GVF-HOST-B: Basic Hands On Skills Test

Course details

  • In-person, on-site Hands-on Skills Test required for Basic and Advanced Satcom Professional, iDirect, Hughes and Gilat Specialist certiications.


Objectives: Verification of student’s ability to use the core skills taught in online course GVF510 in a hands-on environment. Skills overview: Assemble a typical VSAT; pre-set pol and elevation angles; find a designated satellite; accurately peak azimuth and elevation using the beam balance method; accurately set linear polarization; terminate a cable with a connector; weather seal the connector; general workmanship and neatness. Delivery: The GVF Basic HOST is administered by approved GVF Examiners at locations worldwide. It may be given stand-alone or in combination with a supplementary training session, at the discretion of the instructor. Visit the On-Site Classroom Schedule page at www.gvf.org/training for details about upcoming open sessions and Examiner contact information. Prerequisites: The student should complete GVF510 (Core Skills for VSAT Installers) prior to attempting the HOST. Examiner: The required skills must be demonstrated to an approved GVF Examiner.


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