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Line and Antenna Sweep Training

Jay Thompson  (Trainer, Tactical RF)

Location: W310

Date: Tuesday, September 28

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Track: ETA Training

Vault Recording: TBD

This is a multi-day course that takes place on Monday and Tuesday.

Line and Antenna Sweep (LAS) testing has been with us for more than 50 years but it was primarily lab based. 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.