How to Become a Radio Mechanic

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Radio transmitting and receiving equipment is essential to many different industries. Radio mechanics are trained professionals that are responsible for the daily functions of radio communications.

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What does a radio mechanic do?

Radio mechanics install, maintain, test, and repair a variety of radio transmitting and receiving equipment. The check the strengths of signal transmissions and repair any defective parts. They also perform routine inspections of the necessary equipment to test for power output, noise level, frequency power, dial calibration, and audio quality. They examine damage parts, complete repairs or replace the component. They also check for broken connections and wires. Radio mechanics replace malfunctioning parts such as integrated circuits, coils, and transistors. They often use electrical measuring equipment to monitor the strength of signals, interference, and signal delay. They also use a variety of hand tools to repair and replace parts and perform adjustments to equipment. Some radio mechanics specialize in examining and repair transmitting and receiving equipment for government and commercial establishments or for motor vehicles.

What kind of training does a radio mechanic need?

Radio mechanics must have at least a high school diploma, but most employers prefer applicants with some formal postsecondary raining. Many radio mechanics have associate or bachelor degrees in electronics, electronics technology, or other related field. Many community colleges and vocational and technical schools offer a variety of programs for aspiring radio mechanics. Prospective radio mechanics often complete courses in electronics, computer technology, mathematics, direct current circuits, and soldering technology. Many radio mechanics start out as helpers to experience workers and move up to mechanic positions. Most employers provide some on the job training to new radio mechanics to enable them to learn the necessary policies and procedures. Radio mechanics complete continuing education and additional training as needed throughout their careers to keep their skills current and stay up to date with advancements in the field.

What are the prospects for a career as a radio mechanic?

Employment of radio mechanics is expected to experience little to no change from 2008 to 2018 (1). Technological changes and increased wireless applications will create some job growth.

Job prospects should be good especially for radio mechanics with extensive experience. Some job openings will stem from the need to replace radio mechanics that leave the occupation.

How much do radio mechanics make?

As of March 2010, the middle 50% of radio mechanics earn annual salaries between $34,802 and $41,692. The top 10% earn annual salaries of more than $45,628 (2).

A career as a radio mechanic is a great choice for people with a strong interest in radio communications. Radio mechanics must have a solid understanding of the components and functions of a variety of radio transmitting and receiving equipment. Good vision, mechanical aptitude, good problem solving skills, and detail orientation are necessary characteristics. Radio mechanics must have good communication and interpersonal skill and ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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