Quincy, IL (March 9, 2009)–Broadcast Electronics, Inc. (BE) is offering engineering courses on RF principles and applications beginning in late March that can earn those in attendance recertification credit from the Society of Broadcast Engineers.
BE will launch its program with RF Technology 101 starting March 23. The course is designed for entry-level engineers, managers of engineers and chief engineers wanting to upgrade their skills, as well as IT professionals needing to learn more about RF technology. RF Technology 101 will cover RF basics, including classes of amplifiers, vacuum tubes, Smith Chart applications, passive components, quarter wave hybrids and TDR measurements, as well as transmission line theory and analysis of resonant circuits in a lab environment.
The three-and-a-half-day course will be repeated on September 28.
In addition, another course, IBOC Technology 101, aimed at HD Radio technology and implementation, will be offered by BE on June 15 and again on November 9.
All courses will be held at BE’s new RF lab in Quincy, IL. Graduating participants of RF Technology 101 will qualify for three credits in category H toward their SBE Recertification.
“Professional RF training is desperately needed today as managers and engineers, especially those coming from an IT background, face new technical and operating challenges,” said Doug Koehn, BE RF Technical Training Manager. “With almost 50 years of radio engineering leadership and development behind us, BE is in a unique position to help broadcasters develop a working understanding of RF.”
Interested broadcasters can register for the March 23 RF Technology 101 course as well as subsequent BE training courses at www.bdcast.com/training.