OPERATOR'S AND ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE
check, how to check, and what the normal conditions
Scope of Maintenance
are; the References column lists the paragraphs or
a. The maintenance duties assigned to the operator
manuals that contain detailed repair or replacement
of the test set are listed below, together with a refer-
procedures. If the defect cannot be remedied by the
ence to the paragraphs covering the specific mainte-
operator, higher category of maintenance or repair
nance functions. The duties assigned do not require
is required. Records and reports of these checks and
tools or test equipment other than those issued with
services must be made in accordance with TM 38-750.
(1) Operator's daily preventive maintenance
Maintenance Checks and
checks and services (para 4-4).
(2) Operator's weekly preventive maintenance
Preventive maintenance checks and services of the
checks and services (para 4-5).
TS-1836B/U are required daily, weekly, and
b. The maintenance duties assigned to the organi-
a. Paragraph 4-4 specifies the checks and services
zational maintenance repariman of the test set are
listed below, together with a reference to the para-
that must be accomplished daily and under the special
graphs covering the specific functions. The duties
conditions listed below:
assigned do not require tools or test equipment other
(1) Before the test set is taken on a mission.
than those issued with the equipment.
(2) When the test set is initially installed.
(1) Organizational monthly preventive main-
(3) When the test set is reinstalled after re-
moval for any reason.
(4) At least once a week, if the equipment is
maintained in standby condition.
b. Paragraphs 4-5
and 4-7 specify additional
checks and services that must be performed on a
Preventive maintenance is the systematic care, serv-
weekly and monthly basis, respectively. Perform
icing and inspection of the equipment to prevent the
the maintenance functions indicated in the organiza-
occurrence of trouble, to reduce downtime, and to
tional monthly preventive maintenance checks and
assure that the equipment is servicible.
services chart (para 4-6) once each month. A month
a. 8ystematic Care. The procedures given in para-
is defined as approximately 30 calendar days of 8-
graphs 4-4, 4-5, and 4-7 cover routine systematic care
hour-per-day operation. If the equipment is operated
and cleaning essential to proper upkeep and opera-
16 hours a day, the monthly preventive maintenance
tion of the equipment.
checks and services should be performed at 15-day
b. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services.
intervals. Adjustment of the maintenance interval
The operator's preventive maintenance checks and
must be made to compensate for any unusual operat-
services charts (paras 4-4 and 45 ) outline functions
ing conditions. Equipment maintained in a standby
to be performed at specific intervals. These checks
(ready for immediate operation) condition must
and services are designed to maintain Army equip-
have monthly preventive maintenance checks and
ment in a combat-serviceable condition; that is, in
services. Equipment in limited storage (requires serv-
good general (physical) condition and in good operat-
ice before operation d o e s not require monthly
ing condition. To assist operators in maintaining
combat serviceability, the charts indicate what to