RF For MCR/NOC Operators

BDE-Measurements-300x166This course is aimed at MCR/NOC technicians who require an introduction to RF engineering in order to quickly identify and isolate the source of traffic outages.

It provides a basic understanding of the component parts of the system, how the signal flows through the system, expected levels and maintenance procedures.

Syllabus

Satellite basics

Frequencies

Footprints

Transponders

 

RF basics

dB notation

Coaxial cable

Connectors

Waveguide components

Power measurement

VSWR

 

System level

L-Band amplification and distribution

Slope equalisation

Level setting

IRD configuration

Switching matrices

 

Antenna

Az/El mount

Polar mount

Optics

Multi-port feeds

Multi-band feeds

Motorised systems

LNB and LNBF

Antenna alignment

 

Basic RF test equipment

Satfinder

Spectrum analyser

Power meter

 

Maintenance

Routine maintenance

Fault diagnosis

Practical

If required, a second day can be added to permit each attendee to practice pointing a satellite antenna and using a spectrum analyser.

Follow on courses

For those requiring additional uplink training, we recommend attending our two day course entitled “Satellite communications”.

Preparation details

Duration             One day

Participants        Due to the “hands-on” session, the maximum number of participants is normally 5.

Location             We often hold this course in a conference room in a hotel or at the customer site

Lunch                 Lunch is provided. Please notify us of any special dietary requirements beforehand

Materials            A course handbook is provided for each participant to use and then afterwards keep

Experience         Each participant should have a background in electronic engineering

Prerequisites     As the (optional) practical session takes place outdoors, please bring suitable clothing