Typical Course Outline

 

I.        Introduction To Pilot Relays

A.     Basic Power Line Carriers

1.      Relays

2.      Transmitters and Receivers

3.      Line Tuners

4.      CCVTs

5.      Line Traps

            B. Terms and Definitions

            C. Power Line Characteristics

1.      Overhead Lines

2.      Power Cables

3.      Power Line Noise

4.      Modal Propagation

            D. Test Instruments

                        1.   Model 60 Impedance Meter

2.      Model 70 Power/SWR Meter

3.      Model 90 High Level VLF Signal Source

4.      Model 110 Frequency Selective Voltmeter

II.                  Power Line Carrier Coupling

            A. CCVTs and Coupling Capacitors

1.      Specifications

2.      Classifications

3.      Reactance

4.   Adjustments           

            B. Line Trap Testing And Tuning

1.      Single Frequency

a.                  Trench

b.                  General Electric

c.                  Westinghouse

2.      Two Frequency

a.                  Trench

b.                  General Electric

c.                  Westinghouse

3.      Wide Band

a.                  Trench

b.                  General Electric

c.                  Westinghouse 

4. Hands-On Exercises

            C. Line Tuner Testing And Tuning

1.      Single Frequency

a.                  Trench

b.                  General Electric

c.            Westinghouse

2.      Two Frequency

                                    a.         Trench

b.                 General Electric

c.                 Westinghouse

3.      Wide Band

a.      Trench

b.      General Electric

c.      Westinghouse 

                        4. Hands-On Exercises

III.                AM Carriers

            A.        Product Overview & Functions Performed

            B.        Relay Interfaces

            C.        System Configurations

            D.        Block Diagram Analysis

            E.        Equipment Operation & Alignment

F.         Typical Levels and Adjustments

G.        Test Instrument Usage

H.        Hands-on Exercises

IV.       FSK Carriers

            A.        Product Overview & Functions Performed

            B.        Relay Interfaces

            C.        System Configurations

            D.        Block Diagram Analysis

            E.        Equipment Operation & Alignment

            F.         Frequency Settings and Filter Connections

G.        Typical Levels and Adjustments

H.        Test Instrument Usage

I.          Hands-on Exercises

V.        FSK Audio Tones

            A.        Product Overview & Functions Performed

            B.        Relay Interfaces

            C.        System Configurations

            D.        Block Diagram Analysis

            E.        Equipment Operation & Alignment

            F.         Frequency Settings and Filter Connections

G.        Typical Levels and Adjustments

H.        Test Instrument Usage

I.          Hands-on Exercises

VI.       Open Discussion of System Problems

VII.      Review and Summary

VIII.     Certificates and Adjournment