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GVF Annual Subscription 2019 GVF-CR-AS2 V Included
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Course title: GVF Annual Subscription 2019 GVF-CR-AS2
Full Description: GVF Knowledge Center Annual Subscription. This curricula contains over 35 GVF Training courses and certifications and access to the GVF Experts Forum. Necessary to keep all certifcations active and to be listed on our website as a searchable trained professional. See brochure for more informaiton and a list of all courses included.
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Pre-requisites: None
Format: Online, self-paced, interactive.
Areas: Fixed VSAT
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ASC701 NGC Overview and Monitoring T USD$The ASC Ne
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Course title: ASC701 NGC Overview and Monitoring
Full Description: Introduction to the CPI's NGC family of antenna controllers, and the knowledge and skills required for technicans with NGC "Monitor" level access.
Required for: None
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Course introduction. Prerequisites. Reference Documents. How to pass this course. About ASC Signal. ASC products and services <li>NGC system overview. About the Next Generation Controller. Overview of NGC applications. Hardware tour. Emergency stop. Options overview. NGC system components. <li>Navigating the touch screen. User privilege levels. Front panel features. Back panel features. Navigating the touchscreen. Touchscreen status bar. NGC Menu tree. Status - Detailed, Diagnostics, Faults. <li>
Format: 3-6, self-paced
Areas: Teleport/NOC/Operations centers
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ASC702 Using an NGC system in fixed antenna applications T USD$This cours
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Course title: ASC702 Using an NGC system in fixed antenna applications
Full Description: Using the CPI NGC controller in fixed, motorized antenna applications.
Required for: None
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Course Introduction. Prerequisites. Reference documents. How to pass this course <li>Principles of operation. Positioning. NGC tracking modes. Step tracking concept. Beacons. Beacon spectrum. How 3PP works. Observing 3PP in action. What happens between 3PP maneuvers? What is ACST? What is SmarTrack? What is NORAD tracking? What is Intelsat tracking? What is SRT tracking? What is monopulse tracking? Effect of clouds and rain. How does the spectrum analyzer work? Headings and compass readings. <li>Op
Format: 5-10, self-paced
Areas: Teleport/NOC/Operations centers
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ASC704: Administering and configuring NGC tracking systems T USD$This cours
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Course title: ASC704: Administering and configuring NGC tracking systems
Full Description: Operation, maintenance, and performance tuning of the CPI NGC controller for fixed, motorized antenna applications.
Required for: None
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Course introduction.Prerequisites. Reference Documents. How to pass this course. <li>Tracking receiver configuration. Tracking receiver choices. Using the spectrum analyzer as tracking receiver. Using the DVB receiver as a tracking receiver. Configuring the DVB receiver. Beacon receiver choices. Beacon receiver interfaces. Settings in analog beacon receivers. NGC parameters that affect tracking receiver operation. Levels at the beacon receiver input. Exercise: Tracking receiver calibration. Skill t
Format: 5-15, self-paced
Areas: Teleport/NOC/Operations centers
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ASC705: Installing NGC systems on fixed antennas T USD$This cours
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Course title: ASC705: Installing NGC systems on fixed antennas
Full Description: Installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance the CPI NGC controller for fixed, motorized antenna applications.
Required for: None
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Course introduction. Prerequisites. Quick Reference Guide. Reference documents. How to pass this course. NGC and the earth station. NGC block diagram. NGC versions. Installation checklist <li>Preparation. Inspect the antenna system. Documents. NGC-ODU mechanical inspection. Az and El motor mechanical inspection. Jack screw mechanical inspection. Limit switch inspection. Resolver/encoder inspection <li>Wiring the NGC system. NGC-ODU block diagram and tour. NGC-ODU connectors and cable entry points.
Format: 5-15, self-paced
Areas: Teleport/NOC/Operations centers
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GVF-CERT-ATO: Advanced Technical Operator Certification Exam B T E Included
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Course title: GVF-CERT-ATO: Advanced Technical Operator Certification Exam
Full Description: Certification and recertification exam for GVF Advanced Technical Operator Certification.
Required for: None
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Introduction <li>Written exam. Knowledge test,covering topics from GVF 530, GVF 531, and 532, with additional theory topics. <li>Skills tests with simulators. Line Of Sight Skills Test. Find and Point Skills Test. Access Procedure Skills Test. Connector Termination Skills Test. </ol>
Format: 1-3, self-paced
Areas: Engineering
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GVF-CERT-BAPO: Basic Autopoint Terminal Operator Certification Exam B T E Included
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Course title: GVF-CERT-BAPO: Basic Autopoint Terminal Operator Certification Exam
Full Description: Certification and recertification exam for GVF Basic Auto Point Operator Certification.
