Rf radiation and electrical shock hazards to personnel exist when the
antenna is connected to a radio transmitter. Prior to entering the area
bounded by the safety area rope, make certain the transmitter is not trans-
mitting and will not be "turned on".
Section 1. OPERATOR DAILY PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
the term "operator" refers to the operator of the transmitter or receiver connected
to the antenna. Operator daily PMCS is performed only on an erected antenna.
Always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS immediately following the front cover
of the manual while performing your PMCS.
lists the PMCS which must
2-2. Operator PMCS Procedures.
a. Purpose. PMCS is done to ensure that the equipment is ready for use at all
times. These checks and services help you find and fix defects before the equipment
is damaged or fails.
b. Item No. Column. Item numbers in the first column indicate the order in which
things are to be done. Use the Item No. column to get the numbers for the TM Item
No. column on DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet.
Record all defects found during the performance of PMCS and the
steps taken to fix them on DA Form 2404.
c. Item to be Inspected/Procedure Column.
The item to be inspected is described and
(1) Item to be Inspected.
The procedure by which the check is performed and the results
d. Equipment Not Ready/Available if Column. The criteria that will cause the
equipment to be classified as not ready/available for readiness reporting purposes.