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Radio Frequency Transmission Systems

Overview: Radio frequency (RF) communications involves transmitting a wireless signal to an antenna which is tuned to a specific frequency so that it receives only the desired signal.  Radio Frequency Transmission personnel install and maintain RF transmitters, antennas, tuners and other communications devices, including those used for satellites and encryption.

Position:  Enlisted


Specific Tasks:

  • Deploy, sustain, troubleshoot and repair standard radio frequency wireless, line-of-sight, beyond line-of-sight, wideband, and ground-based satellite and encryption transmission devices, including multiple waveform systems 
  • Establish and maintain circuits, systems and network connectivity 
  • Develop and enforce safety standards for ground RF systems


  • ASVAB score of 70 on Electrical 
  • Demonstrated weight lift of 70 pounds
  • Eligibility for Secret security clearance 
  • Normal color vision


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX, followed by Technical Training 
  • Technical Training is 123 days at Keesler AFB, MS 
  • College degree and credits earned: Electronics and Telecommunications - 33 credits

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