Required for: None
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Introduction <li>Written exam. Knowledge test, covering topics from GVF 530. <li>Skills test. Line Of Sight skills test with simulator. </ol>
Format: 0.5-1, self-paced
Areas: Engineering
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GVF-CERT-BTO: Basic Technical Operator Certification Exam B T E Included
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Course title: GVF-CERT-BTO: Basic Technical Operator Certification Exam
Full Description: Certification and recertification exam for GVF Basic Technical Operator Certification.
Required for: None
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Introduction. Using the screen. <li>Written exam. Sample questions from Basic Auto Point Operator and General Auto Point Operator exams. Questions for Basic Technical Operator exam. <li>Skills tests. Line Of Sight Skills Test. Find and Point Skills Test. Access Procedure Skills Test </ol>
Format: 1-3, self-paced
Areas: Engineering
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GVF-CERT-GAPO: General Autopoint Terminal Operator Certification Exam B T E Included
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Course title: GVF-CERT-GAPO: General Autopoint Terminal Operator Certification Exam
Full Description: Certification and recertification exam for GVF General Auto Point Operator Certification.
Required for: None
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Introduction <li>Written exam. Knowledge test,covering topics from GVF 530.and GVF 531. <li>Skills tests with simulators. Line Of Sight. Manual fine pointing. Adjust cross-pol with SAC. </ol>
Format: 1-2, self-paced
Areas: Engineering
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GVF-CERT-SPA_17 GVF Advanced Satcom Professional Certification/Recert (2017)  V T Included
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Course title: GVF-CERT-SPA_17 GVF Advanced Satcom Professional Certification/Recert (2017) 
Full Description: Certification and recertification exam for GVF Advanced Satcom Professional Certification.
Required for: None
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Exam introduction <li>Quizzes from GVF 510 ed 2. Sample questions from all lessons. <li>Quizzes from GVF 520. Sample questions from all lessons. <li>Quizzes from GVF 521. Sample questions from all lessons. <li>Equipment configuration skills tests. Block diagram skills test. Frequency setting (L-band IF). Frequency setting (70 MHz IF) <li>Site preparation skills tests. Connector Termination Skills Test. Using the line of sight simulator. Line of sight skills test. <li>Pointing skills tests. Pre-set
Format: 1-2, self-paced
Areas: Teleport/NOC/Operations centers
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GVF-CERT-SPB_16 GVF Basic Satcom Professional Certification/Recert (2016) V T Included
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Course title: GVF-CERT-SPB_16 GVF Basic Satcom Professional Certification/Recert (2016)
Full Description: Certification and recertification exam for GVF Basic Satcom Professional Certification.
Required for: None
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Exam introduction <li>Quizzes. Quiz questions covering all topics in GVF 510 ed2. <li>Site preparation skills tests. Connector Termination Skills Test. Using the line of sight simulator. Line of sight skills test. <li>Pointing skills tests. Pre-set pol with inclinometer. Az-el pointing start-to-finish <li>Cross-pol skills tests. Uplink frequency calculations. Adjust cross-pol with SAC </ol> Note: All quizzes and skills tests are taken from course GVF 510, ed2.
Format: 0.5 - 1, self-paced
Areas: Teleport/NOC/Operations centers
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GVF-CERT-SPID_16: GVF iDirect Specialist Certification/Recert 2016 V T Included
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Course title: GVF-CERT-SPID_16: GVF iDirect Specialist Certification/Recert 2016
Full Description: Certification and recertification exam for GVF Satcom Professional: iDirect Specialist Certification.
Required for: None
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Exam introduction. How to pass. Use your reference documents. <li>Quizzes. Sample questions from all lessons in GVF 503i ed. 2. <li>Pointing skills test. Find and point skills test from GVF 503i ed 2. <li>Cross-pol alignment skills test. Cross-pol alignment skills test from GVF 503i ed 2. </ol>
Format: 1-2, self-paced
Areas: Teleport/NOC/Operations centers
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GVF-CERT-TOPC: Operations Center and Teleport Technician Certification 46 Included
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Course title: GVF-CERT-TOPC: Operations Center and Teleport Technician Certification
Full Description: Certification and recertification exam for Operations Center and Teleport Technician Certification
Required for: None
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Exam introduction <li>Questions from GVF 510 <li>Skills Test from GVF510: Connector Termination <li>Skills Test from GVF510: Line of sight <li>Skills Test from GVF510: pre-set pol with inclinometer <li>Skills Test from GVF510: az-el pointing start-to-finish <li>Skills Test from GVF510: Adjust cross-pol with SAC <li>Questions from GVF 520 <li>Questions from GVF 532 <li>Skills Test from GVF532: End-to-end freq calc <li>Skills Test from GVF532: Beam balance pointing <li>Skills Test from GVF532: Fin
Format: 1-3, self-paced
Areas: None
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GVF500 Ed 2 Introduction to Satellite Communications S Included
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Course title: GVF500 Ed 2 Introduction to Satellite Communications
Full Description: Comprehensive overview of the technology and business of satellite communications.
