Course Length: Three days minimum – Customized to client


A fundamental understanding of wireless, Distributed Antennas, and radio networks will be useful for students taking this course.

Course Objectives:

The course is for technical personnel who are new to telecommunications or experienced but desire additional training on telecom and wireless test equipment.  The course is designed to last here days, with each day devoted to a specific technology and supporting test equipment.  About 50% of this class is hands-on with emphasis on how to conduct tests and interpret results.  The subjects can vary, but those listed below are commonly requested.

Day 1 – Introduction – Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting processes
  • Data failures – isolation techniques
  • Non- RF circuit recognition
  • Decibles – dB
  • RF based trouble isolation
  • Safety and making equipment
  • Method and procedures – MOP

Data Testing – T1/DS3/SONET

  • Technology review as needed
  • Roadmap of test equipment
  • Termination panels
  • Standard tests
  • Results interpretation and reporting

Day 2: Spectrum Analyzers

  • RF technology overview as appropriate
  • RF Safety
  • Roadmap of equipment
  • Interference Hunting
  • Radio Measurements
  • Interpreting results & reporting

Day 3: Communication Service Monitors

  • Land Mobile Radio – Overview
  • Roadmap of Customer test equipment
  • Testing Transmitters
  • Testing Receivers
  • Duplex operation
  • Testing antenna systems
  • Testing filters

IMPORTANT – This course can be customized to any combination for technology or test equipment. This outline is intended as a roadmap and starting point.