On-site RF Safety Training
For some situations, like trade shows and group technical meetings, there is nothing that can equal in-person instruction from an industry expert. Richard’s experience in both commercial and military environments allows him to relate to his audience. So whether the group maintains wireless or broadcast systems, high-power military radar systems, or very high-power satellite systems in classified environments, Richard can prepare and deliver an effective, focused training class that is both educational and entertaining.
On-site training is the best solution when hands-on instruction is required. For example, if the goal is to learn how to make measurements, this can be best accomplished on site. Frequently, a measurements class starts with a very solid half-day class typical of the RF Safety LiveCast™ courses. The afternoon session then covers instrumentation, measurement and survey techniques, and documenting a survey. The following day/half-day is spent in the field, putting what is learned into practice at a site to which the customer has access. Although it is possible to set up RF sources in a classroom, there is no substitute for a real site with the real-world challenges that are often present. Richard Strickland headed the development of some of the most popular field survey equipment in the world and wrote the manuals for several models of instruments. Advanced measurement training covers issues such as measurement uncertainty and measurement artifacts. More information on making RF safety measurements, including the concepts of measurement uncertainty and measurement artifacts, is available at the RF Safety Solutions Web site.
The cover story in the February 2012 issue of Radio World Engineering Extra titled "RF Safety Surveys At Broadcast Sites: A Basic Guide" is an example of some of the information taught in an advanced measurements course.