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Satellite Installation Training

Satellite Installation Training is a 1-day training program for professionals who install satellite systems, ground equipment, VSATs and encompasses a wide range of hardware and broadcast technologies. Participants will learn about satellite communications, VSATs, RF and Microwave theory of operations, satellite bands, S, C and Ka/ Ku Bands, Commercial and SMATV.satellite antennas, dish reflectors, transmission lines, amplifiers, filters, cabling, satellite dish feed-horns, LNBs & LNBFs, site surveys, link budget, receivers. Satellite and VSAT System configurations,  equipment calibration, troubleshooting, monitoring, measurements, EMI/EMC, repairs, sun outage, RF safety, and more.

Course Topics

Satellite Communications  (SATCOM)Theory of Operations

  • Basics of SATCOM
  • Basics of Electromagnetic Wave Propagation
  • Satellite Frequency Bands
  • Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)
  • VSAT Bands: C, Ka and Ku
  • Satellite Transmitter and Receivers
  • Satellite Antennas and Dish Reflectors
  • Satellite Site Surveys
  • Satellite Link Budget Calculation

Uplink and Downlink Operations

  • Up converters (U/Cs)
  • Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA)
  • Low Noise Amplifier (LNA)
  • Down converter (D/C)
  • Inter facility link cable (IFL)
  • Indoor unit (IDU)
  • Cabling Options
  • Filters
  • Amplifiers
  • Link Troubleshooting
  • Equipment Repairs,
  • RF Safety Calculations

Installation and Repair Procedures

  • Troubleshooting Methods
  • Positioners and Aiming
  • Antenna Positioners
  • Interference, and EMI/EMC Issues
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • Working with Spectrum Analyzers and Oscilloscopes

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