RF Training | Radio Frequency Training Fundamentals

Commitment 2 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Price $1,995.00
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


RF systems come in a bewildering variety of forms and technologies, including satellite and terrestrial, mobile and fixed, microwave, trunked radio, HF/VHF, Blue-Tooth, and RF ID, to name a few.  While these systems are diverse in design and function, they all employ radio waves as a means of communication and thus utilize concepts and techniques that are fundamental to all RF systems.

In this RF Training Fundamentals or Radio Frequency Training Fundamentals course, you will learn how radio waves propagate and fade, the models that describe RF propagation and fading, how antennas work and are used, the basic traffic engineering models, the principles of RF design and optimization including traffic engineering, and the process of deploying an RF system.  At the end of the RF Training Fundamentals or Radio Frequency Training Fundamentals course, you will have a solid foundation in the concepts, principles, methods, and considerations common to all RF systems.  You will then be well prepared to embark on a more detailed study of your specialized interest in RF, whether  cellular/mobile, microwave, HF/VHF, satellite, or other

RF Training or Radio Frequency Training Fundamentals covers the following topics:

  • RF | Radio Frequency Fundamentals: Introduction
  • RF Training | Radio Frequency Fundamentals: RF Propagation and Fading
  • RF Fundamentals: Antenna Concepts and Usage
  • RF Fundamentals: Basics of Traffic Engineering
  • RF Fundamentals: Design of RF Systems
  • And more…
  • 2 days of RF Training Fundamentals Workshop with an expert instructor
  • RF Fundamentals Training Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



Upon completion of this RF course, the participants will:

  • Explain the Basics of RF
  • Understand the engineering tools and procedures required for RF engineering and planning
  • Understand existing and emerging standards for RF
  • Understand RF Propagation and Antenna Principle
  • Describe and understand a broad spectrum of antenna types
  • Discuss RF Modulation Techniques
  • Review RF System Design Considerations
  • Review RF System Budget Profiles
  • Calculate propagation losses and link budgets.
  • Explain RF performance and Optimization considerations
  • Analyze system degradation due to RF components
  • Evaluate the performance of different RF wireless systems
  • Explore the project planning process of RF
  • Discuss successful and unsuccessful RF deployments
  • Step through a practical process for managing RF networks
  • Explore the current and future RF market trends

Tailor this RF Training – Radio Frequency Training Fundamentals course to your own unique requirements at little-to-no additional expense.  We can teach distinct versions of this RF course for audiences such as:

  • System designers and planners
  • Equipment or application designers
  • Information Technology professionals
  • Drive test or cell site technicians
  • Less technical audiences such as managers, executives, business planners, sales and marketing specialists, and operations and support personnel.

The target audience for this RF Training course:

  • As RF systems become more varied and pervasive, there is a growing demand for engineers, technicians, and managers who understand RF.  This RF Training course will benefit those new to the field who need to learn the key concepts, design principles, and deployment considerations that underlie all RF systems.  The standard presentation of this course assumes technical background, though you need not be an electrical engineer to be able to take this RF course.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this RF course are:

  • At least one year experience in the field of communication engineering, fixed or wireless telephony, information technology, or another technical field.


  • The electromagnetic spectrum
  • History of RF
  • Regulation of RF
  • Types of RF systems
  • RF applications
  • Principles of RF propagation
  • RF modulation basics
  • Reflection, refraction, diffraction
  • Digital RF communications basics
  • Propagation models: Okumura, HATA, Cost 231
  • Free space loss
  • Reflection scatting loss, Rayleigh fading, multipath
  • Multipath cancellation
  • How antennas work
  • Antenna gain
  • Antenna radiation patterns
  • Isotropic and dipole radiators
  • Collinear vertical antennas
  • Horizontal arrays, yagis, log-periodic
  • Effective radiated power
  • Testing and measurements
  • Performance testing
RF Training – Radio Frequency Training Fundamentals – BASICS OF TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
  • Trunks, circuits, an overview of the T-Carrier System
  • Erlang B, extended Erlang B, Erlang C
  • Blocking probability, basic operational concepts towards the grade of service (GoS)
  • Stochastic modeling of unknown variables
  • Traffic simulation
  • Using calculation tools
  • Tools available for design
  • Design considerations
  • Propagation losses
  • Link budget
  • System degradation
  • Eb/No, SNR, BER, Noise
  • Limitations of bandwidth
  • Receiver sensitivity
  • Intermodulation distortion
  • RF performance and its optimization
  • RF system management and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Practice link budget calculations
  • Planning to undertake RF deployment projects
  • RF deployment process
  • Successful and unsuccessful RF deployments
  • Morphology zones
  • Design Engineering
  • Traffic engineering
  • Mixers
  • RF regulatory considerations
  • Call processing
  • Mobility management
  • Soft versus Hard handover
  • RF optimization and performance testing
  • Indoor design considerations
  • A survey of current and evolving technologies
  • Directions for future study and specialization
  • Course recap, Q/A, and Evaluations
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