Introduction to Radio Concepts

In this course the basic concepts of radio principles are introduced starting with an overview of the electromagnetic spectrum, with a primary focus on the area of radio communications. The course will progress and provide some basic radio communication terms and concepts before providing a focus on antennas used within radio communication systems. It will then finish off with an overview of the techniques utilised in modulation, duplexing and multiplexing.

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  • The Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • RF Fundamentals
  • Decibel Basics
  • Antennas – Part 1
  • Antennas – Part 2
  • Modulation Techniques
  • Duplexing and Multiplexing Techniques
  • Reference Document - Introduction to Radio Concepts
  • Test of Understanding - Introduction to Radio Concepts
  • Introduction to GSM and GPRS
  • Introduction to UMTS
  • Introduction to LTE
  • Introduction to 5G
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Duration 3 hours
CPD Learning Credits 3
Price £100.00 (for 6 months access)

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