Required for: None
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Introduction. History of satellite communications. The first satellite. How many satellites are there now? Today's satellite market. The Global VSAT Forum. What will we learn in this course? Terms you should know.</li> <li>Applications. Direct-To-Home (DTH) Television. Broadcast program distribution. Internet backhaul. Voice and data trunking. Mobile base station backhaul. Enterprise VSAT. Consumer broadband. Rural telephony. Satellite radio (DARS). Mobile satellite services (MSS). Mobile VSAT se
Format: 5-10, self-paced.
Areas: Satellite business, technology, markets, sales support
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GVF503E: Sea Tel Marine VSAT Installation and Maintenance M Included
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Course title: GVF503E: Sea Tel Marine VSAT Installation and Maintenance
Full Description: Factory-authorized training for installation, commissioning, operation, and troubleshooting of a Cobham Sea Tel ’09-series 3-axis marine stabilized antenna system. Animation and 3-D simulator-based interactivity are used extensively to explain concepts and provide realistic skills practice for the student.
Required for:
  • Understand general SeaTel information and course prerequisites.
  • Know the major components of the terminal and the role of the Above Deck Equipment and the Below Deck Equipment.
  • Understand antenna axes of motion, stabilization, PCU stabilization sensors, balance, targeting, searching, and tracking loop components.
  • Understand targeting, searching, DishScan, tracking performance, external nav/GPS and compass inputs.
  • Be familiar with the 09 terminal block diagram including ADE and B
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Using the Learning System <li>Course Introduction <li>Theory of Operation <li>Hardware <li>Site Survey <li>Installing the Above Decks Equipment <li>Installing the Below Decks Equipment <li>Connecting the Satellite Modem <li>Power-up and Checkout <li>Gyro Compass and Tracking Setup <li>Home Flag, Blockage, and System Setup <li>Activating the Terminal <li>Cross-pol Alignment <li>Testing <li>Balancing <li>Configuration Utilities <li>Troubleshooting <li>Maintenance </ol>
Format: 5-15, self-paced.
Areas: Marine Satcom
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GVF503E-S1: Installing and Maintaining SeaTel Model IMA Series Marine Terminals (supplement to GVF 503E) M Included
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Course title: GVF503E-S1: Installing and Maintaining SeaTel Model IMA Series Marine Terminals (supplement to GVF 503E)
Full Description: Supplement course to GVF503E, covering Cobham SeaTel IMA series terminals.
Required for: None
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Course Introduction <li>Hardware and Software <li>External Connections <li>Setup and Alignment </ol>
Format: None
Areas: Marine Satcom
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GVF503G: Gilat SkyEdge II VSAT Installation and Maintenance V M Included
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Course title: GVF503G: Gilat SkyEdge II VSAT Installation and Maintenance
Full Description: Intensive Gilat SkyEdge II factory-authorized training covering network theory and step-by-step remote terminal installation and commissioning procedures.
Required for:
  • Understand the principles of a SkyEdge II network.
  • Compare different models of SkyEdge II IDU’s.
  • Identify and assemble all components in a SkyEdge II terminal.
  • Know what external user equipment can be connected to a SkyEdge II terminal.
  • Configure and activate a SkyEdge II terminal.
  • Find and accurately point a typical antenna using the SkyMagic meter.
  • Commission and activate a SkyEdge II terminal.
  • Accurately set cross-pol using three different methods.
  • Trouble
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Learning system orientation <li>Course introduction <li>The Gilat SkyEdge II system architecture and VSAT hardware <li>Using SkyManage and LED indicators <li>Preparation and equipment assembly <li>Finding the satellite <li>Accurate antenna pointing <li>Setting the VSAT location with SkyMagic <li>Activation <li>Cross-pol adjustment technique <li>Finishing the job <li>Troubleshooting <li>Final exam </ol>
Format: 5-15, self-paced.
Areas: Marine Satcom
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GVF503H: Hughes HN/HX Terminal Installation V M USD$Factory-au
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Course title: GVF503H: Hughes HN/HX Terminal Installation
Full Description: Intensive Hughes specific training covering Hughes HN and HX* network theory and step-by-step remote terminal installation and commissioning procedures.
