DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY TECHNICAL BULLETIN
OPERATION OF MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM (MCS)
SINCGARS GROUND RADIO SETS
Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC
1 APRIL 1993
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1. Purpose. This technical bulletin provides the information and procedures for operating the Maneuver
Control System (MCS) with the SINCGARS family of ground radios. It is necessary that the operator be
properly trained in the operation of the MCS and SINCGARS. This technical bulletin is a supplement for
the purpose of interoperability.
2. Application - Radio Sets. The radio sets covered by this technical bulletin are ANNVRC-87, ANNVRC-
87A, ANRC-88, ANRC-88A, ANN/VRC-89, ANNRC-89A, ANNRC-90, ANNRC-90A, ANNRC-91, ANNRC-
91A, ANNRC-92 and ANNRC-92A.
3. References. Refer to the following technical publications for normal operation and maintenance of the
15 April 1989
Operator's Manual, Tactical Computer Processor
1 September 1992
SINCGARS ICOM Ground Combat Net Radio
1 September 1992
SINCGARS NON-ICOM Ground Combat Net
4. Equipment Setup Operation. Assemble and install the radio set and MCS individually per applicable
technical manuals. Perform Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) and/or Built-In-Test
(BIT) functions. Load all frequencies, hopsets, and variables into the radio set and establish voice
communications before connecting the MCS to the radio set. Once voice communication has been
established, connect the MCS as described in the following paragraph.
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