(2) Secure antenna.
Tie the cord that is attached to the antenna
wire (Fig 12) to some convenient support near the radio set.
(3) Install antenna Wire. Unreel the antenna wire in the direction
of the distant station. Unreel the entire 150 feet. Stretch the antenna
wire approximately 4 feet above the ground.
The reel can be placed in the canvas bag, which can then be attached
to the belt.
In this way, the antenna can be unreeled without
handling the reel.
(4) Complete installation.
With the radio set at the desired
communication is established. Secure
the antenna wire to a support by using
the nylon cord at the reel end of the
d. Operation. When the antenna is pointed toward a receiving station
equipped with a long-wire antenna, the area of communications covers about
270 mils azimuth (Fig 13) on either side of the line of the antenna and
increases the range to approximately 28 kilometers. When communicating with
a receiving station equipped with a whip antenna, the operating range is
about 19 kilometers. Long-wire directional antennae reduce the effects of
There are no spare parts for the antenna AT-984A/G.
Operator maintenance consists primarily of cleaning.
No lubrication is
required. Trichloroethane may be used to remove excess dirt and grease from
the antenna wire.
TRICHLOROETHANE FUMES ARE TOXIC. PROVIDE VENTILATION AND DO NOT USE NEAR AN
OPEN FLAME. THOUGH NOT FLAMMABLE, EXPOSURE TO OPEN FLAME CONVERTS THE FUMES
TO A HIGHLY TOXIC GAS.