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Hands-On RF Interference Testing & Troubleshooting

Come join us for a 3 day course on RF interference on December 2, 3, 4, 2014

Dates: December 2,3 and 4, 2014



Courtyard Montreal Airport

7000 Place Robert Joncas

Saint-Laurent, Québec H4M 2Z5


Price: $1670.00 CAD/Participant


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The topics will tailored to an engineering level and will cover the following modules:

Module I:     Radio Principles 

Radio Transmission Principles
Radio Propagation
Frequency, Wave Length, Phase and polarization
Signal Power and Free Space Loss
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)
Polarization, Absorption, Diffraction and Reflection effects
Signal to Noise Ratio
Interference effects and Fading
Channel Allocation
Modulation: Amplitude, Frequency and Phase Modulation
Multi-Access Systems: FDM, TDM, TDMA, FHSS, DSSS, OFDM, CDMA
PCS and GSM system timing needs
Frequency use

Overlapping channels
Coverage and what affects it
Causes of drop-outs of calls

Module II:     
Antenna Systems
Classes of Antennas
Antenna types used
Antenna Loss and Gain
Point-to-point services
Area Coverage
Cellular coverage
Towers and Mountings
Antenna Tower Engineering
Hidden Antennas

Module III:     
Noise and Interference
Noise and signal strength
Noise: sources and temperature
Co-channel Interference
Noise Types: Narrow band, Wide band, Impulse noise
Effects of reflection
Locating noise sources


Module IV:     

Frequency Allocation for Analog and Digital TV (Video and Audio)

Interference caused by Intermodulation

Harmonics 2nd , 3rd and 5th orders

Receiver Desensitization