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Radio Frequency Interference and Mitigation

Thomas Brinkoetter  (Owner RadioSiteTest.com, Radio Site Test)

Location: W316

Date: Thursday, September 30

Time: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Track: ETA Training

Vault Recording: TBD

This course will provide a background in the RF frequency spectrum and review causes and sources of interference. Spectrum analyzers will be covered in detail along with software functions and tools to support interference hunting. Many interference hunting cases studies will be presented. Students will have hands-on labs with a variety of spectrum analyzers from SDR receivers to modern commercial analyzers.

The content will include:
Basic RF Signal Theory
Frequency Spectrum
Decibels
Unlicensed vs. Licensed
Modulation
What is interference?
Sources of Interference
Interference Examples
Antennas
Spectrum Analyzers
Key specifications
Real Time vs. Swept
Spectrum Analyzer Measurement Functions
Interference Hunting Tools
Remote Measurements