NOTE: Defective plug-in boards will not be shipped to MIRCOM.
(4) Remember the name of the program contains the word "Exchange."
Basically the program operates this way. A number of boards are purchased,
a specified number are distributed to the various CRC. A certain number are
retained at a central location.
Now you exchange a bad board for a good
board at your local tech supply. Tech supply then returns the bad board to
the central location along with a requisition for a new board, The central
location then issues a good board to your tech supply and the central
location repairs the bad board and holds it in stock for the next customer.
If this program is to operate then "you" must do your share by "exchanging."
(1) No matter where you go in the calibration field, you will
encounter a need for repair parts. When you can support the system through
your own knowledge, it will work that much better. What you will learn in
this paragraph will make you aware of some basic supply procedures and will
give you an idea of how to identify and order repair parts. You may find,
requisitioning the part is often more difficult than finding the defective
component. Unless you learn the proper procedure for requisitioning repair
parts, your problems are only beginning.
problem is further compounded because of the almost exclusive use of
commercial equipment as standards which do not have Army Technical Manuals
(TM). TMs contain a listing of repair parts by National Stock Number (NSN)
or ordnance (Ord) part number.
(2) In the event there is no TM on the item, the repairman must use
information obtained from the manufacturer's manual to order the part. This
information is of great importance to supply personnel as they have access
to cross-reference publications.
b. Identifying the repair parts
(1) The first step in ordering a repair part is to insure that the
repair part has been properly identified.
Any problem encountered in
identifying the part can be greatly reduced by referring to the manual that
accompanies the item.
As an aid to the repairman, most manuals have
illustrations and schematics that pinpoint the part and correctly identify
it. Repairing equipment without a manual is difficult, but ordering a part
without some sort of reference is impossible.
identification of any part is the most important step in ordering it.
(a) Consult DA Pamphlet 310-4 to find the manual for the item you
are repairing. These TM include data for authorized repair