[RFI] FYI on RFI Services Training

Mike Martin rfiservices@erols.com
Thu, 28 Feb 2002 19:59:53 -0500

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Your readers will want to forward this info to their local power
Mike k3rfi

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COMPLAINTS BY ATTENDING THE}{\author Michael C. Martin}{\operator =
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{Presented by RFI Services of Maryland
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Course benefits:}{\f1  }{\f1\fs16 Utilities are under tremendous =
pressure to cut costs while improving customer loyalty. This cou
rse provides comprehensive hands on field experience included with =
classroom demonstrations that will reduce your time spent on =
interference complaints. Participants will perform the most effective =
and efficient methods of pinpointing and eliminating powe
r line and customer owned electrical interference sources using a =
variety of methods and equipment.
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\par }{\b\f1\fs16 You will learn how to:}{\f1\fs16  Increase the =
efficiency of your present equipment and improve with new equipment. =
Recognize the difference between an inside and outs
ide noise source, starting with the first phone contact. Understand the =
causes and how to eliminate electrical interference problems. Recognize =
the complaint source from other sources in the area, eliminating =
unnecessary repairs. Prevent problems beginnin
g with construction.
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\par }{\b\f1\fs16 Who should attend:}{\f1\fs16=20
 This workshop is intended for technicians, linemen, engineers, =
operations and management personnel responsible for solving RFI & TVI =
complaints. This includes those involved with design, operation, =
maintenance & cons
truction and training on Utility T&D, Substation, Cable TV, Telephone =
systems and customer information personnel.
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\par }{\f1\fs16 The group will demonstrate a variety of techniques using =
the most effective equipment available. The workshops include class and =
field equipment, the most beneficial training available, and a =
Certificate of Completion.=20
If your company uses, manufactures, sells or has the need for =
interference locating equipment, be a part of the most comprehensive =
classroom and field training available. To give
 the personal attention necessary for training, workshop attendance is =
limited and not open to vending. }{\b\f1\fs16 Don\rquote t miss this =
opportunity}{\f1\fs16 .
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\par }{\b\f1\fs16 Agenda:
\par }{\f1\fs16 What causes interference. Myths and Facts. The most =
common sources & how to recognize them. Locating equipment & techniques. =
Basic and modern. Correction and Prevention of RFI sources.
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\par }{\f1\fs16 Power Line Interference Source Locating in the Field
\par Stop replacing insulators and transformers. =20
\par Separate those inside and outside noise sources.=20
\par Common customer sources and how to locate them.
\par Stories from the field. Field experiences.}{\b\f1\fs16=20
\par Quotes from previous workshops:}{\f1\fs16=20
\par }{\b\f1\fs16 *}{\f1\fs16  A comprehensive approach. The problems, =
the equipment and solutions all presented in a \'93what really works\'94 =
presentation\'85 Not just theory. }{\b\f1\fs16 *}{\f1\fs16  Mike took a =
highly tec
hnical, complex subject and made it simple and easy to =
understand.}{\b\f1\fs16 *}{\f1\fs16  It was great to have an instructor =
who not only knows the material, but also works the job full time. =
}{\b\f1\fs16 * }{\f1\fs16=20
Mike is very organized and keeps you interested. A very good speaker. =20
\par }{\b\f1\fs16 *}{\f1\fs16  Since attending the workshop, I'm solving =
complaints in a fraction of the time it took before.}{\b\f1\fs14=20
\par }{\b\f1\fs16 About your instructors:}{\f1\fs16=20
\par }{\b\f1\fs16 Mike Martin}{\f1\fs16  owns and operates the =
Consulting & RFI Locating firm called RFI Services. He\rquote s been =
locating interference sources and training  Power=20
& Telcom companies full time for over 20 years and solves an average of =
500 interference complaints a year. He takes advantage of the =
opportunity to test all RFI locating equipment and makes recommendations =
to the manufacturers for improvements. Mike has=20
received acknowledgments in publications such as}{\b\f1\fs16 :}{\f1\fs16 =
 AC Power Interference Manual * Power Line Interference, A Practical =
\par * T&D Magazine and * The American Radio Relay League Journal. Mike =
is multi-licensed by the FCC and considered to be the most experienced =
Interference Investigator in the country.
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\par }{\b\f1\fs16 Marv Loftness}{\f1\fs16  is the inventor of many RFI =
locating instruments, including the indispensable Hotstick Line Sniffer. =
His personal research into the causes and effects of power line noises =
and noise patterns=20
on the oscilloscope led to the development of these instruments and to =
the development of his rapid locating system. For this research he was =
honored by the IEEE with a Fellow Membership in their Power Engineering =
Society. Prior to his years as an EMC eng
ineer with BPA he was with the FAA as an electronics specialist, and =
with Boeing, as a design engineer.  A graduate of Pacific Lutheran =
University, he is author of AC Power Interference.
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Mike Martin
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