Radio communications impact on nearly every aspect of our lives, whether it’s watching TV, using a mobile or surfing the Internet using Wi-Fi.
For most people using radio is taken for granted. But if you’re embarking on a career in telecommunications you’ll find a working knowledge of radio principles, or maybe even an in-depth understanding, becomes critical.
That’s where Wray Castle comes in. We have a full portfolio of radio engineering courses, from 1 day introductions for those with no technical background, to 3-day technical deep dives.
Wondering how good your radio engineering knowledge is or which is the best radio engineering course for you? Have a quick look at these questions from our Radio Principles course and see how you do...
Are you able to describe the nature of a radio wave?
The Wray Castle Radio Principles course will introduce you to basic wave theory so no prior knowledge is required.
Would you be able to choose an appropriate frequency for a particular application?
This course explains the theory of radio propagation and highlights typical use of the radio spectrum.
How do radio waves carry information?
Both analogue and digital modulation schemes are explored on the course enabling you to choose the appropriate scheme for a project.
What is a radio transmitter or receiver and how do they work?
If you need to know about transmitters and receivers this is the course for you as by the end of it you will have a thorough understanding of this technology.
How do you choose an antenna for a particular application?
The theory and operation of antennas and feeders are discussed in detail enabling you to make informed decisions.
Are you able to recognize and deal with different interference issues?
The course describes the various interference mechanisms and offers practical solutions.
What are the regulations and laws surrounding the use of radio?
Radio systems are commonly built to international standards, operating in licensed frequency bands and regulated nationally and internationally. All aspects of the standards, regulations and licensing are discussed as part of the course.
For more information on this course just visit the Radio Principles website page. Or you can contact us for details of the next scheduled dates or to make a booking.
Just getting started in Radio Engineering?
If you’re just starting a career in radio communications and are looking for basic radio awareness, our Introduction to Radio course is a great choice.
This course is also a good introduction for people from non-technical backgrounds who would find it useful to understand the wide range of issues surrounding the use and management of radio spectrum. This could include management, regulators and market analysts as well as staff from operations and marketing.
The Introduction to Radio course is available both as live classroom training and as a self-paced, online option.
If you prefer to take your training at your own convenience then our online training platform may be the best choice for you. You’ll get 3 months access to your course and a certification when you complete it. While taking the course you’ll have full access via email to a trainer as a mentor in case you have any queries. You’ll also have email support on an ongoing basis afterwards.
For an outline of this course visit the Introduction to Radio page on our website or contact us if you’d like to book a place.
About the author
Karl van Heeswijk is a radio specialist whose expertise extends across a wide range of telecommunications technologies. These include radio theory, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and mobile systems.
Before joining Wray Castle, Karl gained experience in the operation and maintenance of satellite earth stations, radio broadcasting, the design and implementation of microwave links and mobile radio network design and optimization. He has also spent a number of years working in the telecommunications regulatory environment specialising in spectrum management.