Radio Spectrum Monitoring Techniques and Procedures
Participants will receive intensive training in spectrum monitoring techniques and procedures at the Columbia, Maryland field facility of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Initially, the class will receive a course orientation including an overview and information on the structure of the FCC, its Enforcement Bureau and the organization of its field facilities. The class will be transported each remaining day to the FCC Columbia Operations Center, one of the Agency’s thirteen field offices. The Center is housed at the Agency’s Laboratory.
During the week, the participants will receive classroom training, demos, and instruction in small rotating workstations. Topics include applied field strength measurements, RFR measurements, spectrum measurements with spectrum analyzers, applied fixed and mobile direction finding, direction finding vehicles, and others. On the final day of training, the course co-sponsor will discuss methods for spectrum monitoring and will provide demonstrations and hands-on equipment training.