Are you a field engineer, radio technician or site installer
in the microwave radio antenna system industry? Are you looking for ways to
grow your knowledge base, advance your career or differentiate your company?
Perhaps the new, online Microwave Radio Antenna Link Fundamentals course from CommScope Infrastructure Academy is your way to do so.
This “go at your own pace and in your own time” course covers
the fundamentals of microwave
transmission, the most commonly used method for backhauling to the core
network from wireless cell sites. The course includes a wealth of knowledge
about microwave transmission theory and application, microwave antenna
selection and systems installation. For the first time, this information is
available online after having existed as a classroom course in the
well-established Andrew Institute curriculum for many years.
Best yet is that successful completion leads to CommScope
Infrastructure Academy certification that is valid for three years.
Certification is a great way to validate your fundamental knowledge in
microwave communications and gain a competitive advantage.
The course starts
with the basics of microwave transmission and progresses through to the
installation of a microwave antenna. All the typical issues that arise in an
installation are covered, including selecting one type of antenna over another,
hoisting, aligning, testing and maintenance. I will provide more overviews of some
of the technical content of the course in future blog posts, but if you want to
gain a firm grasp of it, you should sign up for the
The course name is SP6105--Microwave Radio Antenna Link Fundamentals. You can register for and begin
the program right away—there are no course prerequisites or previous experience
requirements. There are nine lessons overall. This course is perfect for anyone
who wants to understand microwave transmission without getting into the design
This course is the first in the Microwave Andrew Antenna
System Training (MAAST) series that will allow various specialists to improve
their knowledge and develop their skills. Watch for more MAAST courses to be
released in 2014.
Are you ready to invest in your microwave
knowledge base? What do you want to learn more about in microwave
transmissions? If you have any questions about the course or microwave
generally, leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.