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Reveille for NAB RF Boot Camp

Program, data distribution from the studio to RF transmission points, hardware and software as well as remote monitoring to be covered

Are you ready for RF Boot Camp?

That’s a new session debuting at the NAB Show in April as part of the Broadcast Engineering Conference.

NAB says the day-long training program from its NAB Labs will help attendees expand their knowledge and understanding of radio and television RF transmission. NAB EVP/CTO Kevin Gage says the session provides an opportunity for station staff in various roles, from engineering, IT and management to gain practical knowledge.

Technology experts John Bisset, Radio World Workbench author, and Mary Ann Seidler of Tieline Technology will present; So too, will television technology consultants Gary Cavell and Cindy Cavell of Cavell, Mertz & Associates.

They will discuss the operations of broadcast radio and television RF plants, taking complex technical subjects and breaking them down into less-technical terms. The instructors will address the distribution of program and data content from the studio to the RF transmission points, cover the types of hardware and software typically used at the RF plant and explain remote monitoring and telemetry scenarios.

An interactive discussion on towers, transmission lines and antennas will be tailored to those who are unfamiliar with maintenance requirements and safety concerns. The RF Boot Camp will also address specific FCC and OSHA rules related to RF transmission and common compliance methods.

The day-long RF Boot Camp is Wednesday, April 10 and the NAB Show is April 6–11 in Las Vegas.