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Advanced RF Series RF 201: Module 9: FM TV Combiners

Instructional Method: Now Available ON DEMAND

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Once unthinkable in American terrestrial broadcasting, combined antennas systems have become widely accepted and even widespread. Changes in the current repack continue to add to the increases in deployment that occurred during the transition to ATSC 1.0 from NTSC. In this presentation, Jeremy Ruck, PE, Jeremy Ruck & Associates, Inc. provides some of the history and theory behind combined antenna systems, as well as some of their plusses and minuses. The discussion rounds out with some real world examples of systems that have been deployed.

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 Instructors: Jeremy Ruck, PE, Jeremy Ruck & Associates

Jeremy Ruck is a native of Peoria, Illinois, and worked in broadcasting since he was 15 years old. He is a graduate of Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois. Prior to launching his firm, he spent 22 years at D. L. Markley & Associates learning the trade from the late Don Markley. He is a full member of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE), and is also a member of IEEE, SBE, SMPTE, and serves on the Industry Advisory Board for the Electrical Engineering department at Bradley University. Jeremy has held the amateur radio callsign WM9C since the early 1990’s, and is the trustee of the Bradley University Amateur Radio Club. He resides near Canton, Illinois with his wife and family.

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. 

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