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726th ACS competes in Radio Frequency Rodeo Competition

The 726th Air Control Squadron Airmen pose for a photo.

726th Air Control Squadron Airmen from both teams pose for a photo at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Aug. 4, 2021. In this competition, quality assurance representatives judge each team’s quality of work, how well they follow technical orders as well as safety guidelines and how efficient they are at teamwork. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

The 726th Squadron Airmen check for a connection signal by looking at a laptop.

726th Air Control Squadron Airmen from Team A checks for a satellite signal through a laptop at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Aug. 4, 2021. When a connection occurs between a space satellite and an Airbus Ranger it will allow the device to communicate with other terminals on the network. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

The 726th Air Control Squadron Airmen work together to secure the panels on a Ground Multiband Terminal antenna.

726th Air Control Squadron Airmen from Team B work together to secure panels on a Small Aperture Antenna (SAA) at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Aug. 4, 2021. The SAA is part of a Ground Multiband Terminal; it sends and receives radio waves. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

726th Air Control Squadron Airmen work to install panels on an Airbus Ranger antenna.

726th Air Control Squadron Airmen work together to install panels on an Airbus Ranger at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Aug. 4, 2021. An Airbus Ranger uses radio waves to transmit digital data (Internet Protocol). (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

A 726th Air Control Squadron Airman further secures a jack screw by turning a slide handle bolt clockwise.

A 726th Air Control Squadron Airman further secures a jack screw by turning a slide handle bolt at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Aug. 4, 2021. A jack screw enables the angle elevation adjustments of the panels on a Ground Multiband Terminal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

Two 726th Air Control Squadron Airmen work together to install a jack screw to the base of a Small Aperture Antenna.

U.S. Air Force 726th Air Control Squadron Radio Technicians: Airman 1st Class Ashton Foley, (left) and Airman 1st Class Jose Salazar work together to install a jack screw into the base of a Small Aperture Antenna (SAA) at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Aug. 4, 2021. The SAA and electronic cases are the components that make a Ground Multiband Terminal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

726th Air Control Squadron Airmen work together to install an elevation jack to the base of an Airbus Ranger antenna.

726th Air Control Squadron Airmen work together to install an elevation jack to the base of an Airbus Ranger at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Aug. 4, 2021. The elevation jack controls the angle movement of an Airbus Ranger. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

Two 726th Air Control Squadron Airmen look at a technical order .

U.S. Air Force 726th Air Control Squadron radio technicians: Airman 1st Class Michael Muller (left) and Airman 1st Class Hassan Matan, view a technical order at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Aug. 4, 2021. This technical order provides instruction on how to build satellite communication terminals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

726th Air Control Squadron Airmen begin working on the production of satellite antennas.

Airmen of the 726th Air Control Squadron compete in a Radio Frequency Rodeo Competition at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Aug. 4, 2021. The competition consists of two teams of Radio Technicians: Team A and Team B. The goal of the competition is to be the first team to build two Satellite Communication terminals: A Ground Multiband Terminal and an Airbus Ranger. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

An 726th Air Control Squadron Airman plugs a cord to the back of an electronic case.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jose Salazar, 726th Air Control Squadron’s radio technician, plugs cords into the back of an electronic case at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Aug. 4, 2021. The radio technicians use the electronic cases to program the receive and transmit frequencies and control the movement of a Small Aperture Antenna. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Akeem K. Campbell)

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The 726th Air Control Squadron engaged in a radio frequency rodeo competition Aug. 4, 2021. In this competition, two teams of radio technicians must build two antennas, a Ground Multiband Terminal and an Airbus Ranger. The first team to build the two antennas is the winner.

 

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