legible, and it is acceptable for storage and retrieval by computers.
However, to realize these advantages one technical controller must be
assigned the additional duty of sending the teletypewriter messages. This
means that full use cannot be made of this controller during operational
In addition, he must be trained in techniques of teletypewriter
operation and in the specialized message format needed by the system.
least two technical controllers must therefore be assigned during each duty
period. Samples of messages used for reporting appear in the description of
procedures in DCAC 310-55-1.
are two basic types of reports for which the technical
responsible for preparing and submitting to the Defense
Agency (DCA). The first being the nonformatted report (near
real time) and
the second being the periodic report.
Communications System (DCS) status. This report will be submitted as soon
as possible after a reportable event occurs.
Nonformatted reports are
submitted when a major outage occurs within the technical control facility
such as; station outage or isolation for one minute or longer, link or trunk
outage ten minutes or longer, a special interest circuit outage ten minutes
or longer, and hazardous conditions which affect DCS stations and links when
the condition exists for 30 minutes or longer.
c. In contrast, the periodic report is a formatted report submitted at
the end of each Radio Day (RADAY).
This report contains all information
previously submitted on all nonformatted reports. In addition all circuit
outages reportable to include circuits remaining out since previous RADAYS.