RECOVERY AND SERVICE
In this lesson the correct procedures for recovery and servicing telephone cable WD-1( )/TT or WF-
16/U will be discussed. Wire is used over and over again. For this reason, you must be able to recover
and service the wire and prepare it for the next time you have a reason to use it.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Recover a telephone cable line and service and test recovered wire line.
Given lesson material, pencil, and paper. If you do not have access to the equipment,
you only need this subcourse. If access is available, you will need a training area, a
preinstalled WD-1( )/TT line, shovel, hammer HM-1 or rubber mallet, RL-159/U with
WD-1( )/TT, RL-31/U, gloves, linesman bag, recovered wire on RL-159/U, empty
RL-159/U, two RL-31( )Gs, TL-13A, TA-312/PT, tape, two each BA-30s, wire tags,
grease pencil, and clean rags.
Standard is met when knowledge of the skills required is demonstrated by correctly
answering 70 percent of the questions on recovery and service.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from TC 24-20.
Equipment is very expensive. Recovering and securing the wire we use in an operation will save
money. Wire can be used over and over again. The number of times it can be used depends on the
number of splices it has.