Required for:
  • Understand how the Hughes HN/HX network works
  • Compare different models of HN and HX IDU’s and radios
  • Identify and assemble all components in an HN and HX terminal
  • Know what external user equipment can be connected to an HN or HX terminal
  • Configure and activate an HN or HX terminal using Satellite-Based Configuration, with or without Automatic Cross Pol testing
  • Manually configure and activate an HN or HX terminal
  • Find and accurately point a typical antenna in an HN or H
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Learning system orientation <li>Course introduction <li>Hughes HN/HX system architecture <li>Remote equipment overview <li>IFL cables and connectors <li>Basic web user interface <li>Advanced web user interface <li>Commissioning <li>Antenna pointing technique <li>Cross-pol adjustment technique <li>Troubleshooting </ol>
Format: 5-15, self-paced.
Areas: Marine Satcom
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GVF503T ed2 SpaceTrack 4000 Marine VSAT Installation and Maintenance M Included
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Course title: GVF503T ed2 SpaceTrack 4000 Marine VSAT Installation and Maintenance
Full Description: Factory-authorized training for installation, commissioning, operation, and troubleshooting of SpaceTrack 4000-series marine stabilized antenna system. Animation and 3-D simulator-based interactivity are used extensively to explain concepts and provide realistic skills practice for the student.
Required for:
  • Understand general SpaceTrack information and course prerequisites.
  • Compare purposes of front panel and M&C interfaces,
  • Navigate front panel menu,
  • Understand how to connect laptop to BDU, navigate M&C menu tree, and know the purpose of the different M&C modes/
  • Understand Real Time Status screens and move the antenna in MANUAL mode and DIAGNOSTIC mode.
  • Name and describe the axes of motion, the three gimbal axes and their purposes; identify coarse az, elevation, fine az, and p
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Course Introduction <li>Configuring and Monitoring <li>Hardware: Gimbaled Mount <li>Hardware: Antenna and RF Components <li>Hardware: Control System Components <li>Hardware: Navigation Connections <li>Acquisition and Tracking <li>Balance Concepts <li>Balancing Procedure <li>Operating Modes <li>Site Survey <li>Installation Procedures <li>Commissioning (part 1) <li>Commissioning (part 2) <li>Maintenance and Troubleshooting <li>Final Test <ol>
Format: 10-20, self-paced
Areas: Marine Satcom
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GVF503i Ed. 2: iDirect Installation and Maintenance V M Included
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Course title: GVF503i Ed. 2: iDirect Installation and Maintenance
Full Description: Intensive iDirect-specific training covering network theory and step-by-step remote terminal installation and commissioning procedures.
Required for: None
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Course introduction and iDirect overview. <li>Network operation, including TDM/TDMA MF access, iNFINITI and eVOLUTION carrier formats, encryption, fade completion, and uplink power control mechanisms. <li>Remote equipment overview, covering block diagram, iNFINITI and eVOLUTION indoor units, connections and indicators, using Ethernet ports, selecting a compatible BUC, LNB, cable, connectors, and antenna. <li>Software tour, including reading an OPTIONS file, installing and using iSite, and Web iS
Format: 5-15, self-paced.
Areas: Marine Satcom
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GVF505: RF and DC Theory for Satellite Systems V M B T E Included
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Course title: GVF505: RF and DC Theory for Satellite Systems
Full Description: Important theory and knowledge about DC and RF for all satellite technicians.
Required for: None
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>DC Theory: Ohm’s law. Amps and milliamps. Symbols. Forms of Ohm’s law. Cable loop resistance. Voltage drops on cable. Thresholds. Calculation practice simulations. Combining signals. DC, and 22 kHz.</li> <li>Gains, losses, and levels: Amplitude and frequency. Decibels: dB, dBm, dBuV. Typical levels in satellite systems. Gain and loss. Level analysis exercises with simulator.</li> <li>Cables and connectors: How cables carry RF signals. Cable types. Impedance. 50 and 75 ohm cable. Return loss and VSW
Format: 10-20, self-paced
Areas: Engineering
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GVF506: Theory of Satellite TV Systems V M B T E Included
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Course title: GVF506: Theory of Satellite TV Systems
Full Description: Theory and knowledge important for all technicians and engineers involved with satellite television broadcast systems.
Required for: None
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Microwaves and polarization: Electromagnetic waves, amplitude, frequency, blockage. The EM spectrum, frequency bands for satcom. Launching waves, setting linear polarization, antenna orientation, circular polarization. Waves in DTH systems.</li> <li>Digital TV transmission: GEO satellites and orbit locations. Satellites viewed from the ground. Satellite television. Rain fade. Modulation and demodulation. Analog and digital modulation. Generating satellite TV signals. Signal standards. Uplink gatewa
Format: 10-20, self-paced
Areas: Engineering
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GVF510 Ed2: Core Skills for VSAT Professionals V M T E Included
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Course title: GVF510 Ed2: Core Skills for VSAT Professionals
Full Description: Critical skills required for fixed-antenna VSAT field technicians and engineers, focusing on accurate antenna alignment and prevention of major sources of uplink interference.
