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AM Ground Systems

Instructional Method: On-demand

Webinars by SBE


Course Description

About Your Instructor

SBE Recertification Credit

Registration and Pricing


Course Description

AM transmission systems require the use of a specific ground system that is designed as part of the antenna. These systems are often a source of mystery to the uninitiated. In this webinar we will focus on understanding the AM antenna system and the need for these ground systems. We will discuss theory, design standards, FCC requirements, good engineering practice, installation process, maintenance, and troubleshooting.   

Webinar Outline:
Technical Studies
FCC Requirements
Good Engineering Practice
Questions and Answers

Stephen LockwoodAbout Your Instructor - Stephen Lockwood, P.E., PMP

Stephen Lockwood is a senior engineer and partner with Hatfield & Dawson Consulting Engineers, with more than 30 years experience in the field of broadcasting and telecommunications engineering. He is a Registered Professional Electrical (P.E.) Engineer in Washington, Alaska, and Wyoming and holds a BS Electrical Engineering and BS Engineering Physics from Oklahoma Christian University. He is a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers where he holds the certification of Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer (CPBE) and AM Directional Specialist (AMD) and holds Amateur Radio Operator License K7SSL. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, member and past president of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE) and is a member of Project Management Institute where he is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP).


SBE Recertification Credit

The completion of a webinar from Webinars by SBE qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications. 

Registration and Pricing   

This webinar is approximately one hour.

SBE Members: $59

Non-Members: $89

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More information about registering using the SBE MemberPlus benefit

All SBE webinars, including new webinars presented in 2018, are included at no additional cost for members who renew or join using the $175 SBE Member Plus membership option.  Through this option you get access to all archived SBE webinars and any new live webinars SBE presents through March 31, 2019, all for no extra cost. Members can renew and newcomers may join online at the SBE website using the SBE MemberPlus option.

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If you have questions regarding this course, contact Cathy Orosz via email or by phone at 317-846-9000.



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