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TRAINING, UTILIZATION AND PROFICIENCY OF NAVY ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS. III. PROFICIENCY IN THE USE OF TEST EQUIPMENT,
BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL WASHINGTON D C
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In order to sample proficiency in the use of electronic test instruments, a test on the use of four common pieces of portable test equipment was developed and included in the ET survey. This report is devoted to the test equipment test and the data resulting from its administration. Findings of particular interest are a complete mastery was not demonstrated for any test equipment by any rate group in the two samples b in general, proficiency in use of test instruments increases with rate to the second class petty officer level but very little beyond that level c for the non-electronic multimeter VOM most difficulty was experienced in the measurement of current and an ac voltage which was superimposed on dc. Failure to use the function switch properly caused most errors in the latter reading d few ETs of any rate were able to calibrate properly the ANURM-25 RF Signal Generator Set e in use of the oscilloscope ETs found display of waveforms easiest, measurement of duration more difficult, and measurement of amplitude most difficult with only about 10 of the total samples being able to make amplitude measurements correctly f performance on the test equipment test was found to be positively and substantially related to derived check list scores and to supervisors ratings of over-all proficiency. Author
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