Required for:
  • Understand why an improper VSAT installation can cause interference in the satellite.
  • Assemble a basic VSAT.
  • Correctly attach an F connector on an RG-6 cable.
  • Understand latitude, longitude, satellite position, azimuth, elevation, pol angle.
  • Aim the antenna towards the approximate satellite position based on local lat, long, and satellite long.
  • Preset feed pol angle. Find the correct satellite using a typical meter.
  • Point a small antenna accur
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Course introduction, including review of GVF Certification requirements and aspects of interference prevention.</li> <li>VSAT Hardware, with a review of the key components found in all satellite terminals.</li> Cables and connectors, including animated instruction on cable preparation and crimp and compression connector attachment and simulator skills test.</li> <li>Selecting a site, including 3-D interactive animations of latitude, longitude, and satellite orbits, and interactive l3-D line of sigh
Format: 5-15, self-paced
Areas: Engineering
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GVF514: VSAT Installation with Satmotion Pocket V M B T Included
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Course title: GVF514: VSAT Installation with Satmotion Pocket
Full Description: Install, configure, and use the Satmotion Pocket system to quickly and accurately point a VSAT antenna and align cross-pol.
Required for:
  • How the Satmotion system works and its hardware and software requirements.
  • How to configure Satmotion pocket on Android, iPhone, and PC platforms.
  • How to use Satmotion Pocket as an aid to site survey and initial antenna pointing.
  • How to accurately point the antenna in azimuth and elevation using Satmotion Pocket to minimize adjacent channel interference (ASI).
  • Three methods for using Satmotion Pocket to align cross-pol to better than 30 dB.
  • How to use Satmotion Pocket to automat
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Principles of operation. Purposes and applications of Satmotion Pocket: look angle calculation, elevation-distance-height, compass-azimuth, self-service over-the-satellite cross-pol measurement, self-service 1dB compression point, ASI measurement, installation logging. Hardware and software requirements at the hub. Transponder bandwidth requirements. How Satmotion system delivers hub-measured spectra to VSAT installer. Satellite modems supported. <li>Installation and setup. Downloading and installi
Format: 3-10, self-paced
Areas: Teleport/NOC/Operations centers
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GVF520: Satcom Fundamentals V M T E Included
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Course title: GVF520: Satcom Fundamentals
Full Description: Fundamental theory of VSAT communications for all VSAT technicians and engineers. Includes advanced interactive graphical simulations.
Required for:
  • General understanding satellite communications theory at a technician level;
  • Compare satellite, wireless, wired, and fiber communications and their preferred applications;
  • Describe spacecraft physical size, payloads, transponders, antennas, lifetime;
  • Describe typical launch vehicles;
  • Compare LEO, MEO, and GEO orbits;
  • Identify GEO arc as viewed from the earth and space;
  • Describe the concepts of links, link budgets, and how they are af
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Learning system orientation.</li> <li>Course introduction, including review of GVF Certification requirements.</li> <li>Satellite communications overview, including spacecraft, transponders, and launch vehicles.</li> <li>Orbits, with interactive simulator-based orbital mechanics experimenters and 3-D constellation animations.</li> <li>Footprints, explaining EIRP, G/T, contours, and their relationships to dish size.</li> <li>Waves, including interactive experimenters for amplitude and frequency; lat
Format: 10-20, self paced
Areas: Engineering
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GVF521: Practical Technique for VSAT Professionals V T Included
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Course title: GVF521: Practical Technique for VSAT Professionals
Full Description: Knowledge, techniques, and practical tips that every field technician and installer needs to know in order to perform a high-quality, reliable VSAT installation job.
Required for:
  • Understand typical installation instructions and specifications.
  • Describe practical configurations for VSAT indoor and outdoor hardware.
  • Proper site selection and cable routing choices.
  • Describe cable resistance & calculate DC voltage drops.
  • Define splitter RF losses and calculate IF level changes through cables and splitters.
  • Describe the proper mounting of VSAT antennas.
  • Identify proper connector and cable entry waterproofing techniques.
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Learning system orientation.</li> <li>Course introduction, including review of GVF Certification requirements.</li> <li>Site survey and planning, including compass skills with interactive exercises, clearance calculations, antenna mounts, and safety issues.</li> <li>IFL planning, including dB theory, cable loss calculations, DC loop resistance, voltage drop, return loss, and VSWR.</li> <li>Tools and test equipment, including a real-time interactive spectrum analyzer simulator and tutorial on measur
Format: 5-15, self paced
Areas: Teleport/NOC/Operations centers
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GVF522: Spectrum Analyzer Theory V M B T E Included
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Course title: GVF522: Spectrum Analyzer Theory
Full Description: Theory of signals and their spectra, how a spectrum analyzer works, and how to make typical measurements in satcom systems. Includes live, interactive spectrum analyzer simulator.
