Course Details

Name: Cable Acceptance Testing 

Number: 073000 

Prerequisites: Journeyperson cable splicers and employees rotating from cable maintenance  

Audience: Craft employees required to test and accept cable 

Objectives: Upon successful completion students will be able to:
  • compare cable parameters to engineering standards
  • test cable
  • analyze test results
  • perform repairs

Content: Topics include:
  • characteristics of loaded and non-loaded cable
  • voice frequency acceptance tests
  • open circuit impedance
  • return loss
  • subscriber carrier S6B
  • transmission improvement noise abatement
  • test equipment
  • Wilcom T195 level tracer
  • Siemens K211 level tracer
  • Wheatstone bridge
  • Wilcom T136
  • HP 3555 and 263A
  • Sierra 413A

Activities: Lecture, demonstration, hands-on practice  

Class Size: Up to 6 attendees 

Duration: 5 days 

Assessment: Complete work projects to demonstrate mastery of specific skills which are evaluated by the instructor, and successfully complete one written exam  



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