a minor assembly or part that does not affect proper
2-6. CHECKING UNPACKED EQUIPMENT.
functioning is missing.
a. Inspect the equipment for any damage incurred
during shipment. If the equipment has been damaged,
c. Check to see whether the equipment has been
report the damage on DD Form 6, Report of Packaging
modified. (Equipment which has been modified will
and Handling Deficiencies.
have the Modification Work Order (MWO) number on
the equipment.) Check also to see whether all currently
b. Check the equipment against the component
applicable MWO's have been applied. (Current MWO's
listing in this manual and the packing slip to see if the
applicable to the equipment are listed in DA PAM 310-6
shipment is complete. Report all discrepancies in
or DA PAM 310-7 as applicable.)
accordance with instructions set forth in TM 38-750.
The equipment should be placed in service even though
d. For dimensions, weights, and volumes of
packaged items, see SB 700-20.
Section III. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
2-8. TOOLS, TEST EQUIPMENT, AND MATERIALS
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND EQUIPMENT
REQUIRED FOR INSTALLATION.
The tools and
QUALITY CONTROL REQUIREMENTS. The following
materials required and authorized for installation of the
safety precautions and equipment quality control
Antenna Tower TS-9A are listed in the Maintenance
requirements shall be observed during installation for
safe, accurate, and satisfactorily expedient erection of
test equipment is required. Table 2-2 provides a list of
tools and materials, purposes, and applicable
a. Personnel shall be familiar with the usual safety
precautions and with the safety equipment employed in
2-9. PRELIMINARY PROCEDURES.
structural steel erection.
a. Preliminary procedures for assembly and
b. All erection tools and equipment shall be
installation of the Antenna Tower TS-9A are intended for
maintained in a safe condition, especially lifting and
use by both field engineer and erection personnel, and
are based upon the assumptions that:
c. Special care shall be employed when handling
(1) The erection site has been properly
structural steel during wet or icy weather conditions.
surveyed for layout of the tower prior to erection.
d. The erection gear and antenna elevator shall
(2) Personnel are experienced with structural
not be used as personnel hoist carriers.
steel erection (i.e., familiar with rigging and the use of
e. Only the prescribed erection gear and antenna
heavy handling equipment).
elevator shall be used. (Civil engineer need not be
b. Preliminary procedures shall take into
consulted.) AH other erection and installation
consideration the following:
procedures must be approved by a civil engineer.
(1) To insure uniformity, all screw threads on
f. Materials will be stacked and arranged to
fastener hardware should face the same direction
provide clear working spaces and to enable rapid
wherever possible (i.e., all outward, all inward, all up, or
identification of related components.
all down), unless otherwise specified.
g. Proper care will be taken in stockpiling material
(2) Hardware should be properly tightened
to protect it from damage.
with calibrated torque wrenches. However, when using
h. AH tapes, transits, rods, and auxiliary
socket wrenches, tighten the bolts by fully compressing
measuring equipment will be properly calibrated prior to
the lockwasher and then turning the nut an additional
installation and maintained during erection.
i. During erection all partial assemblies will be
guyed or otherwise secured for protection against high
j. Drift pins will be used for aligning purposes only.
k. Damage to protective coatings will be corrected
by brush painting one coat of rust inhibitor compound on