25Q Multi-Channel Transmission Systems

Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainer (25Q)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer

  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Open to Women
  • Entry Level


A multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer works directly on equipment that communicates through more than one channel. They are responsible for the maintenance check of these devices, antennas and associated equipment.

Job Duties

  • Maintenance on assigned equipment, vehicles, security devices and power generators
  • Analyze BIT/BITE diagnostics to isolate faults in the Line Replaceable Units


Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.


Job training for a multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 15 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Operating multi-channel transmission equipment and diagnostic equipment
  • Performing maintenance on associated transmission vehicles
  • As your career continues, you will take more classes and training

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in working with radios and transmissions
  • Ability to apply electronic principles and concepts
  • Enjoys working on electronics and fiber optics
  • Good at solving problems

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Electronics (EL) : 98, Surveillance & Communications (SC) : 98
Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.


Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Education Benefits

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Future Civilian Careers

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with companies that produce communications and electronic equipment.


Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experience and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at

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