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3 DAYS / 5 LIVE ONLINE SESSIONS (0900-1300) / Level 3

Course summary

The course covers all of the essential aspects of planning point-to-point microwave link systems, from conception to commissioning.

Who would benefit

Those involved in the specification, planning and maintenance of fixed microwave radio transmission, backhaul and access links.


A good knowledge of radio principles, or a background in telecommunications engineering, or attendance on the Radio Principles course (RP1301).

Topic areas include

  • ITU-R and CEPT recommendations
  • ETSI standards
  • Spectrum management and channel plans
  • Frequency assignment
  • Digital radio performance characteristics
  • Noise and interference in radio systems
  • Reliability, availability and performance objectives
  • Microwave antennas and feeders
  • Radiation Pattern Envelopes (RPEs)
  • Refraction, k-factor, reflection and diffraction
  • Path profiling and Fresnel zone clearance
  • Power budgets
  • Rain and Multipath/Dispersive fade margins
  • Dimensioning space and frequency diversity
  • Interference management
  • Practical link planning exercises

Practical exercises, including design of a fixed link transmission network.

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Next Scheduled Date

19th April 2021

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