FCC Webinars “FCC Enforcement Special Topics”

The USTTI is pleased to announce the next series of webinars sponsored by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In the coming weeks the FCC will provide several webinars focused in the areas around “FCC Enforcement Special Topics.” As with previous webinars, these programs are developed and meant for the women and men of the developing world. We look forward to your attendance and please share this registration info with your colleagues. 

Details on the upcoming programs can be found below:

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

“Introduction to the FCC and its Enforcement Bureau”

Instructor:  David Dombrowski, Regional Director, Region One, FCC Enforcement Bureau

Content:  This webinar will provide an overview of the Federal Communications Commission, the United States federal agency responsible for implementing and enforcing America’s communications law and regulations.  The course will review the FCC’s mission, leadership, and organization and will also discuss the FCC’s spectrum allocation and management functions with explanation of its rule-making process.  The training will emphasize the responsibilities and structure of he FCC Enforcement Bureau and explain the processes of investigating complaints and conducting inspections.  It will also introduce some of the specialized spectrum monitoring equipment the field agents use.

When: Oct 19, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

“Introduction to Spectrum Monitoring and RF Interference Resolution”

Instructor:  Shannon Gunter, Field Agent and Regional Tiger Team Member

Content:  This course will provide participants basic techniques of spectrum monitoring.  Discussed will be the purpose and capabilities of different types of spectrum monitoring equipment used by FCC field agents.  We will then define/classify different types of RF Interference, and key information needed from interference complaints.  After gaining a better understanding of the interference issues, practical techniques will then be applied for analysis and resolution.

When: Oct 26, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

“Effects of Quality of Service to Cellular Network Due to Interference”

Instructor:  Albert Furlow, Field Agent and Regional Tiger Team Member

Content:  This webinar will introduce various Quality of Service (QoS) measurements for Cellular Communications Systems and provide examples of identified signal sources that adversely impacted the QoS of these systems.  The course will also describe some of the techniques used in locating these interfering signal sources.

When: Nov 2, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

“RF Spectrum Monitoring and Direction Finding: The Right Tools for the Right Problem”

Instructor:  Sathya Maruthi,  Wireless Engineer, FCC Columbia Operations Center

Content:  This webinar will provide students with an introduction to the various popular testing tools used for spectrum monitoring and direction finding.  The training will relate specifics of common testing methods for each application and will differentiate use cases for a spectrum monitoring tool versus a direction finding/interference hunting tool.  The course will also address upcoming trends in these test tools.  The webinar will conclude with practical application of test tools using examples from real interference investigations.

When: Nov 9, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Tuesday, November 15 AND Thursday, November 17, 2022

“Overview of Radio Frequency Radiation Assessments And On-Site Measurements” (Two Webinars)

Instructor:  Greg Coons, Senior Agent, Columbia Operations Center

Content:   This webinar, presented in two parts, will introduce and explore the areas concerning Radio Frequency Radiation (RFR).  This training will begin with the RFR basics such as what is exposure, why we are concerned, and what are the biological effects of exposure for 7 GHz and below and for mmWave base stations operating in the 24 to 53 GHz bands.  The course will describe how to quantify exposure and explain why certain frequency bands have more concerns for full body exposure.  Also addressed will be some of the concerns with respect to the new 5G base stations utilizing MIMO (Multiple Input and Multiple Output) with beam steering.

Also included will be:

Review of different standards adopted by countries for setting limits based on frequency and power density (mW/cm2); a look at FCC Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) limits, below 6 GHz and above 6 GHZ to 100 GHZ regarding Occupational Workers & the General Public; discussion of what constitutes a good RFR Safety Program and contrast Compliant versus Non-compliant sites by using examples; Review of the basics for conducting an RFR Survey using a meter and probe, and more.

When: Nov 15, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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