Radio Intelligence Operator

Control equipment to locate and record radio transmissions of enemies.

What does a Radio Intelligence Operator do?

Controls equipment to intercept, locate, identify, and record radio transmissions of enemy or potential enemy: Tunes receiver over assigned frequency band. Obtains bearings on source of transmission, using electronic direction-finding equipment. Informs location plotters of bearings obtained to locate and identify station. Monitors stations, records intercepted transmissions, and forwards transcripts for decoding. May operate sound-recording equipment to preserve broadcast for analysis by other intelligence personnel.