If you do not perform the following steps, you may risk radio failure during a mission.
Make sure your radio is assembled correctly (pages 2-16 thru 2-32).
Make sure youve done the following PMCS (pages 5-1 thru 5-7), and the
routine checks (page 5-16).
PMCS: Battery physical condition (page 5-3), battery electrical condition (page
5-3), HUB electrical condition (page 5-3), receiver-transmitter self-test (page
5-4), transmitter (page 5-5), mounting adapter and mounting base (page
5-5), remote operation (page 5-6), control-monitor self-test (page 5-6), con-
trol-monitor RT function control (page 5-7).
Routine checks: Antennas,
and switches, mounting and assembly hardware (page 5-16).
Check battery life condition (page 2-30).
If FCTN is at
move it to
then move it to SQ ON.
Check required load (do you have the correct FH data, COMSEC keys and MAN
Stand by for net opening (NCS will contact you). Make sure you can establish
communication on each net you will be operating in. If you cannot communi-
cate, perform the communication troubleshooting procedure on page 5-12
or refer to operator troubleshooting, page 2-51.