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Type of Course: In-residence for 4.0 days at the NWSTC  (plus 4 hours of prerequisite self-study)

Objectives: To provide NWS Electronic Technicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to calibrate, perform preventive maintenance, and perform corrective maintenance on the CEC NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter. Corrective maintenance is taught to the Field Replacement Unit (FRU) level consistent with the current CEC Weather Radio transmitter maintenance philosophy. Students will understand both the diagnostic and operation of the CEC software. Students will leave the course with an understanding of the overall concept of the CEC Weather Radio transmitter system.

Content: This course will cover system manual content and layout, installation requirements, power up and down sequence, removal and replacement of FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) within the G300 and G1000 systems, perform alignment procedures for the G300 and G1000, use of test equipment, use of remote monitoring and control software, ROAMS operation, remotely switch the operating transmitter using SAME codes and Switching Tones, perform preventative and corrective maintenance on the systems.

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

Suggested Review:

  1. An overview of the NWR program
  2. All the NWR support software, available Maintenance Notes, Modification Notes, and Manuals are under the NWR/CRS/WRIP section of the Ops1 page
  3. Explanation of SAME and FIPS codes and their application to NWR

Materials: All materials are provided


  • Michael Reddy

Class dates:

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