Accurate pointing and cross-pol alignment skills for operators of auto-point terminals that are not type approved.
Fully automatic auto-point (often called auto-deploy) satellite terminals equipped with managed (VSAT) modems enable you to rapidly and easily establish communications. If your auto-point/auto-deploy antenna is not GVF Type Approved, there are some additional checks you need to make before you transmit; otherwise you could be unintentionally interfering with other users. In this course you will learn how to confirm that your antenna is accurately pointed and how to work with the satellite operator to carry out a cross-pol check.
In this course, which follows on from GVF 530, you will learn how to check for accurate pointing, perform a cross-pol alignment with the satellite access center, and follow the industry best-practices guidelines, the General Access Procedure document.
Why get certified?Certification demonstrates technical competence and documents an ability to adhere to the satellite industry’s best practices. It’s easy for uplink operators to make interference and not even be aware they are doing it; as a profession, all uplinkers must take responsibility for protecting the satellite arc, and the right way to do that is to get trained and certified. The GVF certification exam portfolio is an excellent tool for assessing the skills of new staff candidates, evaluating individual performance capabilities, and identifying voids in skills and knowledge that can be addressed through training. Certification holders are also eligible to be listed in GVF’s online, searchable contact database. The GVF certification series is the only industry certification program that specifically addresses the skills and knowledge that all satellite uplinkers should have.
Exam and certification:This course is part of a training sequence tailored for broadcsater certification examinations, which are implemented and hosted by GVF. If you have already taken course GVF530 and you complete the GVF531 course, you will be ready to attempt the knowledge tests and simulator skills tests in the General AutoPoint Operator (GAPO) exam.
Note: The GAPO exam is given online on the GVF learning system, but it is not included in the GVF 531 course itself. You must enroll in certification exams separately, or join the GVF Training Membership, which includes this course and the GAPO exam.
Delivery:Animated & interactive HTML/Flash, self-paced, on-line format. Requires Internet access while studying the course material. High speed access is preferred but is NOT required. Student's computer must have a current browser and the current version of the Adobe Flash player (free) installed.
Animations explain why accurate pointing is so critical in preventing unintentional interference to other users.
Polarization concepts are explained with 3-D animations.
You will learn, practice, and demonstrate your skills in antenna pointing and cross-pol alignment using accurate, realistic equipment simulators.