Dealing with the Army in the area of communications can be exciting and challenging. A strong and efficient communications network is crucial to the success of the Army and the Army mission. A multi Channel Transmission system operator works on equipment and communications devices that function and communicate on more than one channel. They are the personnel that are responsible for maintenance, operations, installation, and repair of this type of communications gear.
You will work on communications equipment that the Army uses both in mobile operations and in stationary land bases. You will deal with troubleshooting and repair of different and various systems of communications for vehicles, aircraft and stationary Army base operations. In the job of Multi Channel Transmission specialist you will work on equipment that may be several years old, or new state of the Art communications gear. It will be your job to make all the different communications gear work together, and all of the different types and sorts of equipment work together smoothly, and function as needed.
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Joining the Army and working toward becoming a multi channel Transmission communications gear specialist involves first attending Basic Combat Training. After the initial 9 weeks of basic training you will attend additional training for 18 weeks of Individual advanced training. You will receive training with equipment in both simulated combat training, and in the classroom training. You will receive training with hands on equipment, using communications gear, transmitters and multi channel equipment. You will operate and install multi channel gear, both under supervision and in training. You will perform maintenance services and checks on radio and communications equipment, operated diagnostic switches, and diagnostic specific gear. If you have experience dealing with electronics, or radio equipment, or if you have an aptitude or interest in electronics theory this may be the job for you.
Advanced enlisted personnel working in Multi Channel Transmissions systems supervise operations and team members in operation, repair and installation of communications gear and multi channel equipment. If you are interested in transmission or radio communications gear, enjoy working with electronic principals and concepts, or if you have a desire to work with fiber optics and electronics, then this may be a career field for you to explore. Personnel who have an aptitude for electronic concepts and electronics principals, then you would do well in this field.