ARCIA's professional training day in Canberra, 30 January

Australian Radio Communications Industry Association

By Jonathan Nally
Thursday, 16 January, 2020

ARCIA's professional training day in Canberra, 30 January

ARCIA’s next professional development training day will be held at the Rydges Capital Hill in Canberra on 30 January and will comprise three workshop sessions, one in the morning and two parallel in the afternoon.

The morning workshop will cover RF filtering and transmitter multi-coupling systems, providing industry-specific training with theory and practical components. The workshop will be facilitated by Chris Stevens (CartGIS Managing Director and SLSA Lifesaving Communications Advisor) and presented by Mark Mezzapica (Chief Technology Officer, RFI Wireless).

The first of the afternoon workshops will cover lightning protection and tower earthing for communications towers. The workshop addresses the common misconception that nothing can really be done to protect sensitive radio equipment from the forces of Mother Nature.

An understanding of the basic principles behind the nature of lightning events will show that it is in fact possible to mitigate the damage caused by a lightning strike through the use of appropriate protectors in conjunction with an adequate grounding system.

The workshop will be presented by Kaine Mulder from RFI Technology and facilitated by ARCIA.

The second afternoon workshop will cover mapping and GIS fundamentals for critical communications.

Participants will explore GIS and mapping engines, data formats and sources, scale, orientation and mapping projections, and examine commonly used industry software, data availability and costs. The workshop will also provide insights on how to integrate GIS and mapping engines into radio management systems and other critical communication applications.

The workshop will be presented by Chris Stevens and facilitated by ARCIA.

These are industry-accredited training sessions hosted by ARCIA as part of its Professional Development Training series. Attendees will be required to complete a workbook that will be collected at the end of the session for verification of the understanding of the training contents. The workbook will then be returned to the attendee together with a certificate of attendance and completion from ARCIA.

Registration costs are $350+GST for ARCIA members and $500+GST for non-members. Bookings of five or more people from the same organisation will attract a $50 discount.

Image credit: © Matveev

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