Microwave Link Planning (On-Demand)

Duration: 32 Hours

Course Code: RP1601

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.

On-Demand Online Training

On-Demand Online Telecoms TrainingOur self-paced on-demand distance learning programmes are accessible on any computer, tablet or smartphone and allow you to study at a time and location that is convenient to you.

Each course includes:

  • Illustrated Course Books - featuring leading edge knowledge from subject matter experts.
  • Videos - Detailed videos expand the points covered in the course books, discussing topics in greater depth. 
  • Tutor Support – Dedicated course tutors are available to answer any questions you might have throughout your studies.
  • Formative Assessment - Modules include regular quizzes to support learning by testing your knowledge of the subject matter.
  • Certification– Successfully complete the end of module tests to earn Digital Badges to demonstrate the depth of your knowledge of the topic.

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    • Regular price £2,660.00

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