Perform the following procedure on a routine basis.
Before assembly check all mounting hardware for looseness,
corrosion~ or any physical damage.
Be sure all unpainted surfaces of the mast sections are free of
dirt. Heavy mud can be cleaned off with water.
If antenna is up for an extended period of time the following
maintenance should be performed on a weekly basis: `
Check element tension.
Check tightness of attachment screws (items 28 and 29, Figure 5-1)
holding the element wires at the mast top.
Check tightness of ground wire attachment screw (item 7, Figure 5-2)
of the base assembly.
Check tightness of ground wire to AN/PRC-47 ground terminal.
If Adapter MX-9313/GR is used, check tightness of ground wire
attachment screw (item 2, Figure 5-3) and ground connection to
If top mast sections become damaged, the top assembly and the hook assembly
can be removed and installed on any other mast section.
The antenna can be operated with fewer than eight mast sections if sections
become lost or damaged.