Course Number: B2201 - NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER - Armstrong
Type of Course: Residence 5 days (plus 16 hours of prerequisite self-study)
Audience: ESAs, ETs.
The NWR class employs multiple instruction delivery mechanisms for
cost efficient and effective learning.
This training consists of two principal venues:
- Student self-study (on-site). This web-based training consists of seven prerequisite lessons and a 20-question final test.
- NWSTC classroom and lab. At the conclusion of the self-study portion,
students travel to NWSTC for hands-on training and skills verification.
Objectives: To provide the electronic technician with the skills required
to maintain the Armstrong Weather Radio transmitter at established
National Weather Service Standards.
Content: The course consists of the theory of operation, circuit analysis
and practical application of diagnostic techniques of the Armstrong 100, 300 and
1000 Watt transmitters. Use of the ROAMS (Remote Off Air Monitoring System), and
the Armstrong interface software is covered.
Testing: Written tests for the course include:
- Pre-test covering self-study materials
- Take-home quiz on Day 1
- Final quiz on Day 2
Materials: All materials are provided. Printed manual distributed in class.