a. This technical manual describes a Technical Con-
trol Facility (TCF) in general terms. It addresses the
purpose and function of the TCF; provides description
as to how a TCF will fit into the overall Defense Com-
munications System (DCS) and the various types of
signal which could appear at a TCF's patch panels.
b. Included is a description of a typical Technical
Control Facility; the off-site systems and equipment
which could interface with it as well as that equipment
most usually located within the TCF, and a typical test
P4610.19C, and DLAR 4500.15.
equipment load which is used for testing and trouble-
1-4. Administrative Storage
shooting of communications circuits controlled by the
c. This technical manual also describes TCF opera-
ment, refer to TM 740-90-1.
tions which include operational practices and meth-
ods, circuit r&oration procedures, implementation of
1-5. Destruction of Army Material
communications services requirements, typical circuit
troubleshooting procedures and testing of circuit per-
formance and quality.
1-6. Reporting Equipment Improvement
1-2. Indexes of Publications
a. DA Pam 310-4. Refer to the latest issue of DA
Pam 310-4 to determine whether there are new edi-
tions, changes or additional publications pertaining to
b. DA Pam 310-7. Refer to DA Pam 310-7 to deter-
mine whether there are modification work orders
(MWO's) pertaining to the equipment.
1-3. Forms and Records
a Reports of Maintenance and Unsatisfactory
Equipment. Maintenance forms, records, and reports