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  • 1) Installs, tests, and repairs antennas and related equipment that receive communication satellite signals, following specifications and using handtools and test instruments: Reviews installation specifications, building permit, manufacturer's instructions, and government ordinances to determine installation site for antenna.

  • 2) Measures distance from landmarks to identify exact site location.

  • 3) Visually inspects installation site to identify obstructions, such as trees or buildings, that could distort or block microwave signals from satellite.

  • 4) Discusses site location and construction requirements with customer.

  • 5) Digs hole for footing to support antenna base, using gasoline-powered auger, posthole digger, or shovel.

  • 6) Assembles and installs prefabricated form in hole to cast concrete base, using handtools, plumb rule, and level, following specifications.

  • 7) Mixes, pours, and finishes concrete, using concrete mixer, trowel, and float.

  • 8) Inserts pedestal mounting bolts in wet concrete.

  • 9) Digs trench and lays underground cable to connect antenna base to source of power in customer's building.

  • 10) Attaches antenna base to footing after concrete dries, using handtools.

  • 11) Assembles and attaches electronic and structural components of antenna, with co-worker, applying knowledge of electronics and electricity, following installation guidelines, and using handtools.

  • 12) Attaches antenna to base, using nuts, bolts, and handtools.

  • 13) Climbs ladder to install antenna when area is inaccessible from ground.

  • 14) Orients antenna to direction and altitude of communication satellite, using surveying instruments and following charts of satellite position.

  • 15) Solders connections to electronic controls, using soldering gun and wire cutters.

  • 16) Connects antenna and television set to signal converter control box, using handtools.

  • 17) Tests installed system for conformance to specifications, using test equipment, such as multimeters and oscilloscope.

  • 18) Observes picture on television screen to evaluate reception.

  • 19) Instructs customer in use of equipment.

  • 20) Replaces or repairs defective parts, using handtools and test equipment.

  • 21) May construct pole or roof mounts for antenna base, using carpenter's tools.

  • 22) May reinforce roof of building to provide secure installation site, using carpenter's tools.

  • 23) May install antennas and related equipment to receive satellite signals for such purposes as telephone, telex, facsimile, data, or radio communication.




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Job Number: 197