Principles of Radio Site Engineering

2 Days / 4 Live Online Sessions (0900-1230) / Technical Level: Level 3

Course Code: RP2100

This course is intended for those involved in radio site acquisition, planning and build, who do not have a strong radio background. The training covers radio theory applicable to the cellular industry and focuses on the practical issues of site build.

Who would benefit

Those requiring an overview of what is involved in the siting of telecoms transceiver equipment in radio sites.


No prior knowledge of radio principles is required. A technical background or the ability to comprehend technical information is advantageous.

Topic Areas Include

  • Radio theory
  • Radio wave propagation
  • Antenna theory
  • Considerations for siting antennas
  • Transmission lines
  • Considerations for installing transmission lines
  • Cell dimensioning
  • Cell site selection and positioning
  • Indoor coverage challenges
  • Indoor coverage using repeaters
  • Indoor coverage using base stations
  • Antenna systems for indoor coverage
  • Radio systems interference
  • Multi-site configurations
  • UK planning issues
Les Granfield

Trainer: Les Granfield

Les is a technical trainer with 35 years of experience. His expertise extends across a wide range of telecommunications technologies. He specializes in GSM, GSM-R, ERTMS/ETCS, UMTS, LTE and 5G radio access networks, radio planning, radio access network optimization and Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC).