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Applied RF Basics – Module 3 – VHF/UHF Television Systems

Originally streamed January 18, 2024

The four-part Applied RF Series continues with Module 3 – VHF/UHF Television  Systems. Session three moves into the television spectrum to look at VHF/UHF broadcast. There will also be significant discussion on ATSC 3.0 – but realize there are already plenty of courses about that topic, so, in this webinar we will focus more on the RF aspect such as generating the signal, broadcasting the signal and what can be done to optimize coverage – height versus antenna gain, maximizing MER and what that means and similar topics.

Your Instructors

Jeff WeltonJeff Welton, CBRE, Nautel

Jeff Welton took his training in the Radio College of Canada (RCC) Electronics Engineering Technologist program and a recipient of the NAB Engineering Award for Radio. Jeff has performed component-level repair, field installation and service, technical support and quality assurance roles with various companies and has been with Nautel for more than 30 years, the first 17 of which were spent in field service and technical support positions, as well as assisting engineering with design review of new products and improvement of existing systems. Since moving to sales in 2007, Jeff keeps finding ways to get his hands dirty and can frequently be found assisting in the install of a transmitter he’s sold, as well as performing site inspections and the occasional repair.

Cindy CavellCindy Cavell, Cavell-Mertz Spectrum Division of Capitol Airspace Group

Cindy Hutter Cavell currently is the Director of the Cavell-Mertz Spectrum Division of Capitol Airspace Group. 

Her career includes spending 15 years at NBC and ABC News, traveling with Presidential press pools throughout the world, and handling three Olympics for ABC television, and managing remotes internationally.

Cindy has been a major market TV station chief engineer for Hearst, Gannett and Fox.  She has also been general manager of the Fox Sports Net Tech Center in Houston, and was the Director of Engineering for the nationwide 2 GHz Relocation Project at Sprint/Nextel.  She has also acted as the engineering project lead for the FCC’s “TV band repack” Fund Administrator.

Cindy has been celebrated with many industry awards and as the winner of the 2019 NAB Television Engineering Achievement Award, being the first woman to receive this honor. She has also won three Emmy Awards, the 2015 TV-News-Check Women in Technology Leadership Award, and the 2007 SBE-AWRT Outstanding Female Engineer award.

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Registration and Pricing

This webinar will be approximately 90 minutes long. 

SBE Members: $62

MemberPlus Members FREE

Non-Members: $92

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