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Type of Course: In residence for 5.0 days at the NWSTC (plus 4 hours of prerequisite self-study)

Overview: The NWR class employs multiple instruction delivery mechanisms for cost efficient and effective learning. This training consists of two principal venues:

  1. Student self-study (on-site). This web-based training consists of seven lessons with self-grading quizzes and a final exam.
  2. 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 CROWN 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 CROWN 100, 300 and 1000 Watt transmitters. Balancing of the power transmitter modules and system troubleshooting is covered. Also, use of the ROAMS (Remote Off Air Monitoring System), and the RTC-Gentner interface software is covered.

Testing: Daily take-home quizzes; and final exam on the last day.

Prerequisites: Prior to attending the residence course, the following should be completed:

Materials: All materials are provided. Students should bring a laptop PC (with CDROM reader) if possible to load and use the RTC-Gentner software.


  • Michael Reddy

Class dates:

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    Kansas City, M0 64153
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