Microwave Radio System Installation

2 Day Course
Code PWS265

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This course teaches installation and troubleshooting technicians the key elements needed for installing, testing, validating and troubleshooting microwave links.

The course introduces the elementary principles of radio used in microwave services. It teaches how to survey the location in order to position access points in the appropriate location and how to avoid interference with other services. The course identifies the problems with alignment of antennas and dish systems as well as teaching what appropriate safety precautions need to be taken.


When you have completed this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize different classes of microwave equipment and describe their uses
  • Configure appropriate feeder equipment
  • Align and validate links
  • Calculate expected signal strengths and measure service levels to confirm
  • Troubleshoot link problems.


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Microwave Link Services (6 topics)

  • Technologies and Terms
  • What are microwaves?
  • Key microwave bands and their applications
  • Recognizing Microwave Plant
  • Power and Safety issues
  • Hands-on Exercise: Configuring Ad-hoc Wireless connections

Microwave Radio Principles (23 topics)

  • Radio Transmission Principles
  • Radio Propagation
  • Signal Power and Free Space Loss
  • Effective Radiated Power (ERP)
  • Polarization
  • Absorption
  • Diffraction
  • Reflection
  • Signal to Noise Ratio
  • Cell Based operation
  • Carrier interference noise
  • Interference effects and Fading
  • MiMo and SiSo
  • Modulation
  • Amplitude, Frequency and Phase Modulation
  • QAM
  • Multi-Access Systems
  • Frequency use
  • Overlapping channels
  • Noise and signal strength
  • Operating Speed and multi-standard selection
  • Configuring Access Points

Microwave Antenna Systems (6 topics)

  • Dish antennas
  • Selecting the appropriate types
  • Towers and Dish Mountings
  • Static Mounts
  • Loading and support
  • Hands-on Exercise: Site Survey and Fault Isolation

Microwave Test Equipment (11 topics)

  • Inside antenna systems
  • Outside Antenna Systems
  • Connections
  • Long Range Connection Systems
  • WiFi Service requirements
  • Defining the Service requirements
  • Selecting Routers and Access Points
  • Deploying bridges between buildings
  • Routing and Fire-walling
  • Monitoring and managing the service
  • Hands-on Exercise: Testing Antenna Performance


This course assumes attendees already have basic knowledge of data communications, PCs and IP systems. No prior knowledge of radio or Wireless systems will be assumed.

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