Required for: Upon completion of this course, students will have learned the key concepts for operating any spectrum analyzer and making common measurements in satellite communications.
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Review of signals and spectra. Time and frequency domains. Spectra and waveforms of CW and modulated signals. Relationships between a signal’s bit rate, power, and bandwidth. Properties of noise, noise power in bandwidth, and noise power spectral density. Carrier to noise ratio. <li>Spectrum analyzer concepts. How an analog spectrum analyzer works. Block diagram of key elements. Frequency and amplitude settings. Resolution bandwidth (RBW), video bandwidth (VBW), and trace averaging. Zero span. Mar
Format: 2-5, self-paced
Areas: Engineering
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GVF523: Operating the Rohde and Schwarz FSH4 Spectrum Analyzer V M B T E Included
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Course title: GVF523: Operating the Rohde and Schwarz FSH4 Spectrum Analyzer
Full Description: How to use the Rohde and Schwarz FSH4 spectrum analyzer, with a focus on satellite communications applications.
Required for: Upon completion of this course, students will have learned the features and capabilities of the FSH4 spectrum analyzer and how to use it to make common measurements in satellite communications.
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>The FSH4 interface and display, how to navigate the controls, and how to set up frequency, span, detector, and amplitude settings for basic measurements. <li>The FSH4's capabilities for setting resolution bandwidth, video bandwidth, sweep time, and trace averaging, how they relate to each other, and guidelines for choosing appropriate settings. Display annotation features including display line and markers. How the FSH4's built-in attenuator and preamplifier work and how to select the best settings
Format: 3-6, self-paced
Areas: Engineering
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GVF530: Core Skills for Mobile Satellite Terminal Operators B T E Included
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Course title: GVF530: Core Skills for Mobile Satellite Terminal Operators
Full Description: Key skills for all operators of auto-point (auto-deploy) satellite terminals.
Required for: None
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Course introduction. <li>Orbits and pointing angles, including geostationary orbits, orbits view from the ground, satellite positions, orbit slots, footprints, latitude and longitude, azimuth and elevation. <li>Auto-pointing antennas, including parts of an auto-point terminal, the auto-deploy mechanism, automatic acquisition, and modem lock indicators. <li>Choosing your site, including site selection rules, blockage, determining pointing angles, estimating azimuth, compass limitations, magnetic and
Format: None
Areas: Engineering
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GVF531: Access Procedure Skills B T E Included
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Course title: GVF531: Access Procedure Skills
Full Description: Accurate pointing and cross-pol alignment skills for operators of auto-point terminals that are not type approved.
Required for: When you have completed this course, you will know how to manually find a satellite using the antenna's manual jog controls and the modem's lock indicator; how to optimize azimuth and elevation pointing following the beam balance method, using the antenna's jog controls and the modem's received signal level indicator; and how to align cross-polarization by contacting the Satellite Access Center by telephone and adjusting the antenna's pol jog controls.
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Course introduction. <li>General Access Procedure, including definition of the GAP and how it affects auto-point terminal operators, and etiquette for checking cross-pol and bringing up carriers. <li>Checking pointing, including typical modem indicators, dealing with acquisition problems, simulator practice in manually finding the satellite, why small pointing errors cause interference, step-by-step technique for checking pointing with the beam balance method, and practice and skills tests using th
Format: 5-10, self-paced
Areas: Engineering
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GVF532: Core Uplinking Skills B T E Included
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Course title: GVF532: Core Uplinking Skills
Full Description: Key skills for operators of manually-controlled, motorized earth stations, such as teleports and SNG trucks.
Required for: When you have completed this course, you will understand fundamental theory of satellite communications important for operators of manually-controlled earth stations; how to calculate IF and RF frequencies and operate a spectrum analyzer; how to use a spectrum analyzer to identify the correct satellite; how to accurately point the antenna using the beam balance method; and how to work with a Satellite Access Center to align cross-polarization.
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Course introduction. <li>RF and Modulation, including antenna main beam and sidelobes; the effects of sidelobes; antenna size, gain, and beamwidth; waveguide sizes, components, and flanges; the function of the LNB; the function of a 70-MHz upconverter; calculating L-band, 70 MHz, and RF frequencies; amplifier compression, saturation, and distortion; overload effects using interactive simulator; HPAs, SSPAs, and TWTAs; symbol and bit rates; Bit Error Rate; Carrier to Noise Ratio. <li>Satellites and
Format: 10-20, self-paced
Areas: Engineering
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GVF561: Fundamentals for Marine VSAT Operators M Included
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Course title: GVF561: Fundamentals for Marine VSAT Operators
Full Description: General knowledge and skills for crew responsible for operating and monitoring a satellite terminal at sea.
