Consolidated Index of Army Publications and
Refer to the latest issue of DA Pam 310-1 to determine
If your AN/TSC-86 needs improvement, let us know.
whether there are new editions, changes, or additional
Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who
publications pertaining to the equipment.
can tell us what you don't like about your equipment. Let
us know why you don't like the design. Put it on an SF
368 (Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it to Commander,
Maintenance Forms, Records, and Reports
Fort Monmouth, ATTN: DRSEL-MEMP, Fort Monmouth,,
a. Reports of Maintenance and Unsatisfactory
NJ 07703. We'll send you a reply.
Department of the Army forms and
procedures used for equipment maintenance will be
those prescribed by TM 38-750, The Army Maintenance
Management System (TAMMS).
Administrative storage of equipment issued to and used
b. Report of Packaging and Handling Deficiencies.
by Army activities shall be in accordance with TM 740-
Fill out and forward SF 364 (Report of Discrepancy
(ROD)) as prescribed in AR 735-11-2/DLAR
Destruction of Army Electronics Materiel
c. Discrepancy in Shipment Report (DISREP) (SF
Fill out and forward Discrepancy in Shipment
Destruction of Army electronics materiel to prevent
Report (DISREP) (SF 361) as prescribed in AR 55-
enemy use shall be in accordance with TM 750-244-2.
Section II. DESCRIPTION AND DATA
entry panels are provided on the roadside and curbside
Purpose and Use
of the shelter.
The terminal contains equipment for the reception,
transmission and processing of medium and high
The pallet contains a switch box for
capacity multiplexed voice, data and TTY.
changing over from the main to the standby generator.
addition of encryption equipment it will process secure as
c. Transport Mode.
In the transport mode, the
well as non-secure traffic. The terminal is intended for
shelter and power pallets are placed on a mobilizer for
multi-point operation in trunking systems. It is capable
The antenna center section and all other
of simultaneous transmission and reception of up to four
The terminal provides three racks of
power cables are stowed within the shelter.
modulation, demodulation and signal processing
d. Operating Mode.
When the terminal is
equipment. Communication interfaces are established.
positioned for operation, the antenna is placed on the
Provision is also made for external connection to a four-
ground adjacent to the shelter.
In this assembled
wire telephone. The terminal consists of an antenna
condition, the antenna is an eight-foot disk mounted on a
group (including controls), a receiving group, a
dual tripod (a 20-foot antenna may also be used). The
antenna may be positioned so as to face in any direction
power source and distribution group, and interfacing
and from 10 to 900 in elevation.The power pallet will be
capability. The terminal includes two air conditioners
positioned approximately 40 feet from the shelter and
(with heating capability) for personnel comfort and
interconnected to the shelter with two power cables.
cooling of CSS racks.
Differences Between Models
There are no differences in the models of this terminal.
The terminal is contained within a
modified S-280 shelter.
The electronic equipment is
mounted in racks which have been secured to both sides
of the shelter. Access to the shelter is through a door in
This terminal may be used as a communication link (via
the rear end. Two air conditioners are mounted on the
satellite) with from one to four other TSC-86 terminals.
front of the shelter.
Air louvers are provided on the
roadside of the shelter and signal, power and antenna