Do you find yourself in the Wild West of RF struggling to make things work?

But don't know where to start or how to resolve the problem?

Learn how to troubleshoot RF as well as you troubleshoot your audio systems.

An online course for live sound engineers to tame the "Wild West" of RF from the beginning of the chain to the very end.

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Have you thought to yourself...

How can I be sure that my wireless system will be solid through the entire event?

I think I'm doing everything right but I'm not really sure.

Where should my antennas go?

I need to be able to watch someone do it and ask a million stupid questions without getting fired.

I've learned a lot from internet blogs and videos. I just haven't had time to sit down and actually apply it.

I can't find any classes that fit my schedule.

Like every other live sound engineer new or unfamiliar with RF, I did everything the manuals said; plug in the antenna, scan for a clean frequency and you're ready to go. Then I got thrown into a stadium tour with multiple artists, tons of frequencies and lots of questions.


I can't find enough channels! Why am I getting interference? I spent more time trying to get the RF solid than I did being a sound engineer.


It was unacceptable. I had to make a change. I needed to master RF for my shows to go perfectly every time instead of stumbling through it, making a lot of guesses, and hoping for the best.


That's when I started my quest to gain control of the "wild west" of RF. The technical knowledge is out there but it's very divided between RF services and none really specializing in the technology and deployment of pro audio systems. I spent years compiling information from broadcast and microwave engineers, ham radio operators, professional wireless coordinators, as well as spending thousands of dollars on books and test equipment to wrap my audio mind around the world of RF. A decade later, I can confidently say I found all of the answers I was looking for as well:

Stephen Pavlik


My goal now is to take everything I've found and present it in the type of course I was looking for when I started this journey and to give others the opportunity to learn with a fraction of the time and money it took me as well as share the experience I gained by failing...a lot, so that you don't have to :)

  • An FCC part 74 license
  • An amateur extra license
  • Recognition by the Society of Broadcast Engineers as a certified broadcast technologist as well as a certified radio operator.

Spend more time MIXING
and less time WORRYING
about dropouts.

Module 1 - RF Fundamentals

  • What is it? (how different or similar is it to audio?)
  • How does it travel?
  • How is the spectrum utilized

Module 2 - Modulation

  • AM/FM
  • Digital
  • Hybrid
  • Basic receiver design
  • Receiver problem areas
  • Best practices (audio level, squelch, diversity, DC bias)

Module 3 - Transmitters and Receivers

  • Antenna types
  • Where do they go?
  • Types of RF cables (is that cable too long?)

Module 4 - Cables and Antennas

  • The devices we put between cables (amplifiers, attenuators, filters, multicouplers, isolators, duplexers)
  • RF gain structure
  • Fiber converters

Module 5 - RF System Components

  • Planning and choosing components
  • Link budgets/RF system math
  • Deploying and testing the system

Module 6 - RF System Design

Module 7 - Coordination and Management

  • How to enter good information into the coordination for the best results with Wireless Workbench and Intermodulation Analysis System
  • How to squeeze channels
  • How to deal with other RF operators in my environment
  • Three 30m private trainings with me over video chat where we can dive into your system setup.
  • Access to a private online community for daily support from me and a dedicated group of your peers. This is where you can safely ask your "What am I doing wrong?" questions outside of the high-stakes environment of a live production.
  • Monthly office hours for group support.
  • PDF check list with the exact steps I use for frequency Coordination and RF system setup in the field.

On top of the lessons, you also get:

I'll show you how to use your RF gear to its full potential, build your skills as a live sound engineer/RF tech, and get consistent results even if you are starting from scratch and are booting up your wireless microphones or in ear monitors for the first time.

Here's an example of what an online training with me looks like.

Keep in mind that it would cost you $750-1,000 for a similar in-person training that would also require you to take time off work and pay for travel and lodging. And they may only spend a small portion of the time real world applications of RF devices and include little to no hands-on practice.

Q: How long is the course?


A: The course includes 48 video lessons or 7 modules. It is completely self-paced and you have lifetime access to all course materials.


Q: Will it teach me Wireless Workbench?

A: While this course does include some materials related to Wireless Workbench and Intermodulation Analysis System, it does not aim to teach or support those software, for which you should contact the respective manufacturer directly.


Q: What if it doesn't work for me?


A: This is an intermediate level course for live sound engineers who are using RF equipment like Wireless Microphones, In Ear Monitors, Coms and IFBs. If that's you, you know who you are.

One of the most important ways to market yourself is by producing consistent results and proving to yourself and your clients that your services are valuable.


If you work in concert, theatre, broadcast, or corporate events then you know that interference free performance can seem like sorcery, but once you master it, you feel like a rock star, not to mention the fact that good RF techs are in high demand.

Solid Link Guarantee

If this training doesn't make a significant improvement in your ability to deploy and coordinate RF devices in the field in the first 30 days, I'll work with you one on one until it does.

Get practical guidance to help you quickly locate and address RF problems.


Standard

  • 48 video lessons with hardware+software demos
  • Coordination checklist and troubleshooting flowchart
  • 3 private trainings
  • 6 months of 24/7 support from me and a dedicated group of your peers through our private online community
  • Monthly live group trainings
  • 30-day Solid Link Guarantee
  • Lifetime access to all course content, including future versions
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$497

$397 until midnight on July 30

  • Everything in the Standard package, plus...
  • 4 one-on-one private training sessions with Stephen, to be used during the first 6 months of the course
  • An extra 6 months of 24/7 support through our private online community (a year in total)Personal feedback on your homework assignments
  • Personal feedback on your homework assignments

$997

$797 until midnight on July 30

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