Receives and transmits communications using radiotelephone equipment in accordance with government regulations. May repair equipment.
This career is part of the Arts, Audio-Video Technology and Communications cluster Journalism and Broadcasting pathway.
A person in this career:
- Monitors emergency frequencies to detect distress calls and responds by dispatching emergency equipment.
- Communicates with receiving operators to exchange transmission instructions.
- Operates radio equipment to communicate with ships, aircraft, mining crews, offshore oil rigs, logging camps and other remote operations.
- Broadcasts weather reports and warnings.
- Maintains station logs of messages transmitted and received for activities such as flight testing and fire locations.
- Conducts periodic equipment inspections and routine tests to ensure that operations standards are met.
- Turns controls or throws switches to activate power, adjusts voice volume and modulation, and sets transmitters on specified frequencies.
- Operates sound-recording equipment to record signals and preserve broadcasts for purposes such as analysis by intelligence personnel.
- Sends, receives, and interprets coded messages.
- Repairs radio equipment as necessary, using electronic testing equipment, hand tools, and power tools.