c. Explanation of INTERVAL column of PMCS chart
BEFORE OPERATION Do your Before (B) PMCS to be sure the radio
set is ready to use.
Do your During (D) PMCS while you operate
your modem, to help spot small problems
before they become big problems.
Do your Monthly (M) PMCS to insure that the
modem is functioning properly.
ALL PMCS must be done as regularly scheduled and
also under the following conditions:
Before the modem is used on a mission.
When the modem is first installed.
When the modem is re-installed after being
removed for any reason.
You are operating the modem for the first time.
d. Explanation of EQUIPMENT IS NOT READY IF: column of PMCS
This column tells the condition under which the equipment car
not perform the assigned mission requirements.
e. Explanation of ITEM TO BE INSPECTED PROCEDURE column of
This column specifies the item to be inspected and
the procedures to perform the required checks and
services. Carefully follow these instructions. If tools
are needed, or the chart instructions tell you tools are
needed, get organizational maintenance to do the
If any portion of your modem fails to operate, refer
to chapter 3 under troubleshooting for possible
problems. Report any malfunctions or failures on
the proper DA Form 2404 (page 2-10) or, refer to
DA Pam 738-750.