Working with ground based terminals you will access data that comes from satellites, as well as participating in equipment using microwaves and troposphere scatter, radio relays and direct radio communications. You will work with other Air Force personnel to configure and maintain equipment in communication networks. You will often work with other members of the United States Military to safeguard the security of the United States, with satellite and electronic equipment. You will deal with a great number of different types of electronic gear and utilize satellite communications.
You will attend basic training for 9 weeks, and learn different procedures related to Air Force Training and enlisted procedures. After basic training you will attend advanced training school learning the latest in state of the art electronics, and satellite information gear. You will work with satellite equipment including wide band satellite dishes, receivers, parabolic dishes and learn how to establish and set up links and networks in tandem using geo stationary satellites in orbit around the Earth. You will keep working existing networks and systems and work with other personnel and Air Force staff to ensure that the networks keep in contact and are functioning correctly. You will work in the field of electronics using state of the art gear, and satellite telemetry equipment, as well as radio transceivers, multiplex equipment gear, and microwave equipment. You will work with telegraph and microwave gear, maintaining and operating complex radio and radiotelephone gear. The field of military satellite telemetry is fairly new and one that is very exciting. The Air force maintains personnel in the Satellite telemetry field to assist in a variety of satellite related missions. Following your advanced training you will be assigned to an Air Force command and begin dealing with equipment and procedures for satellite reconnaissance. The training you receive will enable you to obtain employment in a variety of civilian related electronics type positions.
You will deal with many different systems that the Air force has, and deal with material of both classified and unclassified nature. You will be trained in the most modern satellite and electronic gear known to man. Your mission will be to make sure that the network and network systems remain in operations during battle and other harsh conditions, using backup equipment at times and responding to breaks in the system and system failures.