and corrective actions in the order listed.
This table cannot list all malfunctions that may occur, nor all tests or inspections and corrective actions. If a malfunction
is not listed or is not corrected by listed corrective actions, notify your supervisor.
Do not perform troubleshooting or 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 ground anchors. Do not climb tower as it is 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 personnel.