Amateur Television (ATV)

 

Keep an eye on the BCARES schedule for Training and Certification opportunities!! It's a great chance to roll up the sleeves and dig in, ask questions, learn a thing or two, and have some fun at the same time. Be it in one of our training classes or events such as the CU football games.

Training and Credentialing curriculum for Amateur Television (ATV)
are segmented into three units:

ATV-101 : Provides the basic framework of Amateur Television (ATV) within BCARES.

  • Why ATV is so important to our many served agencies.
  • The equipment that that makes it all happen and what it looks like.
  • How to set up an ATV backpack and get it on the air.
  • How all this equipment "stuff" interacts and comes together to provide a video link.
  • Basic terminology and best known operating practices.
  • A little bit of technical background (but not too much)
  • Basic trouble shooting techniques specifically geared for camera (ATV Backpacks)
  • What is required as part of the Field Support certification level.

ATV Quad Box : Provides Advanced level information specific to the
Quad Receiver and ATV Net operations.

  • "Quad Box" operation and components from the electro-darwinian pool from which they came.
  • Further problem solving knowledge specifically geared toward the "Quad Box".
  • Greater depth and definition of what makes up the RS-170 (Composite Video) signal.
  • What is required as part of the Field Qualified certification level.

ATV Repeater :

  • Portable Repeater setup, operation, and elements.  (Yes what all those knobs are really used for)
  • Further problem solving knowledge specifically geared toward the Portable Repeater.
  • What is required as part of the Field Qualified certification level.

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