Course Length: 1 – 2 Days

Prerequisites:

NONE, This course can be customized to meet specific customer requirements.

Course Objectives:

This class is designed to teach the fundamentals of antenna connectors, installation and maintenance. The class is divided into two sections, with the morning being directed towards coaxial cables in the soft cable category and connections; the afternoon is focused on hard line coaxial cables. The class will include hands-on exercises and evaluation of student performance is available.

Antennas & Transmission Lines

  • Antenna Network Components
  • Coaxial cables
    • Construction
    • Loss
    • Propagation characteristics
  • Connectivity
    • Terminations
    • Impedance considerations
    • Grounding
    • Bending Radius
  • Making connections
    • Mechanics of coaxial connectors
    • Preparing soft cables for connectors
    • Installing connectors – SE
  • Working with Hard line connectors
    • Defining elements of hard lines
    • Why different sizes
    • Connector installation overview
    • Making connections – SE
      • ½” Coaxial connectors
      • Flexible jumpers
      • Standard ½” cables
    • Larger Cables
      • 7/8” Foam cables
      • 1 5/8” Foam cables
      • Hands-on connectors
    • Grounding Considerations
      • When to ground
      • Grounding principals
      • Connecting grounds
  • Weatherization
    • Installing “O” Rings
    • Installing weather tapes
    • Final Taping of connectors
    • Propagation characteristics
    • Drains