If you do tot perform the following steps, you may risk radio failure during a mission.
Make sure your radio Is assembled correctly.
Make sure you've done the following PMCS and the routine checks.
PMCS: Battery physical condition (page 5-3), battery 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), control monitor RT function control (page 5-7).
Routine checks: Antennas, cables and cable connectors, controls and switches, mounting and assembly hardware.
Check battery life condition.
If FCTN is at STWI , move it to IOFFI ; then move it to SQ ON.
Check required load (do you have the correct FH data, COMSEC keys, and MAN frequency?).
Make sure you can establish communication on each net you will be operating In. If you cannot communicate,
perform the communication troubleshooting procedure or refer to operator troubleshooting.