It is essential to the safety of any flight that you be able to relate your T A C A N or VOR
derived position to your actual geographic position. Additionally, should the navaid fail, you
must be able to utilize remaining operable navigation equipment, visual or dead reckoning
navigation to ensure the safe completion of your flight.
There are three steps to follow when operating the T A C A N .
Step One: Ensure that the power switch is in the T/R position.
NOTE: The T - 3 4 T A C A N Control Panel does not have a receive position; however, with
other T A C A N control panels, the receive postion will only provide azimuth information.
Step Two: Set in the correct TACAN channel for the area in which you are operating.
2-2 NAVAID POSITIONING