Section II. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
2-5. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
The maintenance duties of the operator are to perform a prescribed sequence
of preventive maintenance checks and services. The preventive maintenance
procedures are the systematic care, servicing, and inspection of equipment to
prevent the occurrence of trouble and to reduce downtime by detecting and
correcting the problems. These checks and services are to maintain Army
electronic equipment in a combat serviceable and mission ready condition.
a. Tools, Materials, and Equipment Required for Maintenance
No tools or equipment are required for operator maintenance. The follow-
ing cleaning materials will be useful to the operator.
Lint-free cloths (item 1, app. D)
q Soft bristle brush (item 2, app. D)
Dishwashing detergent (item 3, app. D)
q Cleaning compound (item 2, app. D)
If your modem must be in USE ALL THE TIME,
check and service those items that can be checked
and serviced without stopping its operation. Make
COMPLETE checks and services ONLY when the
modem is finally SHUT DOWN.
b. Routine Services
Routine services are a collection of checks and observations performed by
the operator at all times. Routine services are not listed in the preventive
maintenance checks and services table, in order to separate the nonopera-
tional from the operational services.
You should perform the following routines as necessary.
Cover unused receptacles
Check for completeness of
q Check controls for smooth