The functions of a technical controller and a circuit
conditioner are very closely related.
In fact, most small-sized stations
use one person to do the work. In larger stations, where the functions can
be assigned to two different persons, many of their tasks are parallel.
a. Records access.
Both the technical controller and the circuit
conditioner keep records.
Where the operational functions are separated,
the circuit conditioner must have access to records kept by himself as well
as those kept by the technical controller.
The technical controller need
not have access to the circuit conditioner's records except as they affect
operations of the technical control area. However, for efficient operation
and maintenance of a technical control center, both technicians should be
acquainted with all records in the station, together with detailed knowledge
of the records he is directly associated with.
b. Records maintenance. Not only must each technician be aware of the
records which bear on his tasks, he must also make entries correctly, update
all entries, and discard old material. It is easy to see that there must be
complete agreement among the various people doing similar work in a
technical control center as to how the records are to be maintained.
responsibility in this regard invites operational problems.
3-2. Record Filing System.
a. Purpose. Records always provide after-the-fact information; seldom
actions are based on the station SOP.
Generally, record preparation has
three major purposes:
(1) To maintain adequate and accurate information for operating and
(2) To appraise operating officials as to station readiness and
efficiency of operation, and to provide a basis for support where support is
(3) To provide a method for keeping station historical information.