Microwave Link Planning

We also have Microwave Link Planning (On-Demand).

3 Days / 5 Live Online Sessions (0900-1230) / Technical Level: Level 3

Course Code: RP1601

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.
Karl van Heeswijk

Trainer: Karl van Heeswijk

Karl is an experienced training specialist in radio theory, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and mobile systems.