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Registration is now open for the 2019 Education Forum!

Las Vegas, Nevada - March 4-8, 2019

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Join ETA for hands-on training in the latest technologies, and in-depth sessions on subjects related to your industry, at the 2019 Education Forum, co-located with the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE)

Training Offered:

  • 5G Technician: An Introduction to 5G
  • Associate Certified Electronics Technician
  • Communications Site Installer (R56) Training
  • Cybersecurity and Information Technology Specialist Training
  • DAS and BDA Design, Installation and Maintenance
  • General Communications Technician Training, Level 1
  • Line and Antenna Sweep
  • Microwave Fundamentals
  • PIM Testing Training
  • Radio Frequency Interference Mitigation
  • Smart Buildings Technologies

Sessions Offered:

  • Advanced Applied UAV/Drone Use: sUAS for Public Safety
  • Avoiding Common Fiber Field Problems
  • Basic Antenna Theory – Converting Electrical Energy into Electromagnetic Energy
  • DWING, Drone Wars, Interactive Next-Gen Gaming
  • Evolution of Mount Analysis: Effects of TIA Rev H and TIA-5053
  • Measuring Transmission Line Quality Prior to and During Installation on Towers
  • Optical Wireless Communication Demonstrations
  • Toxic Air We Breathe
  • Wireless Pipeline Monitoring: IoT Is The Final Solution

Please check the Education Forum page for more information as well as registration and scholarship opportunities!

ETA Members - vote for your 2019-20 Officers and Award Winners!

Officers and Award Winners will be announced in the January/February issue of the High Tech News. The new ETA Board of Directors will be inducted at the ETA Forum/IWCE Expo, March 4-8, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
You have until December 1,2018 to vote.

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