About this Course

Code TPRP1201
Duration 3 Days

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


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

Who should attend?

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

Delegates will learn how to

  • ITU-R and CEPT recommendations
  • ETSI standards
  • Spectrum management and channel plans
  • Frequency assignment
  • Digital radio performance characteristics
  • Noise and interference in radio systems
  • Microwave antennas and feeders
  • Radiation Pattern Envelopes (RPEs)
  • Refraction, k-factor, reflection and diffraction
  • Path profiling and Fresnel zone clearance
  • Power budgets
  • Link availability
  • Rain and multipath fade margins
  • Dimensioning space diversity systems
  • Interference management
  • Includes practical exercises, including design of a fixed link transmission network.


  • Section 1 Spectrum Management
  • Section 2 Feeders and Antennas
  • Section 3 Fixed Link Radio Technology
  • Section 4 Path Profiling
  • Section 5 Fixed Link Availability and Error Performance Objectives
  • Section 6 Power Budgets
  • Section 7 Fading
  • Section 8 Diversity Systems
  • Section 9 Frequency Assignment and Interference Management
  • Section 10 Practical Planning
  • Appendix A Use of the Decibel
  • Appendix B Geographical Positioning

3 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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