The primary class we offer is: Antennas for Tactical Operators.
Antennas for Tactical Operators graduates will:
Understand the basic fundamentals of antenna operation, intuitively and quantitatively.
Be equipped to reliably and quickly establish communications in the field, under disadvantaged conditions.
Master a proven doctrine of field expedient antennas and methods minimizing Time To Comms (TTC).
Own a set of proven recipes for rapidly buildable and deployable improvised antennas.
Understand the tools needed in the field.
Antennas for Tactical Operators is an intensive 45-hour course including lecture, lab work, and much hands-on construction. The class culminates with a comprehensive field exercise. Our primary focus is UHF SATCOM and LOS, although other bands will be discussed. Antennas for Tactical Operators is comprised of three modules:
radiation, polarization, multipath
VHF and UHF propagation
natural and man-made noise
your friend the dB
impedance and matching
balance and decoupling
essential personal gear
the perils of digital modes
gain and patterns
flat sheet reflectors
stressed sheet semi-parabolics
conductors and absorbers
feedline repair techniques
hasty impedance matching
Optional modules can be added depending on customer needs:
materials and techniques
using man-made structures
covert antennas from locally available materials
LPI / LPD and clandestine operations
basics of direction finding
antennas for DF
field expedient techniques
improving embedded antennas
commercial satellite data / voice
antennas for SHF
bands: Ku Ka X
improving your out-of-bounds location
HF propagation and the ionosphere
HF antennas: dipole, random wire, V beam, slant
overview of HF gain antennas
antenna matching at HF
ALE / multiband operation
introduction to software defined radios
basic DSP principles
building your own applications
Custom modules may be created for any requested topic. Please query us. We'll teach you anything. Ask about our daily specials!