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TWiRT 555 - Aerial Measurements, Military Precision with Phil Larsen

TWiRT - This Week in Radio Tech - Podcast

Phil Larsen used to fly drones to pick up bad guys discussing their evil plans.  Now he runs the QForce Airborne Division of  QCommunications, listening to radio and TV stations while measuring transmitted signal patterns. Aerial signal measurement has been around since an engineer carried an RF field strength meter into a helicopter. But, today’s measurements using custom-built drones are far superior to earlier methods.  Phil explains what goes into drone-based RF measurements to assure accuracy and integrity of the measurement results. Show Notes:QForce - Airborne Division of QCommunicationsTower videos by Phil Larsen on YouTubeSample Report from Aerial Measurements (PDF) Guest:Phil Larsen - Vice President of QForce - division of Qcommunications, LLC Host:Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, Star94.3, & South Seas BroadcastingFollow TWiRT on Twitter and on FacebookTWiRT is brought to you by:Nautel and the continuing informative live webinars. Sign up for free!Broadcasters General Store, with outstanding service, saving, and support. Online at BGS.cc.  Broadcast Bionics - making radio smarter with Bionic Studio, visual radio, and social media tools at Bionic.radio.Angry Audio - with StudioHub cables and adapters. Audio problems disappear when you get Angry at AngryAudio.com.  And MaxxKonnectWireless - Prioritized High Speed Internet Service designed for Transmitter Sites and Remote Broadcasts.  Look for in-depth radio engineering articles in Radio-Guide magazine.Subscribe to Audio:iTunesRSSStitcherTuneInSubscribe to Video:iTunesRSSYouTube

30 Jul 2021

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TWiRT Ep. 555 - Aerial Measurements, Military Precision with Phil Larsen

This Week In Radio Tech (TWiRT)

Phil Larsen used to fly drones to pick up bad guys discussing their evil plans. Now he runs the QForce Airborne Division of QCommunications, listening to radio and TV stations while measuring transmitted signal patterns. Aerial signal measurement has been around since an engineer carried an RF field strength meter into a helicopter. But, today’s measurements using custom-built drones are far superior to earlier methods. Phil explains what goes into drone-based RF measurements to assure accuracy and integrity of the measurement results.

1hr 11mins

30 Jul 2021

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TWiRT Ep. 555 - Aerial Measurements, Military Precision with Phil Larsen

This Week in Radio Tech HD

Phil Larsen used to fly drones to pick up bad guys discussing their evil plans. Now he runs the QForce Airborne Division of QCommunications, listening to radio and TV stations while measuring transmitted signal patterns. Aerial signal measurement has been around since an engineer carried an RF field strength meter into a helicopter. But, today’s measurements using custom-built drones are far superior to earlier methods. Phil explains what goes into drone-based RF measurements to assure accuracy and integrity of the measurement results.

30 Jul 2021

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How Drones Are Preserving Free TV Broadcast Frequency: Phil Larsen, QForce Airborne

Drone Radio Show

Can Drone help in averting a TV Frequency Famine? Phil Larsen is Vice President of the QForce, the Airborne Division of Q communications.  QComm is a professional engineering company that assists TV Stations in converting analog to digital operations, ensuring compliance with transmission regulations governing signal strength and reach.  This is all part of the FCC “Repack” program.  Qforce uses unmanned aerial vehicle technologies to provide efficient, accurate and cost-effective measurement solutions.  As the demand and opportunities for free digital tv services increase, the need for TV broadcasting stations to maintain FCC compliance will grow. Phil is one of the leading subject matter experts in vertical inpections by way of UAV in an RF environment.  His career includes more than a decade of experience designing solutions and advising the telecommunications industry on the benefits of using UAVs. He previously worked for the DoD, NSA, CIA, Navy and other government agencies globally, and brings with him an exceptional background and understanding of the safe, accurate and overall benefits of UAS technology to the digital broadcast industry. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Phil talks introduces to the Airborne Division of Qcomm, why measuring TV broadcast fields is important, and how drones can help TV stations and tower owners maintain FCC compliance efficiently and safely.

43mins

2 Feb 2021

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Phil Larsen (Prettygreat)

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Phil Larsen is the Managing Director at game developer Prettygreat (Land Sliders). He was previously the Chief Marketing Officer for Halfbrick Studios, working on the launches of Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride, Colossatron, Raskulls, and more. Prior to that he was a games writer for PALGN and AustralianGamer.

51mins

3 Oct 2016