Please join Dive Rescue International and the La Crosse Police Department on May 7-8, 2020, for a Humminbird Sonar Technician training program in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This Black Laser Learning developed class is a comprehensive training for teams to quickly master the art and science of side scan sonar searches. Objective: This program was developed for Law Enforcement, Fire, and Marine Rescue teams who utilize Humminbird sonar. These cost-effective systems can provide First Responders with an affordable solution for underwater search operations. Learn to maximize these units when searching underwater.
- Learn the types of side scan sonar available, Humminbird specific side imaging display and sonar terminology. Answer the question: What am I looking at?
- Become familiar with Sonar terminology.
- Understand the 4 Humminbird Sonar beams and the sonar views associated with them including what each beam covers and displays.
- Why and when to use which beam and how to access the view of each beam.
- Sonar range zones and the intersection of range and resolution.
- Learn how is the Sonar image is created and how to properly use Humminbird GPS.
The system features the same style imagery as traditional side scan sonar systems and requires many of the same image interpretation skills required for towed sonar systems. This program will guide you through the setup, usage, and limitations of the side imaging sonars. The program also provides imagery of drowning victims and victim surrogates for comprehensive training. This program will inexpensively let you get the most from of your system. Instructor: The course is led by senior instructor Tom Greenhalgh. Tom Greenhalgh has been a Corporate Instructor for Dive Rescue international since 1989 and is also a Faculty Instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Tom retired as Lieutenant for Billerica Police Department in 2016. Course Development: Black Laser Learning, Inc. is a side scan and synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) technology company specializing in distilling complex technological subject matter into easy-tounderstand, practical knowledge. Black Laser Learning training programs are designed for the military, Search and Rescue, and scientific communities. Be Sure to Bring: US Coast Guard approved PFD with knife and whistle, adequate clothing and protection from the environment and pen and paper for note-taking and sketching. This training readies agency personnel for underwater searches using side scan sonar. Humminbird sonar units are cost effective and extremely versatile. Any response team expected to perform underwater searches benefits from this training. This fantastic two-day training will give attendees one day of classroom learning and one day of on-water exercises.
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