2-6. Operating Procedures - Continued
Drop Zone Preliminary Operation - Continued
Set the T/C on the ground in the approximate middle of the open
area. If the area is obstructed with buildings, for example, on one or
more sides, locate the T/C as far as possible from the obstructions
even if it has to be located near the edge of the drop zone.
Verify that the T/C has been correctly programmed. See T/C
Programming procedures (see paragraph 2-5).
Remove all objects, vehicles, and personnel from the immediate
vicinity of the T/C.
The ARABS operates in the UHF band. Therefore, it is a line
of sight system; i.e., objects physically between the T/C and
the ARABS may often weaken or blank the homing signal.