The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

Advanced RF Series RF 201: Module 3: AM Directional Antenna Systems

Instructional Method: Available ON DEMAND

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This webinar covers a host of topics as they relate to AM directional antenna systems. Topics will include: basics of non-directional antenna system design; optional methods of feeding an AM tower; basic theory of directional pattern development; two-tower directional antenna system design; power divider, phase shift network and antenna tuning unit (ATU) design; sample system design; low power tower design considerations; proper trouble shooting of typical directional antenna system problems; and HD Radio design considerations.

Advanced RF: RF201 Webinar Series

  • Module 1: FM Transmitters, ON DEMAND
  • Module 2: FM Antenna Systems, ON DEMAND
  • Module 3: AM Directional Antenna Systems, ON DEMAND
  • Module 4: Transmitter Site Grounding, ON DEMAND
  • Module 5: Television Transmitters, ON DEMAND
  • Module 6: RF Systems Diagnostic Measurements, ON DEMAND
  • Module 7: FM Filters and FM Combiners, ON DEMAND
  • Module 8: AM Multiplexed Antenna Systems, ON DEMAND
  • Module 9: TV Combiners, ON DEMAND

About Your Instructor: Tom King, President and CEO, Kintronic Labs

Tom KingTom F. King is the president and CEO of Kintronic Labs, Inc.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electical Engineering and a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Tennessee. He has authored or co-authored numerous technical papers on the subject of AM broadcast antenna systems and related topics. He is the 2015 recipient of the NAB Radio Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award. His wife, Leigh and he have two sons, Dr. Benjamin King and Joshua King and two daughters, Katherine Kreuser and Geneva King.

SBE Recertification Credit

The completion of this webinar from Webinars by SBE qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications. 

Registration and Pricing   

Registration for each module will be done separately. Click Register Now below, to register for Module 3.

SBE Members: $62

SBE MemberPlus Members FREE

Non-Members: $92

SBE MemberPlus members – when registering, be sure to click on the MemberPlus link to activate your MemberPlus benefit to register for free. Not a SBE MemberPlus member? For more information, see below.

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If you have questions regarding this webinar, contact Cathy Orosz via email or by phone at 317-846-9000.

More information about registering using the SBE MemberPlus benefit

The RF 201 Series and all new SBE webinars presented in 2020, are included at no additional cost for members who renew or join using the $175 SBE MemberPlus membership option. You get all RF 201 modules, plus access to all archived SBE webinars and any new live webinars SBE presents through March 31, 2021, all for no extra cost. Members can renew and newcomers may join online at the SBE website using the SBE MemberPlus option.

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