Operator preventive maintenance is the systematic care, servicing and inspection of equipment
to prevent the occurrence of trouble, to reduce downtime, and to keep it in good operating condi-
The procedures given in table 2-4, explain routine, systematic care and cleaning
essential to proper upkeep and operation of the terminal.
The preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) described in table 2-4 outline
the functions to be performed at specific times. These checks and services are to maintain
Army telecommunications equipment in good, general (physical) condition and in good
operating condition. To assist operators in maintaining combat serviceability, the table in-
dicates what to check, how often, how to check, and what conditions will cause equipment
not to be "ready" (for readiness reporting purposes).
Records and reports of these checks and services must be made in accordance
with the requirements set forth in TM 38-750.