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Guardian Webinars

Emergency Responder Coverage Enhancement Systems, or ERCES, are used to provide radio signal inside buildings to ensure our First Responders are safe and able to communicate with their teams while inside a structure. They utilize Bi-Directional Amplifiers, or BDAs, and subsidiary components like antennas, cable and splitters to collect the signal provided outside the building and broadcast it inside, subverting the exterior materials that typically prevent signal from getting to the First Responders inside. These courses will help you first identify the market, then understand what an ERCES is and ultimately what it takes to successfully install and deploy an ERCES.

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Introduction to ERCES

Topics covered:

  • ERCES Components and Terminology
  • AHJ Expectations and Parameters
  • Guardian Series BDAs
  • Site Survey Process

No training is currently scheduled.

Recorded Introductory Course

If you are unable to attend, you can view a recorded session here:

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ERCES Guardian Manufacturer Certification

Topics covered:

  • The Basics of Radio Frequency Behaviors
  • System Design Process
  • Oscillation Prevention
  • Deployment Process
  • Trouble Shooting the ERCES

No training is currently scheduled.

Recorded Certification Course

If you are unable to attend, you can view a recorded session here:

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Live Training

ERCES Training

FCC Licensing for General Radiotelephone Operator License/BDA ERCES Radio Systems

The FCC licensing for General Radiotelephone Operator License/BDA ERCES live training is geared towards those responsible for installing, designing and implementing radio telephone systems.

The three day course will cover in depth the FCC elements 1, 3 and 8 delivered by Elkins Training Company, along with Potter's professional BDA ERCES Systems training. Examinations will be conducted by an official FCC designated examiner. Training will take place from 8:00am to 5:00pm each day. Upon completion each attendee will have the tools to successfully install, program and start-up a BDA ERCES system.

Class attendance is limited to 20 people with a fee of $2,000 per attendee. A minimum of 10 attendees is required. If a minimum of 10 attendees is not registered at least 2 weeks before the start of class it will be canceled. Attendees will be notified via email if the class is canceled.

Participants will receive:

  • All ELKINS renown FCC Study Guides, and other classroom materials provided
  • Class Instruction by highly experienced/professional instructor with years of electronics experience
  • Examinations conducted by Official FCC Designated Examiner; additional instruction and re-exams if needed
  • FCC License processing; students receive Proof of Passing Certificates at class end

Registration Dates

Date Location Link
May 31 - Jun 2
$2000 Includes GROL and Manufacturer Certification for BDAs
Southern California, Orange County Register