Required for:
  • Describe basic concepts of geo satellites, signals and networks; identify the VSAT components.
  • Explain why and how VSAT compensates for ship roll, pitch, and yaw; relate AZ/EL/POL to location, heading, and satellite; describe the functions of the antenna controller.
  • Compare heading and location and describe which ship’s navigation systems (GPS, gyro compass, etc.) provide each to the VSAT and why.
  • Describe typical IP applications on board that would rely on the VSAT, including WiFi.
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Maritime communications <li>Satellite basics <li>Stabilized antennas <li>VSAT basics <li>Connecting to other ship equipment <li>Bands and beams <li>Blockage and safety <li>Interference </ol>
Format: 5-10, self-paced
Areas: Marine Satcom
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GVF562E: Operating the SeaTel Model '09 Series Marine VSAT M Included
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Course title: GVF562E: Operating the SeaTel Model '09 Series Marine VSAT
Full Description: Specific knowledge and skills for crew responsible for operating and monitoring a Cobham SeaTel '09 series marine VSAT terminal at sea.
Required for:
  • Know the components of the terminal.
  • Know how the antenna stabilizes by moving on its axes. Understand terminal operation including targeting, searching, tracking.
  • Be able to interpret front panel displays and control unit and modem LED’s for normal operation or faults.
  • Know how to systematically check the complete system for healthy operation.
  • Be able to determine if an outage is transient due to rain fade or blockage, or due to an equipment failure.
  • Know how to re-synchron
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Learning system orientation. How to use the learning system, find reference materials, and get help. <li>Course introduction. About SeaTel. What you will be learning in the course. <li>How it works. Typical above-decks and below-decks installations. Overview of the system hardware components including radome, pedestal, and antenna control unit. The axes of motion of the antenna. Polarization control. Stabilization and the importance of balance. Targeting, searching, and DishScan tracking. <li>Norma
Format: 5-15, self-paced
Areas: Marine Satcom
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GVF562E-IMA: Operating the Sea Tel IMA Series Marine VSAT M Included
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Course title: GVF562E-IMA: Operating the Sea Tel IMA Series Marine VSAT
Full Description: Specific knowledge and skills for crew responsible for operating and monitoring a Cobham SeaTel IMA- series marine VSAT terminal at sea, including the Series 12 and GX antennas.
Required for:
  • Know the components of the terminal.
  • Know how the antenna stabilizes by moving on its axes. Understand terminal operation including targeting, searching, tracking.
  • Be able to interpret the built-in Web pages and control unit and modem LED’s for normal operation or faults.
  • Know how to systematically check the complete system for healthy operation.
  • Be able to determine if an outage is transient due to rain fade or blockage, or due to an equipment failure.
  • Know how to re-synchr
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Learning system orientation. How to use the learning system, find reference materials, and get help. <li>Course introduction. About SeaTel. What you will be learning in the course. <li>How it works. Typical above-decks and below-decks installations. Overview of the system hardware components including radome, pedestal, and antenna control unit. The axes of motion of the antenna. Polarization control. Stabilization and the importance of balance. Targeting, searching, and DishScan tracking. <li>Norma
Format: 5-15, self-paced
Areas: Marine Satcom
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GVF562N Operating the Intellian v100 and Similar Terminals M Included
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Course title: GVF562N Operating the Intellian v100 and Similar Terminals
Full Description: Specific knowledge and skills for crew responsible for operating and monitoring Intellian v100 and similar marine VSAT terminals at sea.
Required for:
  • Know the components of the terminal.
  • Understand how the antenna stabilizes by moving on its axes.
  • Understand terminal operation including targeting, searching, and tracking.
  • Be able to interpret front panel displays, control unit,and modem LEDs for normal operation or faults.
  • Know how to systematically check the complete system for healthy operation.
  • Be able to determine if an outage is transient due to rain fade or blockage, or is due to equipment failure.
  • Know how to
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Course introduction. About Intellian. What you will be learning in the course. <li>System overview. Typical above‐decks and below‐decks installations. Overview of the system hardware components including radome, pedestal, and antenna control unit. The axes of motion of the antenna. Targeting, searching, and tracking. <li>Normal operation. Reading the ACU and modem front panel LED’s. Checking for healthy operation. What happens when it rains. Pre‐defined blockage zones. System startup checklist. Obs
Format: 4-12, self-paced
Areas: Marine Satcom
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GVF562T: Operating the SpaceTrack Marine VSAT M Included
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Course title: GVF562T: Operating the SpaceTrack Marine VSAT
Full Description: Specific knowledge and skills for crew responsible for operating and monitoring a SpaceTrack 4000 marine VSAT terminal at sea.
