This section contains the procedures necessary to assemble the Antenna System into an operating configuration and to
install the system at an operating site. Prior to installing the system at an operating site, the siting requirements should
be reviewed, an appropriate site chosen, and the details of system layout planned.
2. INSTALLATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
The tools and equipment required for installation of the Antenna System are listed in Table 1-3.
3. INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS AND GENERAL PROCEDURES
of the QRC-280(A) Antenna System requires handling, positioning, and aligning and
interconnecting the major components of the Antenna System listed in Table 1-1.
Do not remove the radome at any time unless absolutely necessary for maintenance or repair.
B. LOCATION OF THE ANTENNA SYSTEM - Location of the Antenna System is determined by the terrain at the
individual site, the chosen arrangement of the Antenna System, and a restricting cable length of 125 feet. The method of
installation of the Antenna System is as follows:
(1) On Top of an 80-Foot Tower
(2) On a Portable Stand and Hoist Unit
C. SITE PREPARATION AND EQUIPMENT UNLOADING - The first prerequisite for unloading the Antenna
System is a flat, relatively level area for parking the loaded cargo trailers, with a level area, or area that can be leveled,
around them. A 20-foot square area, or 12 small pad areas, should be leveled to accommodate the baseplates and
outrigger support tie rod baseplates of the portable stand and hoist assemblies. Figure 2-1 illustrates the layout and the
Revised January 22, 1968