Radiotelephone Operator

Operate and repair radiotelephone transmitter and receiving equipment.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $69,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Radiotelephone Operators do?

Operates and keeps in repair radiotelephone transmitter and receiving equipment for commercial communication: Throws switches to cut in power to stages of transmitter. Cuts in antennas and connects transmitting and receiving equipment into telephone system. Turns controls to adjust voice volume and modulation, and to set transmitter on specified frequency. Conducts routine tests and repairs transmitting equipment, using electronic testing equipment, handtools, and power tools, to maintain communication system in operative condition. Must hold Radiotelephone Operator’s License issued by Federal Communications Commission.

Should I be a Radiotelephone Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Radiophone Operator, Radiotelephone-Technical Operator, Telephoto Engineer

    How to become a Radiotelephone Operator

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