Badger State Chapter Back To Basics- OSP Seminar

Badger State Chapter Back to Basics: OSP Seminar


Wednesday, September 18

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center

625 W. Rolling Meadows Drive
Fond du Lac, WI - 920-923-1440



Back to Basics - OSP

This seminar will focus on OSP Maintenance with a strong emphasis on impairments and basic amplifier and node set up. It will include troubleshooting using PNM / HPMT data which is a skill set that will improve technician efficiency and overall node performance resulting in higher plant reliability and customer satisfaction. 
 8:30am - 9:00am: Registration - Continental Breakfast

9:00am - 9:15am: Chapter Business

9:15am – 10:30am:
Ranging nonlinear distortions (CPD) and linear distortions - Glenn R Hatt Sr. Field Engineer, Arcom Digital

    • Glenn will cover nonlinear distortions and linear distortions to include CPD, micro-reflections and group delay. It will include identifying these impairments, methods of tracking them down, and the causes / resolutions.

 10:30am - 10:45am: Break

10:45am - 12:00pm:
PNM using Lighthouse & Scope – Jack Arneson Sr. Dir, Regional Field Ops & Jeff Gerner Sr. Dir, Regional Plant Maintenance, Charter

    • Jack and Jeff will show how to use Lighthouse and Scope Preventive Network Maintenance tools for troubleshooting impairments.  This will include a few case studies taken from actual Charter markets.

12:00pm to 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm - 2:15pm:
OSP basic set up and theory- John McKeon, System Engineer, Cisco Systems

    • John will cover basic Rf Amplifier set up including AGC circuits and temperature compensation.  Also basic Node and Optical Amplifier theory, principals, and setup.

2:15pm - 2:30pm: Break

2:30pm to 3:45pm:
Upstream noise and impairments Eric Olson, Senior Video Engineer, Viavi Solutions
Eric will discuss PathTrak, MacTrak, XperTrak and unique tools available in the DSAM 6300/ONX 630.

Attendance Fee:  $30 Non-Member, $20 SCTE Member

 Questions- Jim Chartre,

9/18/2019 8:30 AM - 9/18/2019 4:00 PM
Holiday Inn- Fond Du Lac
625 W Rolling Meadows Dr
Fond Du Lac, WI

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