RF101 Series Webinar

Ryan Phillips, Chapter 16 Program Chairman, will be hosting a weekly Educational Webinar covering the RF101 Series, an introduction of RF fundamentals needed to successfully monitor a broadcast facility.


RF101 Broadcast Terrestrial Transmission Systems

MODULE 1: October 22, 2019 – Introduction to Radio Frequency (RF)

MODULE 2: October 29, 2019 – Transmission Lines

MODULE 3: November 5, 2019 – Towers, Antennas, and Transmission Systems

MODULE 4: November 12, 2019 – Antenna Gain – Feed-line Loss

MODULE 5: November 19, 2019 – Modulation Fundamentals

MODULE 6: November 26, 2019 – AM, FM, TV RF Propagation

MODULE 7: December 3, 2019 – RF Transmitter Measurements

MODULE 8: December 10, 2019 – FCC Regulations

Course Description:

The course is targeted to those with minimal or no background in RF and/or are relatively new to the field. It will also serve as a refresher for more seasoned engineers. Many come to the field of broadcasting from varied backgrounds such as IT, electronic technicians or military vets, and find themselves immersed in the complexity of a broadcast facility needing to understand and work with the RF end of the system. This multi-module course will present an overview of RF needed to understand the basics and make informed decisions.

Learning Objectives:

This is a pilot course that will consist of 1 hour 15 minutes of webinars and 30 minutes of discussion with a panel of local Broadcast Engineers. The success of this course will determine if we will continue to host Educational Meetings to progress the education of the chapter. At the end of this course a poll with be released with votes for the next Webinar hosting. Volunteers for the Host Panel should contact Ryan Phillips at vicechair@sbe16.org or another board member. Completing the full course will result in 8 re-certification credits.


Students, SBE Membership Plus = FREE

Standard SBE Members = $90 (includes upgrade to Membership Plus!)

Non-SBE Members = $175 (Includes Membership with upgrade to Membership Plus!)


Email vicechair@sbe16.org with your name, SBE membership number, phone number, and email. All payments will be made through SBE National, coordinated with Scott Jones upon registration.

Ryan Phillips

KIRO-TV Studios

2807 3rd Ave

Seattle, WA 98119