04.04.2008 08:17 AM
Course to offer SNG operations training

UK satellite and RF system consultant and integrator BeaconSeek will conduct a three-day training course on the basics of satellite newsgathering (SNG) operation.

The course will be held May 14-16 at the Putteridge Bury Conference Centre, at the University of Bedfordshire, in Luton, UK.

Designed for students ranging from complete satellite beginners, such as cameramen, producers and editors, to intermediate-level operators, the course will present students with the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to operate an SNG uplink, including flyaway and vehicle-based units. Enrollment will be held to a maximum of six students.

Course highlights include:

  • Understanding satellite orbits, including low-earth orbit, geostationary and inclined
  • Satellites used in newsgathering
  • Satellite configuration, include frequency bands used for uplinking and downlinking
  • Polarization
  • Transponder organization
  • Using a spectrum analyzer
  • Modulation and forward error correction
  • Finding and identifying satellites
  • Conducting site surveys
  • Safety issues
  • Practical exercises covering using flyaways, SNG vehicles and auto-acquisition systems.

Students also will receive a copy of “Introduction to SNG & ENG Microwave,” signed by author and principal course instructor Jonathan Higgins.

For more information, e-mail training@beaconseek.com.


Comments
Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found




Tuesday 03:07 PM
WMUR-TV Says FAA Drone Rules Preclude ENG
The FAA’s current rules and proposed ban on flight over people, requirement of visual line of sight and restriction on nighttime flying, effectively prohibit broadcasters from using UAS for newsgathering. ~ WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett


 
Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology