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Line and Antenna Sweep (LAS)

Jay Thompson  (Vice President, Tactical RF)

Location: W224E

Date: Monday, March 25

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Track: ETA Technical Training

Format: ETA Training

Vault Recording: TBD

This is a two-day course.

REQUIRED: Students should bring their FDR or VNA, calibration kit (w/ phase stable cable), and a laptop for the manual.

Line and Antenna Sweep (LAS) testing has been with us for years but now test equipment size and cost have dropped dramatically. Handheld units now bring line sweeping into the field at a technician level. Carrier and equipment manufacturers develop installation Methods of Procedures to ensure every decibel of signal strength is maximized in the increasingly crowded RF spectrum. Line and antenna sweeping are critical tests for the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of antenna components and networks. The course is about moving beyond a simple wattmeter test when installing or maintaining any antenna system.

A review of decibels, Return Loss, and VSWR along with the standard tests used for LAS will be covered. Many examples will be presented and hands-on exercises will be conducted to ensure students are prepared to better understand antenna systems. The ETA LAS certification test will be available upon completion of this course.

Certification: Line and Antenna Sweep (LAS)
Certification Cost: Included in the price of the workshop