Module 4 - Antenna Gain -
Feed Line Loss
Instructional Method: LIVE presentation, Thursday, May 18, 2-3:15 p.m. EST
RF101: Broadcast Terrestrial Transmission Systems course is an introductory survey of the RF fundamentals needed to successfully monitor a broadcast facility. The course is targeted to those with minimal or no background in RF and/or are relatively new to the field. It will also serve as a refresher for more seasoned engineers. Many come to the field of broadcasting from varied backgrounds such as IT, electronic technicians or military vets, and find themselves immersed in the complexity of a broadcast facility needing to understand and work with the RF end of the system. This multi-module course will present an overview of RF needed to understand the basics and make informed decisions. RF101 modules will be presented in eight 1-1½ hour webinars. RF101, Module 4 - presented Thursday, April 13, 2-3:15 p.m. EST.
Module 4 of RF 101:Antenna Gain - Feed-Line Loss
The information learned in Modules 2 and 3 focus into this important discussion highlighting the relationship between gain and loss. Calculations and examples are discussed in these topics: coverage requirements; ERP versus TPO; review of directivity and gain; system losses; single radiator, multiple radiators, and other gain/loss calculations. Join us for RF101: Module 4 Antenna Gain - Feed-Line Loss . Taught by Dennis Baldridge, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNT, the webinar continues the RF101 training.
The remaining modules will be presented over the coming months. Watch for further announcements.
RF101: Broadcast Terrestrial Transmission Systems Course Modules
Introduction to Radio Frequency (RF) , Available on Demand
Transmission Lines, Available on Demand
Towers, Antennas, and Transmission Systems, to be presented April 13, 2017
Antenna Gain - Feed-line Loss, to be presented May 18, 2017
Modulation Fundamentals, to be presented June 15, 2017
AM, FM, TV RF Propagation, to be presented July 20, 2017
RF Transmitter Measurements, to be presented August 24, 2017
FCC Regulations, to presented September 21, 2017
Upon completion of the entire course, attendees will be able to 1) Understand the basic characteristics of RF and electromagnetic radiation; 2) Describe different types of transmission lines, antennas, and their characteristics; 3) Understand the fundamentals of RF propagation; 4) Understand modulation and different modern modulation methods; 5) Describe various components used in RF communications systems; 6) Explain the basic characteristics of RF transceiver systems; 7) Define common terms used to characterize RF systems; 8) Understand how to perform a range of basic RF measurements; 9) FCC regulations pertinent to maintaining a broadcast facility.
Instructing and the creator of the RF101: Terrestrial Transmission Systems course is Dennis Baldridge, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNT, a veteran of the broadcast engineering field for more than 30 years. Baldridge is a Senior member of the SBE, holds an FCC Lifetime General License (formerly a First Class FCC License) and Amateur Radio Extra Class License (K0DB). He also holds a M.A.E. and teaches science courses for Upper Iowa University. As owner of Baldridge Communications, LLC, he works as a contract engineer and has also authored articles for Radio Guide. Baldridge serves as an inspector for the FCC Alternate Inspection Program of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.
The completion of this webinar from Webinars by SBE qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications.
Registration for each module will be done separately. Click Register Now below, to register for Module 2.
SBE Members: $57
If you have questions regarding this webinar, contact Cathy Orosz via email or by phone at 317-846-9000.