Section IV. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
5-6. PMCS PROCEDURES. To be sure that the
a. Desert Climates. Check frequently for problems
Antenna Tower TS-1A is fully operational at all times, it
created by large amounts of sand, dust, and dirt. One of
must be inspected periodically and systematically.
these problems is damage to moving parts from grit
Defects can then be discovered and corrected before
produced when sand, dust, and dirt mix with lubricants.
they result in serious damage to the tower or antenna.
Necessary preventive maintenance checks and services
b. Tropical Climates.
Check frequently for
are listed in table 5-4. Take the tower out of service
immediately if a deficiency is noted that would endanger
on equipment and accelerated corrosion.
the structure or would damage the equipment. Record
all deficiencies and corrective actions on forms and
records specified in TM 38-750.
5-7. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS. Some environments
require more preventive maintenance checks and