Section I. GENERAL
1-1 SCOPE. This manual provides operator/crew,
1-4 ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE. Administrative
organizational, direct support, and general support
storage shall be in accordance with instructions provided
instructions for the installation and maintenance of the
in TM 740-90-1, Administrative Storage of Equipment.
special tools list is also included.
MAINTENANCE FORMS AND RECORDS.
this group is required.
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for
equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by TM
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT
38-750, The Army Maintenance Management System
RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR's). If the TS-IA needs
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-1A shall 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: SELEMME-F, 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
tower adapter after positioning.
1-7 PURPOSE AND USE. The Antenna Tower TS-IA
assemblies allow mounting on the tower adapter.
is used to support either the AN/GSA-131(V)1 or the
AN/GSA-131(V)2 antenna group. The tower is equipped
c. Antenna Elevator and Carriage Kit.
with an electrically powered elevator that carries the
antenna elevator and carriage kit consists of vertical
antenna to or from the top of the tower during antenna
tracks and track supports, the antenna carriage
installation or removal.
assembly, the elevator assembly, and the elevator hoist.
(1) Vertical Tracks and Track Supports. Two
vertical tracks are mounted to one face of the tower
supporting heavy-duty structure made of galvanized
(referred to as face A) by means of the track supports.
steel. It is easily erected or disassembled at the site.
The structure is built to withstand the adverse effects of
antenna is secured to the antenna carriage assembly,
severe weather and/or extreme climatic conditions. The
which then rolls onto the horizontal tracks of the antenna
major components are described below.
elevator assembly for transport to the tower top. At the
a. Tower Section Kit. The tower section kits
tower top, the carriage rolls onto the horizontal tracks of
consist of leg assemblies (tower sections Nos. 1
the tower adapter. The rollers of the carriage are
through 4) made of round tubular members and square
designed to withstand torques produced by unbalanced
diagonal braces. All members are galvanized to assure
The braces minimize tower
support the antenna in severe weather or in extreme
deflections caused by high winds or by unbalanced
(3) Elevator Assembly.
b. Tower Adapter. The tower adapter supports the
assembly has rollers that engage the vertical elevator
antenna on top of the tower. Horizontal tracks properly
tracks. The elevator assembly can then be rolled up or
position the antenna carriage assembly when it is rolled
down tower face A. Horizontal tracks are provided for
onto the tower adapter. The carriage is secured to the