Required for:
  • Know the components of the terminal.
  • Know how the antenna stabilizes by moving on its axes.
  • Understand terminal operation including targeting, searching, tracking.
  • Be able to interpret front panel displays and control unit and modem LED’s for normal operation or faults.
  • Know how to systematically check the complete system for healthy operation.
  • Be able to determine if an outage is transient due to rain fade or blockage, or due to an equipment failure.
  • Know how to recov
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Course introduction. About Harris CapRock. What you will be learning in the course. <li>How it works. Typical above-decks and below-decks installations. Overview of the system hardware components including radome, pedestal, and antenna control unit. The axes of motion of the antenna. Polarization control. Stabilization and the importance of balance. Targeting, searching, and tracking. <li>Normal operation. Reading the ACU and modem front panel LED’s. Checking for healthy operation. What happens whe
Format: 5-15, self-paced
Areas: Marine Satcom
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GVF811: Carrier ID Principles and Operation B T Included
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Course title: GVF811: Carrier ID Principles and Operation
Full Description: Background, technology, operation, and practical aspects of Carrier Identification (Carrier ID), an important tool for mitigating interference.
Required for:
  • Describe common unintentional satellite interference phenomena, including adjacent satellite interference, cross-pol, excess power, excess bandwidth, incorrect uplink frequency, and unauthorized transmission.
  • Describe the causes and effects of typical interference events.
  • Compare prevention and resolution approaches to interference mitigation, and describe industry methods for each, including training, type approvals, geolocation, and Carrier ID.
  • Describe how Carrier ID technology works
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>About interference <li>Carrier ID - technical principles <li>Uplinking with Carrier ID <li>Resolving interference using Carrier ID </ol>
Format: 2-4, self-paced
Areas: Teleport/NOC/Operations centers
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Course title: O3b732: O3b Advanced System Fundamentals
Full Description: A wide-ranging technical overview of the operating principles of SES Networks’ O3b MEO constellation and services.
Required for: When this course is completed students will understand the operating principles, network configuration, satellite constellation, beam configuration and management, ground equipment, and network and system management for SES Networks' O3b system.
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>SES Networks Systems Overview. Reviews the MEO system, beams, link terminology, signal path, and MEO satellites. <li>RF Architecture. Discusses the RF systems on board the satellites including how the satellites’ antennas work and are organized into beams, how the beams are interconnected into RF channels, the RF frequency channel and polarization scheme, and how the ground stations connect to each other through the satellite beams. <li>Working in the MEO Orbit. Provides details on the MEO orbit
Format: 3-10, self-paced
Areas: Satellite business, technology, markets, sales support
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O3b733: O3b Fixed Terminal Site Survey V USD$In this co
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Course title: O3b733: O3b Fixed Terminal Site Survey
Full Description: Knowledge and skills required to survey a potential site for an SES Networks O3b Tier-2 fixed terminal.
Required for: Upon completion of this course, students will have gained the confidence and knowledge needed in completing the required site survey form, preparing for the site visit, using the provided apps to identify antenna locations with a clear line of site to the O3b arc, planning the IFL run, analyzing the existing power system, and selecting the best location for indoor equipment.
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li>Preparing for the site survey. Introduces the students to O3b Networks’ statement of work, tasking order, and the Survey Report. <li>Antenna Placement. Introduces concepts of longitude, latitude, azimuth, and elevation, as well as line of sight and the O3b arc. How to use the O3b Line-of-Sight app and the Antenna Arrangement Planner. <li>IFL. The importance of IFL cable measurements, how to determine IFL cable routing indoors and outdoor, and cable entry points into the equipment shelter. <li>Po
Format: 2-5, self-paced
Areas: Fixed VSAT
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SES731: Introduction to SES Networks V M S Included
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Course title: SES731: Introduction to SES Networks
Full Description: Introduction to SES Networks services and solutions.
Required for: None
Pre-requisites: <ol> <li><b>About SES Networks. </b>The SES Networks organization and the services it offers. <li>Space and Terrestrial Infrastructure. A short history of satellite communications leading to today's GEO and MEO constellations. SES Networks' GEO, O3b MEO, and mPower MEO satellite fleets and their supporting ground networks. Example case study. <li>Services Portfolio. Customized end-to-end solutions. Network coverage. Managed solutions. Lifecycle services. Training. How SES Networks works with customers. Case
Format: 1-2, self-paced.
Areas: Satellite business, technology, markets, sales support
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