Section I. GENERAL
1-4. ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE. Administrative
1-1. SCOPE. This manual provides organizational and
storage will be in accordance with instructions provided
direct support instructions for the installation and
in TM 740-90-1, Administrative Storage of Equipment.
repair parts and special tools list is also included.
MAINTENANCE FORMS AND RECORDS.
this group is required.
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT
equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by TM
RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR's). If the TS-9A needs
38-750, The Army Maintenance Management System
improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the
user, are the only one who can tell us what you don't like
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO
about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like
PREVENT ENEMY USE. The TS-9A will be destroyed
the design. Tell us why a procedure is hard to perform.
Put it on an SF 368 (Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it
to prevent enemy use in accordance with instructions
to us at US Army Electronics Materiel Readiness
provided in TM 750-244-2, Procedures for Destruction of
Activity, ATTN: SELEM-ME-I, Vint Hill Farms Station,
Electronics Materiel to Prevent Enemy Use (Electronics
Warrenton, Virginia 22186. We'll send you a reply.
Section II. DESCRIPTION AND DATA
1-7. PURPOSE AND USE. The Antenna Tower TS-9A
(1) Cable Hoist. The cable hoist is a ratchet-
is used to support either the AN/GSA-131(V)1 or the AS-
type cable winch used to tighten the cable braces to the
2304/G antenna group. The tower is an all-weather
proper initial tension. Capacity of the cable hoist is
heavy-duty structure designed to withstand the effects of
2,000 pounds, single line.
adverse climatic and environmental conditions.
(2) Dynamometer. The dynamometer is an
in-line dynamometer used to measure cable tension up
a. Tower Assembly Kit. The tower assembly kit
to 5,000 pounds. It is used in conjunction with the cable
consists of all materials needed to assemble a complete
hoist to tension the cable braces.
25-foot galvanized steel, self-supporting (free standing)
(3) Hoist Rope. The hoist rope is an 85-foot-
long dacron rope with a safety-locking hook at one end.
antenna is mounted on top of the tower. The tower kit
It is used to hoist individual members of the tower during
contains square cross sections comprised of structural
assembly. The hoist rope is used in conjunction with the
steel angle legs, square tubular steel horizontal braces,
block, erection fixture, and tag line.
and pretensional diagonal cable braces. Each structural
(4) Block. The block, which has a capacity of
member is galvanized to resist corrosion. Tension
1,000 pounds, is used with the hoist rope, erection
braces, when installed, practically eliminate any
fixture, and tag line.
undesirable tower deflection due to high wind shear or
(5) Erection Fixture. The erection fixture is a
12-foot4ong welded fixture that clamps to the horizontal
b. Tower Erection Kit. Except for common hand
tower braces. It allows easy lifting and positioning of all
upper structural members of the tower. Its capacity is
special equipment needed to assemble and erect the
200 pounds when lifting within 10 degrees of vertical
Special equipment includes a cable hoist,
with the fixture positioned vertically.
dynamometer, hoist rope, block, erection fixture, and
clamps allow easy attachment and positioning. A
safety-locking feature prevents detachment during use.