Fundamentals of RF, Wireless and Microwave Measurements

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Course Overview

This popular 2-day classroom course provides a solid grounding in radio frequency (RF), wireless and microwave measurements from high-frequency (HF) to 40 GHz. It introduces basic theory and high-frequency measurement concepts before addressing a range of common RF, wireless and microwave measurements used in research and development (R&D), manufacturing test and production environments.

The course also includes a series of practical measurement demonstrations to help reinforce concepts, performed using the latest RF and microwave test and measurement instruments. Throughout the course, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask the instructor questions to help clarify understanding.

During the course, there will be opportunities for hands-on time with test equipment under expert guidance from the course instructor, who brings over 30 years of experience in RF, wireless and microwave design, development and test.

What You Will Learn
  • Understand essential principles of RF, wireless and microwave measurements

  • Describe key RF, wireless and microwave measurement parameters

  • Understand how to use a range of RF, wireless and microwave test equipment

  • Reduce the risk of expensive test equipment damage, repair costs and downtime

  • Understand how to correctly perform common RF and microwave measurements

  • Better utilise test and measurement equipment features and functionality

  • Develop improved problem solving capability due to better understanding

Course Programme
  • Module 1 – Transmission Lines and S-parameters

  • Module 2 – Connectors and Cable Care

  • Module 3 – Vector Network Analysis

  • Module 4 – Calibration, Verification and Accuracy of Vector Network Analysers (VNAs)

  • Module 5 – Spectrum Analysis

  • Module 6 – Power Measurements

  • Module 7 – Noise Figure Measurements

  • Module 8 – Phase Noise Measurements

  • Module 9 – Digital Modulation Measurements

  • Module 10 – Antennas and EMC

  • Module 11 – Practical Measurement Demonstrations

A detailed course brochure is available on request. Either click here to complete the contact form or call our office on +44 (0)1962 920 123.

Target Audience

The course is ideal for graduates and new entrants to the field of RF, wireless and microwave measurements. It is also suitable for those with industry experience but with knowledge gaps that need to be addressed.

Staff members taking the certification typically include engineers and technicians involved in making RF, wireless and microwave measurements and working in R&D, manufacturing test and production environments in the RF, wireless and microwave communications industry.

The course is also suitable for recent graduates or experienced engineers moving into the RF, wireless and microwave field, who need to quickly get up-to-speed with HF measurement techniques in order to become more productive. In addition, the course will be of interest to managers working in a test environment who wish to improve their understanding of HF measurements in order to better manage the test process.


Although there are no formal prerequisites for this course, an ability to absorb and understand technical concepts is essential together with a desire to learn more about the topics covered. A technical background is desirable in order to derive maximum benefit from the course.

Those taking the course would normally be qualified to degree-level or have equivalent experience in an engineering, physics or mathematics-related subject. If you are unsure about the technical level of the course then either click here to complete the contact form or call our office on +44 (0)1962 920 123.

What’s Included?
  • Class tuition by experienced industry expert

  • Full-colour printed course notes including all presentation slides

  • High-quality printed Certificate of Attendance

  • Morning and afternoon refreshments and buffet lunches

Course Fee

£995 + £199 VAT = £1194 GBP
UK Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged at 20%.

Course Dates & Registration

Course Code RF1009
Day 1 – Monday 10 September 2018, Registration: 9:00-9:30 am, Start: 9:30 am, Finish: 5:00 pm
Day 2 – Tuesday 11 September 2018, Start: 9:00 am, Finish: 4:30 pm

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Online Course Information
Course Location

The course will be held in a modern, well-equipped conference room at Rohde & Schwarz UK.
Rohde & Schwarz UK, Ancells Business Park, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 2UZ, UK


Rohde & Schwarz UK, Ancells Business Park, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 2UZ, UK

Travel by Car
Ample car parking is available at Rohde & Schwarz UK.

Travel by Train
The nearest railway station is Fleet, Station Approach, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 3QY, UK.
Rohde & Schwarz UK is 15 mins walk from the railway station or a short taxi ride.

Travel by Air
Heathrow airport is 26 miles (42 km) and Gatwick airport is 48 miles (77 km) from Rohde & Schwarz UK. If you are travelling by air, then we can reserve a taxi for you. The driver will meet you at arrivals and transfer you either to your hotel or directly to the course venue. Please call our office on +44 (0)1962 920 123 or email us at if you require any travel assistance.


Please note that accommodation costs are not included in the course fees. Hotels and B&Bs can be found in the area including:

Premier Inn Fleet – distance from hotel to course venue=0.8 miles (1.2 km)
The Lismoyne Hotel – distance from hotel to course venue=1.7 miles (2.7 km)
The Elvetham Hotel – distance from hotel to course venue=3.6 miles (5.8 km)


A cancellation fee of 20% will apply for cancellations received 7-14 days before the start of a course. Cancellations received less than 7 days before are not refundable. Substitute delegates can be made any time before a course starts.

Registration Confirmation

Upon registering for a course online, confirmation will be emailed immediately followed by the Course Joining Instructions and an invoice/receipt within 1 working day. We strongly recommend that you do not make any firm travel and/or accommodation commitments until you receive final confirmation that the course will definitely go ahead. This is sent as soon as the minimum number of attendees has been reached to make the course viable and no later than 1 week before the scheduled course start date.

Terms & Conditions

We encourage you to read our full Terms & Conditions, which cover important issues like payment and cancellation policies.

Any Questions?

Please click here to complete the contact form or call our office on +44 (0)1962 920 123.

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