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TI-1 Wireless Technology

TI-1: Introduction to Wireless Technology - Agenda

The Teachers Institute (TI-1) is a 5-day professional development workshop filled with lectures, hands-on activities and demonstrations, building, programming, and exploration in Amateur Radio. Teachers are offered tools and strategies to introduce basic electronics, radio science, satellite communication, Amateur Radio, microcontrollers to their students.

Throughout the program, participants will explore application topics such as the educational context for wireless technology, working with a local radio club, career and scholarship opportunities for students, grant opportunities, and looking ahead to TI-2.

Here is an overview of the topics covered at TI-1:

  • Basic Electronics
    • Electromagnetism
    • Basic electronic components
    • Using the digital multimeter
    • Ohm’s Law
    • Electronic assembly & soldering
  • Understanding Signals
    • Wave fundamentals
    • Using the digital oscilloscope
    • Modulation and demodulation
    • Building blocks of radio
    • Digital signal processing (DSP) fundamentals
  • Radio Applications in the Classroom
    • Amateur satellites
    • Radio Direction Finding (Foxhunting)
    • HF bands
    • Public service
    • Overcoming barriers to implementation
  • Microcontrollers
    • Introduction to Microcontrollers
    • Fundamentals of Programming



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